|Real Name/Full Name||La Toya Yvonne Jackson|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||La Toya Jackson|
|Birth Place:||Gary, Indiana, US|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||29 May 1956|
|Age/How Old:||67 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 4″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 58 Kg
In Pounds – 127.87 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father– Joseph Walter Jackson
Mother – Katherine Esther Jackson
|Siblings:||Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Brandon, Michael, Randy and Janet|
|School:||Cal Prep School, Encino, LA|
|College:||Montclair College Prep School|
|Religion:||Jehovah’s Witnesses, Christianity|
|Husband/Spouse Name:||Jack Gordon|
|Kids/Children Name:||No mentions|
|Profession:||Singer, Song-Writer, Actress, Businesswoman, TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Last Updated:||June 2023|
R&B and Pop singer, La Toya Jackson, hails from Gary, Indiana, USA. She was born to Joseph Jackson and Katherine Jackson in the year 1956. Average heighted but gorgeous, La Toya, is an American and has been an active celebrity since the 1970s.
Well, how well do you know about La Toya Jackson? If not much, here is what we know about La Toya Jackson to date.
Biography and Early Life
La Toya was born on her older sister, Rebbie’s birthday when she was turning 6. She had nine siblings and was the 5th out of the ten children of her parents. She was a very shy child in her younger days. She and her siblings followed their mother into becoming members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, in the year 1965. She would preach door to door with her mother. She joined her brothers in a tap-dancing routine when their father would arrange shows in various cities like Vegas.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is La Toya Jackson in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, La Toya Jackson’s age is 67 years old as of today’s date 3rd June 2023 having been born on 29 May 1956. Though, she is 5′ 4″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 127.87 lbs in Pound and 58kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.
La Toya used to attend the Cal-Prep School in Encino, LA. Her father made her drop out of college to join her brothers in show business because the family would be together and earn more. She wanted to be an attorney who specialised in Corporate Law, but her father didn’t let her, unfortunately.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
After dropping out of school, La Toya joined her family’s show business. She and her sisters had first appeared on 12 episodes of the show ‘The Jacksons’. In the year 1978, Michael and La Toya travelled to New York, and they had never lived away from family. After she performed in Nevada, she got married to Jack Gordon. She later claimed that the marriage was a forceful one and she was getting beaten up by him.
La Toya published a book named ‘La Toya: Growing Up in the Jackson Family’. In the book, she has clearly mentioned and accused her father of physical abuse against her. 6 months into her marriage, and she wanted to file for divorce because of domestic violence. When she asked Gordon for the same, he beat her up with her head constantly being bashed against the coffee table in the hotel room in Rome.
La Toya has also posed topless for the PlayBoy magazine which portrayed a kind of freedom from the kind of upbringing she was brought up with. La Toya also found out that Jack Gordon was going to feature her in a Pornographic film and that’s when she phoned her brother, Randy, to come and save her from the hell of a house she was in.
Once she got the divorce, she confined herself to her own home and didn’t leave for about six months because of the trauma because of the trauma she was going through. She was in hiding and didn’t release any new songs and didn’t appear anywhere for a long time. In the year 2003, she resurfaced. There was a false report of her getting married to her business partner in 2013.
Is La Toya Jackson Lesbian?
La Toya Jackson is not gay, and she is pretty much straight as we are aware of her marriage with Jack Gordon and the trauma after her marriage. She didn’t bother getting into a relationship with anyone after what happened, but she is straight, so says her photographs and biography.
La Toya’s career began with the tap-dancing routine with her brothers in college. She had a small musical group with her sisters, though, they never performed live. She went on to release her first album, which was her name itself to have a differentiation from her popular brothers. Her father opposed the name because it was a family name, but she still went ahead with it.
She hit the Billboard Hot 100 in the year 1984, with the title track of her album ‘Heart Don’t Lie’. When Jack Gordon was hired to manage her, alongside her father, Joseph, her public image turned sexier. She went all quiet after her failed marriage and isolated herself. She resurfaced in 2003 on the show Larry King Live, which kept their phone lines busy. After her husband passed, she had also sent a security expert as an eyewitness to make sure he was not faking his own death.
In the last decade, La Toya launched a hand cream for Alessandro International, which is a German cosmetics company. She started her own reality TV show in the year 2013, called ‘Life with La Toya’. She is currently starring as the Alien on ‘The Masked Singer’, a Fox TV series.
La Toya Jackson has a number of awards and achievements in her hat.
There is a dessert of the same name as her in West Hollywood in Millions of Milkshakes. It is known as the ‘La Toya Jackson Shake’ which is made with strawberries, raspberries and caramel, topped with a Cadbury flake.
La Toya’s footprints at Rotterdam’s Star Boulevard Walk of Fame have been immortalised.
Her song, ‘Baby Sister’, has won her 5 Outstanding Song Award at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo, in the year, 1985.
Her participation in the ‘Beat It’s a rally and ‘Stay in School’ campaign, led her to receive a US Congressional Tribute.
When she co-wrote ‘Reggae Nights, it brought a Grammy nomination for the Best Reggae Recording.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of La Toya Jackson in 2023
As of 2023, Singer and songwriter, La Toya Jackson, stands at a net worth of $5 million after going through a rough patch in her life. Her salary or income is about $680,000 annually and varies with every song she sings and the TV show she appears on.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
La Toya’s nickname is Toy-Toy
She sang a song named, ‘Free The World’ – it was inspired by the 9/11 attacks
She was the first in her family to have a career away from the family show business.
La Toya suffers from Ailurophobia which is a fear of cats.
Seeing all the trouble that La Toya has been through, may it be domestic violence or child abuse, she has risen, and made a place for herself in this world without having her family name attached. She is a proud daughter and aunt. She is looked up to by the generation of the 2000s. She is an inspiration in herself.