Jermaine Jackson child support dispute settled

Jermaine Jackson recently settled a child support dispute with his wife.

Jackson, a former member of the Jackson 5, will pay his wife, Alejandra Jackson, about $80,000 in child support, according to settlement terms. TMZ reported the performer had owed his wife $91,921 in unpaid child support.

Jermaine reportedly paid the settlement amount in full, according to recently filed court documents.

WVUE-TV, a Fox affiliate in New Orleans, reports that Alejandra Jackson first took her ex-husband to court over unpaid child support in 2009. The news source reports that the couple has two children, Jermajesty and Jaffar.

The couple was married in 1995, and Jermaine filed for divorce in 2004.

Jermaine was the initial lead singer of the Jackson Brothers – a forerunner to the Jackson 5 – until his brother and pop icon Michael took over most of the vocal duties in 1968. Jermaine began his solo career in 1972 but remained a part of the group until 1975, when he officially split from his brothers.

Jermaine enjoyed moderate success as a solo artist and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the album “Let’s Get Serious”, which was released in 1980.