La Toya Jackson Revealed Intimate Details Of Jermaine & Whitney’s Reported Relationship
It’s long been said that music legends, Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson, had a thing going on back in the day. Up until recent years, the rumors were just that- rumors, until a few years ago when La Toya Jackson publicly revealed some inside info about this situation. See what she had to say about the late, great Whitney and her brother, Jermaine, below…
La Toya On Whitney & Jermaine’s “Affair”
Now, before we go any further, let’s clear up a few things about the ‘affair’ wording. For those who may not have heard, or are a lil’ too young to remember, Jermaine was married to Hazel Gordy (daughter of Motown mogul, Berry Gordy) in the 70’s and 80’s. However, it was also well documented, that they’re marriage reportedly experienced some separation, breakups, and make-ups, in the 80’s. Not justifying what you’re about to hear from La Toya, just adding more insight into the situation…moving on…
While Jermaine Jackson has refused to comment publicly about the alleged 80’s affair with Whitney Houston, his sister, La Toya, didn’t mind spilling the beans when she was featured on The Talk. She confirmed that Whitney and Jermaine were in a relationship…
La Toya: “Well actually, to be quite honest with you, he [Jermaine] did have a relationship. … He has admitted that they (Jermaine and Whitney) had an affair […] Well, in ’84, Jermaine and Whitney did work together. That was the beginning of her career, basically,” La Toya Jackson said.
On Jermaine denying the relationship with Whitney in his book, La Toya said:
“I think that Jermaine wrote that in his book to protect Whitney at that particular time…and he has admitted that they had an affair.”
Jermaine Was Distraught When Whitney Passed
According to The Sun, at the time of Whitney Houston’s death, Jermaine Jackson was so devastated that he was unable to attend her funeral and that 3 years prior to Whitney’s death, she comforted Jermaine over the loss of his brother, Michael. Michael allegedly didn’t approve of the relationship between Jermaine and Whitney, but his disapproval didn’t stop them from seeing each other, according to those close to the situation. Even when their alleged affair ended, they still kept in touch.
Was Saving All My Love About Jermaine?
Many have assumed that Whitney even alluded to their reported relationship in her classic love ballad, Saving All My Love. If you recall, that 80’s classic is about a woman having a romance with a married man and not giving up, as Whitney sang about longing for the day when that man would be all hers. The video even used a model that had somewhat of a resemblance to Jermaine Jackson…
Whitney and Jermaine not only made beautiful in the bedroom allegedly, but they made beautiful music together as well. ILOSM fam’ we know a lotta y’all may remember their slow jams, “If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful” and “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do”…
What Jermaine Wrote About Whitney In His Book
Despite the fact that Jermaine refused to speak about the alleged affair with Whitney publicly, that didn’t stop him from writing about it. In later years, Jermaine Jackson penned a book called, You are Not Alone: Michael, Through A Brother’s Eyes. Openly, Jermaine wrote about how he struggled with his feelings for Whitney, although he put them aside for the sake of his marriage:
Jermaine: “As much as I wanted to lose myself in all these feelings, I told her [Whitney] to wait. Ultimately, we had to go our separate ways and it killed us both.”
Just like we always say, here at I LOVE OLD SCHOOL MUSIC, celebrities have reached a high level of greatness, but that doesn’t make them perfect people, they are still simply perfectly flawed human beings, just like the rest of us. So before any of us start judging the beloved Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson about their reported love for each other, let’s try to first consider the common ‘human elements’ that we ALL possess. Thanks for reading fam.’