*In an interview with You magazine, Janet Jackson says she is ”moving on” from her brother Michael Jackson’s death last year, and is trying to enjoy life and look towards the future.
“There isn’t a day goes by even now that I don’t think about Michael, where we don’t all think about him,” she said. “But right now, I’m in a better space and I’m moving on with my life. At times it can be hard. But I’m growing and learning and loving. I’m enjoying my life very much and I’ve learned that life is precious.”
At 44, Janet says she still feels like a “kid inside” because of the amount of time spent with her younger colleagues and her 25 nieces and nephews.
“Yes, I’m 44 and enjoying many aspects of that. I like the feeling of maturity it gives me,” she said. “But at the same time, I feel a huge connection with, say, 20 year olds like the dancers I work with – we do a great deal of bonding.
“And a lot of my nieces and nephews are in their 20s, so we’re close,” she adds. “Maybe it’s the kid in them speaking to the kid in me. They’re young adults, still learning. They have that energy and love of life, and I think I still have that too.
“I get texts and emails all day long from them. Auntie Janet this and Auntie Janet that. I’m the aunt that they come to when they’re going to get in trouble. You know, ‘I just got a tattoo, or a piercing. And my dad saw it last night and he ants to choke me! Can you talk to him, Auntie Janet?”