La Toya Jackson Reveals Mind-Blowing Michael Jackson Pact + Announces Engagement With Huge Ring [VIDEO]
La Toya Jackson dropped bombshell after bombshell in an interview that aired on ‘Good Morning America’ this morning, June 4.
First, she revealed that she got engaged to her longtime boyfriend (and business manager), Jeffre Phillips — last August!
“I’m engaged and I’m excited about it. Yes, I’m very much engaged … and it’s wonderful,” Jackson revealed, later telling PEOPLE that her answer “wasn’t a fast yes” as she was caught off-guard by the proposal.
After being trapped in an abusive marriage over 20 years ago, Jackson explained that it was a struggle for her to trust and be open to letting men in her life again.
“I felt that I didn’t want to have anything to do with men or that they would control me,” she said (quote via ABC.) “But things have changed. And now I’m open.”
And Jackson not only found love and a lifetime of commitment with Phillips — but also an enormous ring, as he popped the question with a gigantic 17.5 carat sparkler, which she showed off on ‘GMA’ (and you can peep below.) Talk about a rock!
But it wasn’t just marriage that Jackson has on her mind — it is also motherhood, and she revealed a mind-blowing pact that she, family friend Kathy Hilton and her late brother Michael Jackson all made when they were children.
“Whoever gets the first born, you name them Paris,” she explained of the pact. “Kathy was first [with] Paris Hilton, and then of course Michael had his Paris,” she said, referring to the King of Pop’s second-born, Paris Jackson. Whoa — that is one revelation we were not expecting!
Of course, this also begs the question: Will La Toya have a Paris of her own?
“There possibly could be!” she said excitedly. “I don’t know for sure yet — we’ll just have to wait and see!”
Watch La Toya Jackson’s ‘GMA’ interview above, and check out her mind-boggling engagement ring below!