"I've been kept a secret a very long time," Tiffany told RadarOnline.com in a bombshell interview. "I want people to know the truth."
DeBarge, now 53, first claimed in 2012 that he and Jackson had given a child up for adoption before their 1985 split. The news was revealed in a shocking prison letter to Michael Jackson's death doctor, Conrad Murray, published by RadarOnline.com. Jackson, now 50 and a mom to a newborn son, Eissa, with Wissam al Mana, has never commented publicly on the scandal.
Now, at last, Whyte is coming forward after extensive encouragement from the DeBarge family.
"Janet has been denying me for many years," Whyte told RadarOnline.com. "I waited 31 years."
"I want people to know the truth," she insisted. "Now it's time for me to tell my truth."
Tiffany told RadarOnline.com that she first came to believe she was Jackson's heir roughly seven years ago, when she was approached by a woman claiming to be the famous singer. Having grown up in the state foster system, Tiffany never knew her real parents, and the messages seemed like a miracle.
In recent weeks, Whyte's alleged grandmother, Etterlene DeBarge, announced that she and Tiffany have taken their own test, and it was a match. So what will happen if this one comes back positive, too?
"I want to know the truth," she begged. "I want to know her!"
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