La Toya Jackson is a singer, songwriter, businesswoman, activist, author, television personality of American nationality who is known best for being the fifth child of the Jackson family. She has had songs like Just Wanna Dance, Starting Over and Free the World. She was born in Gary, Indiana to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson and is one of the siblings of the great Michael Jackson.
Early Life of La Toya Jackson
Born La Toya Yvonne Jackson on May 29, 1956, in Gary, Indiana, U.S. La Toya Jackson is the daughter of Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson.
She is American and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She is the fifth of ten children and the middle female child of her parents including Rebbie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Joh'Vonnie Jackson, and Brandon Jackson.
La Toya Jackson's Career
La Toya and her sisters Janet and Rebbie appeared in all the episodes of The Jacksons.
She is also famous for her singles 'Free the World' and 'Just Wanna Dance'.
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She appeared in her own reality TV series the Oprah Winfrey Network, Life with La Toya from 2013 and 2014.
La Toya Jackson's Net Worth
Jackson has an estimated net worth of about $4 million as of 2019.
La Toya Jackson's Personal Life
La Toya has had a well-known personal life history. She has had several well-known celebrity relationships and is currently engaged to be married as of now.
She was previously married and divorced with her former manager Jack Gordon. The couple tied the knot in 1989 but divorced in 1997 with a son together named Oche Jackson.
She was exiled from her family following her controversial marriage with businessman Jack Gordon.
Meanwhile, she claimed that she was a victim of sexual abuse. She stated that her father molested her as a child.
Following the controversy of Michael Jackson's documentary Leaving Neverland, video of La Toya's 26-year-old interview resurfaced in the media where she mentioned that her brother committed "crime against innocent children".
The devastating and disturbing movie premiered on 25 January 2019. The movie is basically focused on two men who claimed that Michael abused them as children.
She mentioned that her mother was totally outraged when she found out Michael paying cheques to parents of "little boys" after sexually abusing them.
In the rare interview, she said,
"There were two cheques that I know of that she has shown me and it’s for a substantial amount of money and she was outraged over it."
"My mother is very much aware of the children that were there. All the boys that stayed there. She’s the one who always said that Michael, excuse my expression ‘that f***ot.’ She would say ‘I can’t stand him. That damn f***ot. I can’t stand him.’"
“That’s what she would say all the time. She knows it. And now she’s denying it and that’s what hurts.”
In 1993, the Jackson family mentioned that La Toya's husband forced her to make the false sexual allegations against Michael.
When La Toya's comments against her brother Michael resurfaced on media with the airing of the documentary series, she was estranged from her family. The case was settled out of the cout for over $20 million at the same moment years back.
At present, she still believes that the claims were true. She mentioned that her mother showed her hush-money payments in a huge amounts to the youngester's families.
La Toya Jackson Affairs
Affair with Howard Hewett
Howard Hewett was known to have dated the fifth child of the Jackson family but the couple did not make it a known affair.
Affair with Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry was also known to have been the boyfriend of La Toya for a short time after which they decided to split.
Affair with David Gest
La Toya was also known to have been in a relationship with David Gest for a short duration of time before they split.
Affair with Bobby DeBarge
Bobby DeBarge was the boyfriend of the pretty La Toya. They were together only for a short duration of time.
Affair with Jeffre Philips
Jeffre and La Toya are set to be married. They have been engaged since 2013 and will surely be married real soon.