For years, DeBarge has insisted he believes Jackson gave birth to their child, and then gave it up for adoption after they split in the mid-1980s. Jackson has never commented on the scandal, and DeBarge says it’s time.
“It’s been a question that’s been raised a long time ago all the way up to now,” he told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview.
“I don’t think you can pull the wool over the public’s eye on this one,” he said. ”I’m talking about there being a baby.”
Philadelphia native Tiffany Whyte, 31, claims she is the long-abandoned child DeBarge has been looking for. Last month, he agreed to submit to a DNA test with Whyte to settle the matter once and for all.
“I went over this a million times in my head,” DeBarge, 53, said. “I don’t like speculating.”
But he insisted, “To me it’s not a secret. It’s never been a secret.”
Indeed, DeBarge shared the story with Michael Jackson’s death doc, Conrad Murray, in an explosive prison letter in 2012.
Ever since, he’s continued to speak out about the possibility of a Jackson-DeBarge heir.
And even if his suspicions should prove to be true, DeBarge said he’d forgive his famous ex for hiding the incredible secret for so long.
Jackson, 50, has faded from the public eye since marrying Qatari businessman Wissam Al Mana. Their first son, Eissa, was born in January.
Still, DeBarge holds out hope he will get closure one day.
He said, “I do still love Janet. And I think she still loves me … The most we want is each other to be happy.”
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