By Jen Heger
Radar Legal Editor
If, like us, you were skeptical about news reports claiming that legendary Motown singer Diana Ross would get Michael Jackson‘s children when their 80-year-old grandmother Katherine Jackson passes away, doubt no more!
Ross, 67, indeed would become guardian of the dead singer’s three children, according to new information exclusively uncovered by RadarOnline.
A source close to the Jackson family tells us that the superstar diva was named in her longtime friend Michael Jackson’s will as guardian of Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket. And even though it was suggested that Ross declined the huge responsibility, that too is bunk, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
“Diana has made no moves whatsoever not fulfill her role that Michael intended for her,” the source says. “Michael didn’t trust anyone in his family besides, his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason,” our source adds.
Katherine Jackson turns 81 on May 4, and it was revealed in court documents recently that she has a live-in caregiver.
“Katherine is a very doting, loving grandmother,” the source added. “She just isn’t getting any younger and that is why Michael named a second guardian.”
An informant in Ross’ entourage said the singer of Upside Down and Endless Love hasn’t been involved in the children’s lives, so far.
“She will step in if there’s an immediate need to do so,” the Ross informant said.
Ross has five adult children.