If you’re familiar with the Jackson 5, you’d also be familiar with their rather complicated family tree. We’re talking about the next generation of Jacksons. But why is it complex, and what’s the story behind the complication?
Randy and Jermain Jackson, Michael Jackson’s brothers, had children with the same woman, Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza. Technically, their kids are simultaneously siblings and cousins.
Jermaine Jackson and His Envy of Michael Jackson
It is no secret that Jermain Jackson was highly envious of Michael’s rise to stardom. On several occasions, Jermaine did express his dismay about the situation, all ending with the subtext – it should have been me.
That was supposed to be me. That’s why I stayed at Motown. We had plans. But once Michael beat me to it, he made sure it would only be him. I still say his timing was what made him the King of Pop.Jermaine Jackson
In addition to not being happy about Michael’s success, Jermaine also stole his younger brother’s girlfriend. This is just one of the many reasons the Jackson family is as dysfunctional as it is. (Source: New York Post)
Randy Jackson and Alejandra Oaziaza’s Relationship
Randy is seven years younger than Jermaine and three years younger than Michael. He missed the popularity of the Jackson Five as he was too young to perform with them at the time.
Randy Jackson met Alejandra Oaziaza in 1986. At the time, she was 17, and he was 24. They dated for quite a while, but they never got married. Instead, they had two children, Genevieve and Randy Jr., because Randy was a bit too immature for Alejandra when he was away from home. Jermaine did not hesitate to move in.
Randy didn’t treat me like I was the one. I just thought that Jermaine was different, that he was more family oriented.Alejandra Oaziaza
(Source: New York Post)
Jermaine Jackson and Alejandra Oaziaza’s Marriage
Jermaine and Alejandra secretly got married in 1995. Later on, they had children of their own – Jaafar, Donte, and Jermajesty. Randy was devastated by this.
Joe Blow down the street, but my brother? In the same house? She’s a pig and my brother is a fool.Randy Jackson
Katherine Jackson, the matriarch of the Jackson brood, was not amused either. She mistreated Alejandra because of it. On the other hand, Randy started to withhold child-support payments, which confused Jermaine.
He’s an asshole. He shouldn’t let his feelings for me or Alejandra come between taking care of his kids. He needs to get over it and leave all the petty stuff behind and act like a man. I just don’t want to do anything with Randy.Jermaine Jackson
(Source: New York Post)
How Are Randy and Jermaine Jackson’s Kids Related?
Aside from sharing their last names, the two Jacksons also had kids with Alejandra Oaziaza. Essentially, the kids are siblings and cousins. Jermaine Jackson has a total of eleven kids, three of which were mothered by Alejandra. On the other hand, Randy had four, two of which were with Alejandra. (Source: BCK Online)