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Michael Jackson's parents Joe and Katherine 'to divorce after 60 years of marriage'

Michael Jackson's parents are set to divorce after 60 years of marriage, after the King of Pop's mother Katherine tired of her husband Joe's cruel behavior.

The pair became estranged five years ago, but the family matriarch reportedly decided to file for divorce after Joe, 81, suggested she was to blame for their son's shock death last year.

Mr. Jackson, who was accused of abusing Michael as a child, said in June: "I begged her to go over and stay with him, but she insisted he needed his privacy."

Mrs. Jackson retaliated, saying through her spokesperson: "Joe Jackson's statement and conduct toward Mrs. Jackson are outrageous." Referring to the abuse of their children, the spokesperson then said: "The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget."

According to a report by Showbiz411, a source says of the alleged divorce explained, "She’s never gotten over [Joe Jackson blaming her for Michael's death]."

The couple became estranged five years ago and live apart. Mrs. Jackson has sole custody of her late son's three children Prince Michael, 13, Paris, 12, and 'Blanket', 8, in Encino, California and Mr. Jackson based in Las Vegas.

Despite already being separated Mrs. Jackson was said to be reluctant to officially end the marriage, because as a Jehovah's Witness she doesn't believe in divorce.

The couple, parents to nine children including Jackson 5 members Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon, married in November 1949 and have 26 grand children.

Tags: michael jackson / jackson family

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