April 28, 2011 16:19

Diana Ross 'confirmed' as guardian to Michael Jackson's children

She'll look after his kids when mother Katherine dies, according to reports

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Diana Ross has been named the guardian of Michael Jackson's three children should his mother Katherine pass away, according to at least one gossip website.

Radaronline.com states that Ross, 67, has been confirmed as the legal guardian to Prince Michael I, Paris and Prince Michael II (Blanket), after being named in Jackson's will. It had been rumoured that the singer had turned down the role, although this has now been refuted by sources close to the Jackson family.

"Diana has made no moves whatsoever not to fulfil her role that Michael intended for her," the source explained.

They added: "Michael didn't trust anyone in his family, besides his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason."

Katherine, who is 81 in May, has a live-in carer.

Meanwhile, Billboard is reporting that Jackson's Neverland ranch is set to be recreated by Cirque du Solei in Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay hotel-casino.

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