Posted on Mon Dec 9, 2013 11:15 AM PDT
La Toya Jackson is shutting down reports that she married her longtime business partner and friend Jeffre Phillips. Many publications were reported that the 57-year-old singer wed her friend on Dec. 6 in Los Angeles, however Jackson is denying any such event occurred.
La Toya told Entertainment Tonight, “The rumors that La Toya Jackson married her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips are completely false. The reporting outlet should be embarrassed for their mistake and at least make an effort to find facts to back up their story before reporting.”
In August 2011, Jackson commented on her relationship with Phillips. "I have a best friend by the name of Jeffre Phillips who I simply adore. He is a wonderful person. We click very well and we are best friends. We think alike which is great," said Jackson.
Jackson was previously married to Jack Gordon, her former manager, in 1989. The singer has claimed she was forced to marry Gordon against her will, and suffered years of abuse while with him. Jackson finally filed for divorce in 1996.
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