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La Toya Jackson is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born La Toya Yvonne Jackson on May 29, 1956, which is her stage name. Aside from being a TV host and a businesswoman, she is also a host.
She is the middle child of the Jackson five, and she first came to public attention as a performer on the CBS variety show The Jacksons in 1976 and 1977.
After that, she had a successful solo career in the 1980s and 1990s. Over the course of fifteen years, she put out nine studio albums for record labels like Polydor, Sony Music, and RCA.
La Toya Jackson Profile
- Full Name: La Toya Yvonne Jackson
- Stage Name: La Toya Jackson
- Born: 29 May 1956 (age 66 years old)
- Place of Birth: Gary, Indiana, United States
- Nationality: American
- Height: 1.64 m
- Parents: Joe Jackson, Katherine Jackson
- Husband • Spouse: Jack Gordon (m. 1989–1997)
- Boyfriend • Partner: Jeffre Phillips (2013)
- Occupation: Actress • Singer
- Net Worth: US$5 million-US$15 million
Early Life And Education
On May 29, 1956, at St. Mary’s Mercy Hospital in Gary, Indiana, she entered the world. She is the middle female child between Rebbie Jackson and Janet Jackson and the fifth of Joe and Katherine Jackson’s 10 kids.
Growing up, she was a reserved person. After her mother became a Jehovah’s Witness in 1965, she followed suit, along with her siblings Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson, Rebbie Jackson, Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Joh Vonnie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, and Brandon David Jackson.
A portion of her time was spent accompanying her mother on evangelistic door-to-door visits. When her father arranged for her brothers to perform concerts in Las Vegas and other cities in 1972, she joined them onstage with a tap dance step. She later recalled, “Every morning, Michael Jackson and I went around Los Angeles knocking on doors, spreading the word of Jehovah.”
As a 1974 Cal-Prep School alumna, she is a Los Angeles native. Her goal in life was to become a successful business attorney. Her father insisted that she follow in the family’s footsteps into show business, so she only went to college for a short while.
La Toya Jackson Career
On Larry King Live on March 9, 2003, La Toya Jackson made a triumphant return. Her visit resulted in Larry King’s highest viewership in three years and kept CNN’s phone lines busy for hours.
When her marriage ended, she immediately began working on a new album, Startin’ Over.
To avoid any bias that DJs could have towards La Toya Jackson’s name, she released the lead single from Startin’ Over, titled Just Wanna Dance, independently in 2004 under the name Toy.
The plan was successful, as Just Wanna Dance climbed all the way to position 13 on the Billboard Hot Dance chart.
After that, in the same year, Free the World was made available to the public. The release of the record was repeatedly postponed due to unforeseen problems. Even so, Ja-Tail Records, her record label, signed a deal with Universal Music Group, and the album was released.
In 1987, Jack Gordon was brought on by La Toya Jackson’s father as her co-manager. Over time, Jack Gordon took over all of her management responsibilities. Under Jack Gordon’s guidance, she was given a more sexualized image in the public eye.
In her autobiography, My Family, The Jacksons, Katherine Jackson wrote of her shock at first seeing La Toya Jackson dance provocatively in 1988. Katherine Jackson thought Jack Gordon was trying to isolate La Toya Jackson from her family so he could “become the dominating factor in her life.”
The wedding of La Toya Jackson and Jack Gordon took place on September 5, 1989, right after her explosive performance in Nevada. She may have been forced into marrying Jack Gordon, according to rumors.
Later, La Toya Jackson said that she had been forced to get married. Jack Gordon told her that this was for her own safety while her family was being held captive.
It just doesn’t seem right that I’ve never experienced love or even been on a date. Sorry, but I just don’t feel anything for you. She told Jack Gordon, “I have no feelings for you,” before they got married, according to Ebony magazine.
About six months after the wedding, La Toya Jackson asked Jack Gordon for a divorce when he was visiting Rome, Italy. In retaliation, Jack Gordon threatened to never let her go again while repeatedly banging her head against the corner of the hotel room table.
As a result, the paparazzi saw La Toya Jackson with black eyes, which Jack Gordon said were caused by an intruder. She had had enough when she realized Jack Gordon was going to use her in a pornographic tape.
When she called her brother Randy in New York to help her escape when Jack Gordon was gone, A few days later, La Toya Jackson filed for divorce in Las Vegas, and Jack Gordon was sued in civil court under the Violence Against Women Act for years of abuse.
Previously, she had a serious relationship with Jeffre Phillips (2013). Nobody has ever been her child.
- Be My Lover
- Like I Do
- Hearts Don’t Lie
- Special Love
- Free The World
- You And Me
- A Taste Of You
- Stay The Night
- Sexual Feeling
- Bet’cha Gonna Need My Lovin’
- Feels Like Love
- Are You Ready?
- Just Say No
- Hot Potato
- Night Time Lover
- Camp Kuchi Kaiai
- Just Wanna Dance
- If You Feel The Funk
- Instagram handle: @Latoyajackson
- Twitter handle: @Latoyajackson
La Toya Jackson Net Worth
La Toya Jackson, a singer who grew up in a famous family, is estimated to be worth between $5 and $15 million.