Janet Jackson says she is not a mother. In a terse statement released today (Oct. 26), the 39-year-old singer denied a former brother-in-law's claim that she has a "secret" 18-year-old daughter.

Janet Jackson says she is not a mother. In a terse statement released today (Oct. 26), the 39-year-old singer denied a former brother-in-law's claim that she has a "secret" 18-year-old daughter.

"I do not have a child and all allegations saying so are false," Jackson said in a statement released to the syndicated TV show "Access Hollywood." A call to Jackson's publicist wasn't immediately returned.

On Friday, Young DeBarge, the brother of Jackson's ex-husband, James DeBarge, told New York radio station WGHT that Jackson and his brother had a child named Renee that was living with Rebbie Jackson, Janet's oldest sister.

Jackson and James DeBarge, a singer in the former R&B family group DeBarge, were married for three months in 1984, when Jackson was just 18.

Jackson secretly married Rene Elizondo Jr. in 1991. They separated in 1999. She is now dating producer Jermaine Dupri.


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