Jermaine Jackson 63, who is the brother to Michael Jackson is set to marry fiancee, Maday Velazquez, 23. “We are going to get married soon,” he explained to an European publication.
Jackson reportedly began dating Velazquez shortly after his divorce from ex-wife Halima Rashid in 2016. Rashid called it quits on their 12-year marriage after her domestic violence arrest. She allegedly bit her ex-husband’s leg, forcing him to call the police on her. The case was later dropped because of “insufficient evidence.”
Jackson’s alleged secret fling with a younger woman is said to have sparked his former spouse’s anger. The former couple cited irreconcilable differences in their divorce documents, People reported but a source told Radar in January, “Jermaine and [his lover] have been seeing each other for nearly six months.”
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Despite being 40 years her senior, Jackson and his blonde bae are not letting the age difference stand in the way of their grand nuptial plans.
A series of marriages and divorces
Jackson made the bombshell engagement announcement after a performance in Mallorca, Spain with brothers Jackie, 67, Tito, 64, and Marlon, 61. Velazquez reportedly joined the famous family on the European leg of their 50th-anniversary tour, according to the report.
In a series of marriages and divorces, Jackson’s first nuptial was to Motown records heir Hazel Gordy in 1973. He famously married Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza, the ex-girlfriend of his brother Randy in 1995 despite them having two children together. Finally, he married Rashid in 2004.
Back in July, the four Jacksons received keys to the city of Detroit and police chief James Craig, who presented the honors, declared the iconic Motown group “truly Detroiters.”
Jackson told the crowd that “coming back to Detroit is like coming home,” and Marlon explained to Billboard the special relationship that the Jackson 5 had with the city before they signed to Motown.
“We used to come play the Fox Theatre amateur nights, trying to make a name for ourselves,” he recalled. “So the Jackson 5 and Motown goes back many years… There’s some synergy there with the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons and Detroit.”
A city key was also awarded posthumously to their departed brother, King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The family buried their patriarch, Joe Jackson earlier this summer. He died at 89 of pancreatic cancer June 27.