Did Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson Have an Affair? La Toya Jackson Talks

On The Talk today, Jackson 5 star's sister addresses rumors that he and the late pop star were romantically involved in the 1980s

By Alexis L. Loinaz Mar 05, 2012 11:41 PMTags
Whitney Houston, Jermaine JacksonDave J Hogan/Getty Image; Richard Young/startraksphoto.com

Whitney Houston's tragic and shocking death last month left many unanswered questions.

One of the more intriguing ones, though, continues to linger and thrive: Was the pop star once romantically involved with Jermaine Jackson?

Rumors have swirled that Houston had an affair with the then-married Jackson 5 star in the mid-1980s, and now sister La Toya Jackson is joining the fray…

While Jermaine refused to comment on the purported hookup, during an appearance on The Talk today, La Toya said, "He has admitted that they had an affair."

A report in The Sun, however, provides more salacious details.

The paper claims that the two were together for a year, and that Houston's hit song "Saving All My Love for You"—about a woman hooking up with a married man—was a thinly veiled ballad to her clandestine paramour.

Michael Jackson reportedly knew about the affair but didn't approve. At the time, Jermaine was married to Hazel Gordy, daughter of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy.

After Houston's death, a video surfaced of the couple singing a duet back in 1984, which—if The Sun's report is to be believed—would have happened around the time of the affair.

Jermaine caused a small stir two weeks ago when he retracted a press release announcing that he had dedicated his song "The First Time You Love" to the late pop star, and claimed it had been sent out without his knowledge.

Is it only a matter of time before fans start looking for hidden meanings in that song?