Michael Jackson secret Norwegian son welcomed
Jul 23, 2009, 9:29 GMT
(L-R) The Jackson family, Marlon Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Randy Jackson, Paris Katherine Jackson, Janet Jackson and Rebbie Jackson onstage during the public memorial service for Michael Jackson. Omer\'s family refuse to speak about whether he is related to the \'Beat It\' singer, but his mother Pia and step-father Riz both moved to Neverland with Omer in 1997 and were employed by Michael. EPA/KEVORK DJANSEZIAN
Michael Jackson's suspected fourth child will be welcomed into his family, according to his brother.
Jermaine Jackson has pledged to treat Omer Bhatti - whom Jackson claims he fathered after a one night stand in 1984 - like Michael's other three children, Prince Michael I, 12, Paris, 11 and seven-year-old Prince Michael II, also known as 'Blanket'.
Jermaine told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "If Omer is his son, he's his son. We won't deny it. We are going to give him the same amount of love and care that we give Prince and Paris and 'Blanket'.
"I can't clearly say if he is Michael's but I saw this kid around him."
Omer - who was invited by Michael's sister Rebbie to sit with the family in the front row at his memorial service earlier this month - is seeking a DNA test to discover if he is Michael's son. If he is proved to be the singer's child, the 25-year-old Norwegian dancer could be entitled to a share in his estimated £1 billion fortune.
Omer's family refuse to speak about whether he is related to the 'Beat It' singer, but his mother Pia and step-father Riz both moved to Neverland with Omer in 1997 and were employed by Michael.
The family returned to Norway when the 'King of Pop' hit financial trouble and had to lay them off around three years ago.
There are also rumours Pia could be the unidentified mother of the pop icon's youngest child 'Blanket' and is said to have been nanny to him after he was born in 2002.
While Omer may be welcomed to the Jackson family, there are still questions as to who will raise Michael's other three children, as a custody battle is emerging between Michael's mother Katherine and the mother of the eldest two children Debbie Rowe.
Michael's sister Rebbie, 59, will be a key figure in the upbringing of the children if Katherine does win permanent custody, and she is believed to be presently caring for them day-to-day at 79-year-old Katherine's home in Encino, Los Angeles.