She was born in 1974 during a 25-year affair between Jackson family patriarch Joe and mum Cheryle Terrell.
Joe would visit them frequently and shower his love child with gifts.
In her early 20s JohVonnie even moved in with Joe in Las Vegas when he lived away from the family home.
His wife Katherine knew of the affair but her devotion to the Jehovah’s Witness faith led her to forgive him and accept JohVonnie.
La Toya Jackson claimed in her memoirs Growing Up In The Jackson Family that Katherine referred to JohVonnie as a “bastard child”. Yet JohVonnie found Katherine incredibly warm, even letting her and Yasmine stay in the family home in Encino, California.
And she ended up calling her “mother” like the rest of the clan.
JohVonnie explained: “I hung on to what La Toya had said.
“But then I met Katherine and I couldn’t even see her saying anything like that about me. She was really nice to me.
“I think she was very hurt at the time of the affair. That’s totally understandable. No woman likes for her husband to go cheating on her and produce a child. It was probably heart-breaking.
“But she had come out of that, she let me live in her home, me and my daughter, and I took care of her home when she was not there. We’ve cooked together and have had good conversations.”
JohVonnie says she is also “ very, very close” to Rebbie. However, her relationship with the rest of her famous brothers and sisters is very different. She said: “I met Janet when I was 15. I saw her that one time and it was clear she never wanted to have a relationship with me. I couldn’t really understand why.
“She was staring at me and checking me out and as soon as she heard me call Joseph ‘Daddy’, she switched off, turned her back and never spoke to me again.”
Things were just as difficult with La Toya. She said: “I would be shopping in a department store and would see La Toya.
“But I couldn’t go to talk with her because I didn’t feel she wanted to talk to me.”
As a youngster, school bullies had taunted JohVonnie because she was Michael Jackson’s sister – even though he wanted nothing to do with her. She recalled: “I got beat up every single day because I was JohVonnie Jackson.
“I had the hardest childhood. It was just as blue as Michael’s and just as blue as my other brothers and sisters.
“But then I grow up and found they don’t want to have anything to do with me.
“I got so irritated with my parents because I didn’t ask to be here.”
For years JohVonnie looked up to her famous siblings and even went to dozens of Janet and Michael’s shows – but could never talk to them.
She said: “Through Daddy I would get tickets to all the concerts. I was amazed at Michael’s talent. I remember thinking as a little girl, ‘He looked at me, he saw me’.
“I would sometimes go to see them back stage but I could never get to talk to them. You could not get close at all. It was frustrating. I also didn’t have any access to telephone numbers.
“I didn’t want to go through my father’s things and it wasn’t really something that was talked about.”
Now she remains philosophical about the rift between her and the rest of the Jackson clan. She said: “It is what it is. I love my brothers and sisters no matter what they do, what is said about them, how they act, it’s unconditional for me.
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