joe & janet jackson
*Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the world famous Jackson entertainment family isn’t exactly known for being a softy. We all know how his relationship with son Michael turned out.

However, it looks like he’s finally gotten around to mellowing out. After all, on Saturday, he celebrated his 86th birthday. In fact, in a series of posts on his blog, Jackson lets us in on his private thoughts about his family. Among other things, he’s written about his estranged wife Katherine Jackson, and his most recent post, about his “girl,” Janet:

Janet, the youngest in the family is very, very smart. She was more like a tough kid. She was real rough. I mean she was rough. What do they call them… yes … tomboy. She was a tomboy. She could whop all the girls. Really rough and really, really smart. She is really easy nowadays. She has mellowed. She is now married and living a good life with her husband.

When I suffered 4 strokes last year, and was in the hospital recovering, only two people in my family traveled all the way to see in the hospital. My granddaughter Brandi (Jackie’s daughter and my baby girl Janet. She sat right next to me as I lay in bed, spent time with me, talking about a lot together. It meant a lot to me. I lay there listening to her as she talked about how she was going to get married. I am happy for her and wish her nothing but the best ! I never tell you this, but I am proud of you Janet.

Read the more of what Joe Jackson has to say about his “girl” Janet by clicking over to his blog.