Rebbie Jackson facts: Michael Jackson sister's age, husband, children and songs revealed
29 March 2022, 16:01 | Updated: 19 May 2022, 13:18
Rebbie Jackson is the eldest of the famous Jackson siblings, and is also a singer in her own right.
Rebbie first performed on stage with her siblings during shows in Las Vegas in 1974. She then started appearing in the TV series The Jacksons.
After a couple more albums and a seven-year musical hiatus, Rebbie returned with a cover of 'Forever Young' for the Free Willy 2 soundtrack, and another album in 1998, which has so far been her most recent release.
How old is Rebbie Jackson and who are her siblings?
Rebbie Jackson was born on May 29, 1950. She celebrated her 71st birthday in 2021.
Like her siblings, she was born in Gary, Indiana.
At the time, The Jacksons were lower-middle class and devout Jehovah's Witnesses.
Her siblings are:
- Sigmund Esco 'Jackie' Jackson (born May 4, 1951)
- Toriano Adaryll 'Tito' Jackson (born October 15, 1953)
- Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954)
- La Toya Yvonne Jackson (born May 29, 1956)
- Marlon David Jackson (born March 12, 1957)
- Brandon Jackson (March 12, 1957 – March 12, 1957)
- Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)
- Steven Randall 'Randy' Jackson (born October 29, 1961)
- Janet Damita Jo Jackson (born May 16, 1966)
- Her father also had a daughter, Joh'Vonnie Jackson (born August 30, 1974) from an affair.
Who was Rebbie Jackson's husband?
Aged 18, Rebbie announced that she wanted to marry her childhood love Nathaniel Brown in 1968.
This created tension in the Jackson family. Katherine encouraged her daughter to go ahead with the plan, but father Joseph opposed the marriage, as he wanted Rebbie to follow in her brothers' footsteps and become a singer.
At the time, Rebbie had no interest in a music career, despite having talent. Arguments carried on for several weeks, before her father relented and allowed Rebbie to marry Brown, but he refused to walk her down the aisle.
Nathaniel Brown died from cancer on January 6, 2013.
How many children does Rebbie Jackson have?
Rebbie and Brown had three children together:
- Stacee Brown (born May 5, 1971)
- Yashi Brown (born October 5, 1977)
- Austin Brown (born November 22, 1985)
Austin Brown is also a singer and musician, and has worked with various artists including Ariana Grande and Macy Gray.