Michael Jackson’s Siblings: where are they now?Hollywood
My brothers were my friends,” Michael Jackson said in an interview. While Michael died in 2009 at age 50 almost and, all of his siblings are still alive to continue his legacy. Find out more about all of his brothers and sisters here
Michael Jackson was one of the most influential people in the history of pop music. He made his debut as a member of The Jackson Five at the age of six, and soared to fame with classics including “ABC” and “I Want You Back.” In 1971, he embarked on a solo career, and with his 1982 best-selling album Thriller. He catapulted himself into superstardom. Michael went on to have many more hits after Thriller, but the foundation was established with his brothers in The Jackson Five, and many of his other siblings went on to have great careers in their own right.
Sigmund (better known as Jackie Jackson), the eldest of the Jackson brothers, was born in 1951. Due to his high-pitched, tenor singing voice, he was one of the original members of the Jackson Five and one of the band’s leads singers. Jackie went on to record two solo albums, the first of which was self-titled in 1973 and the second of which was called Be The One in 1989.
Tito, the Jacksons’ third son, was born in 1953 under the name Toriano. While most members of the Jackson family are known for their singing abilities, Tito was a brilliant guitarist who was inspired to create a band with his brothers after his father Joe forced him to perform for him after breaking a string, according to his biography.
In 1954, Katherine gave birth to Jermaine, who is now 66 years old. While Michael Jackson is the most well-known of the Jackson Five, Jermaine contributed vocals to several of the group’s biggest singles. According to his biography, he quit the band in 1976 when his brothers joined with CBS and stayed with Motown Records. In 1984, he rejoined the band. He debuted a self-titled solo album in 1972, when still relatively early in the Jacksons’ career, and has subsequently released multiple albums under his own name, the most recent being 2012’s I Wish You Love.
LaToya Jackson, the second Jackson daughter, was born in May 1956. Her career began with backup vocals for The Jackson Five, just like her siblings, but she’s also been one of her family’s most vociferous critics. In her 1991 biography La Toya: Growing Up In The Jackson Family, she accused her father of abuse, according to AllMusic. The disagreements between LaToya and her family arose during her marriage to her former manager Jack Gordon, according to The New York Times. In a 2013 interview with HuffPost, LaToya stated that her ex-husband was abusive.
Randy Jackson, the youngest of the Jackson brothers, was born in 1961 but did not join his siblings in the Jackson Five until 1971 when he played congas. According to his biography, he became an official member in 1976, when the group moved from Motown to CBS.
Aside from his siblings, Michael has a half-sister, Joh’Vonnie, 47, whom Joe had in 1974 with Cheryl Terrell, a woman with whom he had an affair. In a 2018 interview with DailyMail, Joh’Vonnie revealed that she didn’t have a close relationship with the Jackson family, despite the fact that she is officially Michael’s half-sister.