Fast Facts

  • Sang backup with her famous siblings in the Jackson 5 before releasing a solo album—the fifth family member to do so—though the 1980 self-titled effort achieved only modest success.
  • Was estranged from her family from the late-1980s to the mid-1990s, a period marked by several pictorials and a video for Playboy magazine, accusations of physical abuse against her father, a stint as a spokesperson for a psychic hotline and public pronouncements that charges of pedophilia against her brother Michael were true.
  • Reconciliation with her family and divorce from Gordon in 1997 were described in 2011 memoir, Starting Over, which shares the title of her comeback album released on the same day.


  • Jackie Jackson — Brother
  • Marlon Jackson — Brother
  • Prince Michael Jackson II — Nephew
  • Rebbie Jackson — Sister
  • Tito Jackson — Brother
  • Prince Michael Jackson I — Nephew
  • Katherine Jackson — Mother
  • Joe Jackson — Father
  • Jermaine Jackson — Brother
  • Michael Jackson — Brother
  • Randy Jackson — Brother
  • Janet Jackson — Sister
  • Jack Gordon — Ex-husband
  • Paris Jackson — Niece
  • Jeffré Phillips — Fiancé


  • Birth Name: La Toya Yvonne Jackson
  • Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, United States
  • Birthday: May 29, 1956, Gemini
  • Profession: Singer, Actor, Model, Songwriter, Businesswoman
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