February 18th, 2011
04:48 PM ET
In an interview with HLN’s Richelle Carey, Janet Jackson gets personal, talking about her memories of her late brother Michael, her relationship with their father Joe, and if another marriage and kids are in her future.
On becoming a mom, Jackson told Carey that she's hoping it'll happen.
“But you know I really do leave it [to] God,” Jackson added, noting that filmmaker Tyler Perry has told her that statement is her way of saying she doesn’t really want kids. But, Jackson said, “That’s not the truth... if it's really meant to be it will happen. God will bless me with that.”
And when it comes to taking another walk down the aisle, Jackson has a similar “what will be, will be” outlook.
“It’s really up to God…who knows maybe I will.” But, she adds, she’s in a place where putting a ring on it isn't necessary to make a relationship real.
“There came a point in my life where I said OK, maybe this isn’t for me and I don’t need a piece of paper to validate the relationship that I’m in, my love for that person,” Jackson said. “But, there’s also something to be said to that bond, that closeness that you feel that can’t be penetrated by anyone, anything. But I don’t know, it’s in God’s hands. It really is.”
Of course, with the release of her book “True You," Jackson’s also spoken at length about growing up alongside one of the most beloved music icons, as she did with Piers Morgan, as well what it was like to have Joe Jackson as a father.
You can hear the rest of the interview when you tune in to HLN’s special on Sunday at 7 p.m. and again at 10 p.m. ET.
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