The 61-year-old former Jackson 5 star spoke to Us Weekly at the Thursday, May 12, Power Up Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. And he couldn’t contain his excitement at the news that his baby sister Janet, 49, was finally going to become a mother.
“My sister Janet is my baby. She is fine but she’s having a baby,” he said. “A baby having a baby. We look at her like our little baby. And now she’s grown-up and she’s having a baby. I’m proud to be an uncle and I can’t wait to see how this baby is going to look,” he said.
Jermaine said that his sister hadn’t opened up to him about any cravings she was having, although he was quite sure she would be eating plenty.
“She is feeling fine. Oh, my God! Janet loves to eat. I really don’t know what she’s craving, but I do know that she likes to eat!” he said.
And the future uncle has no doubt that the “Rhythm Nation” singer will be an awesome mother. “She’ll be a great mother because she is very tough, very strict,” he revealed. “I tell her, ‘If you need any parenting skills or any baby skills, let me know, because I’m the best diaper-changer there is on this planet, still to this day.'”
Jermaine says Janet doesn’t know the sex of the baby — though he’s hoping for a girl. “We need more girls in the family,” he said, laughing. “There are too many boys.”
And it’s not just Jermaine who’s looking forward to meeting Janet’s new bundle of joy. Their late brother Michael Jackson’s kids are delighted about their future cousin too.
“Oh, yeah. Yeah!” the singer replied when asked whether Paris, Prince and Blanket were excited, before he was pulled away by his wife.
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