October 25, 2005 01:20 PM

Singer Janet Jackson’s ex brother in law claims that the singer has a secret 18-year-old daughter.  Young Debarge says the singer had the child with her ex, singer Debarge, in 1984 during their brief  three month marriage.

Young spoke out on the New York radio station WQHT, known as Hot 97 and said the young woman’s name is Renee and that she lives with the eldest Jackson daughter, Rebbie. Apparently the secret child rumors have circulated for years.

"There’s no telling what (Janet Jackson) is telling her."  He says the Jackson family and other have been working together to keep the daughter secret.

"No one really knew how it was working out until things kind of surfaced," he said.  Young says "Renee" shares musical genes with her parents and "is a wonderful singer."  39-year-old Jackson is currently involved with music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri.

Note: This accusation seems a little fishy to me because Young DeBarge has coincidentally recently finished an album.  This could be publicity stunt .

Source: Yahoo News/ AP

Thanks to all the CBB readers who sent in this rumor.

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