*As you may have heard, some members of the extended Jackson family are getting set to star in a new reality show, “Living with the Jacksons,” on the Reelz Network.
The show focuses on Alejandra Jackson, the ex-wife of Michael’s brother Jermaine, and her five children. After Michael’s death five years ago, they left the Jackson family home in suburban Encino, a move that a clip from the show suggests wasn’t their idea.
No it wasn’t and apparently they are still not welcome. Case in point: Michael’s kids: Prince, Paris and Blanket have been forbidden to participate in their Aunt Alejandra reality show.
The ban of course comes courtesy of Katherine Jackson, who’s not a fan of Alejandra to say the least. Dish Nation got the scoop from a Jackson family insider:
“Katherine knows Alejandra all too well and she feared that Michael’s kids would only be used to boost ratings. She politely asked Prince to not get involved with their cousins’ TV show because of a long standing family feud. He understood and made sure Paris and Blanket did too.”
Alejandra’s brotherly love affairs were always a huge embarrassment for the Jackson family. The Colombian beauty had two children with Randy then married Jermaine and had two more kids. The former pageant queen also raised a son that Katherine and Joe had adopted.
Alejandra claims she and her brood were forced to start a new life away from the home of grandparents Katherine and Joe Jackson after Michael’s death five years ago.
According to the source, the reality show is sure to be a train wreck and the immediate family vowed to stay far away.
“Alejandra has a long history of causing problems. This reality series just stirred things up again. Prince, Paris and Blanket have rejected deals of over $10 million to appear in their own series, so you can imagine they were advised against this.”
The insider added: “We see this as just another way of trying to get money from Michael’s legacy. We all expect the show to last a season and then be cancelled.”
Hmm, you might be wondering why, given all negative, tabloid attention Alejandra and her brood have received, why not keep their lives private?
“People already had a preconceived judgment of us and we weren’t speaking,” Randy Jr. told reporters at the recent TV Critics Tour. “Now we feel comfortable enough to show how we really are.”
The six-episode show, “Living with the Jacksons,” will debut on November 18 on the Reelz network.