Singer Janet Jackson’s ex-husband James DeBarge, who married her in 1984, says they both have a secret daughter.
Earlier this year, DeBarge made a shocking claim that he actually had a daughter with the 50-year-old songstress.
In a newly released clip from a TV series “Growing Up Hip Hop”, DeBarge, 53, has once again spoken about the secret child, insisting that she exists after getting confronted by his other daughter, reported Entertainment Tonight.
The former couple’s marriage was annulled in 1985.
“I’m tired of the secrecy. I’m tired of the truth not coming forward, and people being a coward when it comes to it. And I thought it was wise for me to speak out now because it needs to be addressed,” DeBarge told his daughter, Kristinia, in the clip when she asked him about it.
“To be honest with you, I didn’t know. I was under the impression that there was no baby, and I wanted to believe it’s not true. But it is,” he continued.
Jackson, however, has not yet commented on the issue. She is currently pregnant with her first child with husband Wissam Al Mana.