Janet Jackson moves on with life
Singer Janet Jackson admits she is ''moving on'' from her brother Michael Jackson's death last year, and is trying to enjoy life and look towards the future.
Janet Jackson is "moving on" from her brother Michael Jackson's death.
The singer - whose older sibling, the late King of Pop, died on June 25 last year - still thinks about him every day but is trying hard to enjoy life and look towards the future.
She said: "There isn't a day goes by even now that I don't think about Michael, where we don't all think about him. But right now, I'm in a better space and I'm moving on with my life. At time it can be hard. But I'm growing and learning and loving. I'm enjoying my life very much and I've learnt that life is precious."
Determined to make the most of life, the 44-year-old singer still feels like a "kid inside", and spends a lot of time with younger colleagues and her 25 nieces and nephews in a bid to stay feeling youthful.
She explained: "To be honest with you, I still feel that I'm very much a kid inside. Yes, I'm 44 and enjoying many aspects of that. I like the feeling of maturity it gives me. But at the same time, I feel a huge connection with, say, 20 year olds like the dancers I work with - we do a great deal of bonding. And a lot of my nieces and nephews are in their 20s, so we're close. Maybe it's the kid in them speaking to the kid in me. They're young adults, still learning. They have that energy and love of life, and I think I still have that too."
Janet's bond with these family members is so strong, she admits they often turn to her when they are in trouble.
She added to You magazine: "I get texts and emails all day long from them. Aunty Janet this and Aunty Janet that. I'm the aunt that they come to when they're going to get in trouble. You know, 'I just got a tattoo, or a piercing. And my dad saw it last night and he ants to choke me! Can you talk to him, Aunty Janet?"