Michael Jackson’s Secret Child Revealed
Following weeks of speculation it has been confirmed that the late singer Michael Jackson may indeed have another child. There was much buzz online about dancer Omer Bhatti after he attended the memorial service for the pop superstar. Bhatti reportedly sat in the front row with the family. A quote attributed to him on the Dailymail website stated, “He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson and he can dance like a Jackson. This boy’s a fantastic dancer – as a matter of fact, he teaches dance.”
Michael Jackson had reportedly revealed to friends in 2004 that he had a one night stand that had produced Bhatti. The young dancer is now staying with the Jacksons at their home in Encino, California. Previously Bhatti denied being Jackson’s son saying that he was just his “best friend”. He and his family had moved to Jackson’s Neverland ranch in 1996, where his mom and dad ended up on Jackson’s staff as a nanny and driver respectively.
Michael Jackson’s 79-year old mother Katherine currently has custody of his three other children. Initially it was felt that there would be a battle with the biological mother of two of the children, Debbie Rowe (pictured left). In an interview on The Early Show, Jackson’s lawyer revealed that Rowe will have visitation rights. The new agreement will not provide for any additional money to Rowe.
Jermaine Jackson had been quoted as saying before the latest revelation, “If Omer’s his son, he’s his son. We won’t deny it. We are going to give him the same love and care that we give Prince and Paris and Blanket. I can’t clearly say if he is Michael’s but I saw this kid around him.” He also revealed that it was the oldest sister Rebbie who moved Omer closer to Katherine Jackson during the memorial service.
Many onlookers commented on how much Omer looked like the Jacksons as he sat with them. In fact some feel that he bears a resemblance to Michael’s youngest son Blanket. Interestingly, Blanket is believed to be the result of donor egg and sperm so any resemblance would be purely coincidental. It is not clear for how long Joe Jackson knew that Omer was Michael’s son. He said “I knew Michael had another son – yes, I did.” Omer is reportedly seeking to have DNA tests done to be certain.
What this will mean for the estate of Michael Jackson as well as his legacy is yet to be seen. No doubt because of the scandals that hounded him throughout his life, many people will await the DNA test results before believing this latest twist to the King of Pop’s life.
It would seem that the Jackson family is pretty close knit, so it is good that he would be welcomed in to such a loving setting. Hopefully Jackson’s children will be afforded a level of privacy that he never knew after he became a star.