Published on: January 25, 2001

Jesse Jackson's anguished wife Jackie has made a courageous phone call to the mother of his love child -- to try to save their badly shaken 38-year marriage.

But Jackie's attempted reconciliation with her husband has run into a roadblock because Jesse's mistress refuses to give him up!

What's more, The ENQUIRER has also learned that Rev. Jackson's mistress is fighting a deadly disease.

Read the full startling story of the battle over Jesse in The ENQUIRER that hits newsstands on Friday, January 26. The blockbuster issue includes an exclusive front-page picture of Jesse's lover Karin Stanford standing between Rev. Jackson and his devoted wife.