The performer and sister to the late Michael Jackson announced on Wednesday, June 4, that she is engaged to her longtime business partner Jeffre Phillips.Jackson, 58, broke the news on , where she showed off her massive 17.5 carat diamond engagement ring.Phillips confirmed the news of the betrothal and gave a statement to Us Weekly reading, "Yes, it is true, we are engaged and very happy to begin our lives together. " While she still has to iron out details for her big day, Jackson is thinking about motherhood."I've always wanted to be a mother, all my life," she said, adding that she's considered adoption.They probably also thought that people would either pay more attention their engagement or their ‘marriage’, but after a while, people just stopped caring.Even now, most people don’t even know that La Toya Jackson was engaged to begin with – that’s how much people don’t care.
OWN executives had given press outlets strict instructions beforehand that although La Toya was promoting the show, she would not be discussing Michael.
La Toya Jackson was out to dinner with the man we thought was her fiancé, but it turns out ...
they called off their engagement and didn't tell anyone.
“It’s a hard topic and it hasn’t gotten any better.
She is a sensitive soul and just wants to focus on herself and her career.” A list of instructions from OWN executives to media outlets read: “Please confirm that the appearance will not include questions about Michael Jackson, his kids, his new music, or Janet Jackson.” Topics La Toya is happy to discuss include: her show, serving as the grand marshal for the San Diego gay pride parade, taking improv classes for her Off-Broadway appearance in “Newsical the Musical,” her visits to a therapist, dating and her new engagement.