The Jackson family has managed to stay out of the headlines for several weeks now, but a new report has surfaced that 82-year-old matriarch Katherine Jackson has become estranged from some of her children.
RadarOnline.com reports that Katherine is unwilling to see or speak to Randy, Rebbie and Janet Jackson — the three siblings who continue to fight their late brother Michael Jackson's will — after the debacle in July that nearly cost her custody of her grandchildren.
"For the time being, Janet, Rebbie, and Randy aren't allowed at the home," a source says. "Katherine is free to see Janet, Rebbie or Randy, just not at that house. However, Katherine has absolutely no desire to see them right now because she is just heartbroken that they betrayed her trust and didn't tell her that Michael's children had been trying to contact her."
Katherine, the story claims, won't say anything negative about her children in the press, but she "recognizes that Randy was behind all of this, and wishes he would stop spouting off to the press about their family business. She isn't having any contact with him especially right now."
Meanwhile, a real-life fire erupted at Neverland Ranch, Michael's estate in Santa Ynez, California, on Tuesday morning. Three fire trucks from the Santa Barbara Fire Department responded to the blaze, which was started by a barbecue during a large party at the estate.
Thankfully, no one was hurt, but the barbecue was quickly canceled after the life-threatening incident.
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