O.J. Simpson Kids 20 Years Later
Published on: June 13, 2014
Photography by: Reuters/Corbis
Aunt reveals the shocking truth about O.J.’s kids with slain wife Nicole Brown Simpson.
As the world prepares to mark the twentieth anniversary of Nicole Brown SImposn and Ron Goldman’s ‘s brutal murder, Kato Kaelin, Kim Goldman, and others connected with the infamous case have spoken out about how they’ve moved on — or failed to find closure — since the killings. But what about the littlest victims of the case and its aftermath: Simpson’s children with Nicole, Justin and Sydney.
Just five and eight at the time of the murders, both have since grown into adults and now, for the first time, their aunt Tanya Brown (Nicole’s sister) is revealing about what they endured and how they’ve moved on.
“They’re in their late 20s. They’re professional. They’ve gone to college,” Brown told RadarOnline. “They’re in relationships. They’re happy. They’re just like us. Quote unquote.”
After the murders and O.J.’s acquittal Brown said that the family struggled to give the kids a sense of normalcy as they split custody between Simpson and the Brown family.
“After the trials were done, my mom and I were like Team Brown. We had a meeting point where we transported the kids and picked the kids up and dropped the kids off,” Brown, author of the book “Finding Peace Amid the Chaos: My Escape from Depression and Suicide”, says.
“We were in constant contact with him because of the kids. … He will forever live on in Sydney and Justin and he is for the rest of his life attached to my family somehow.”
And yet even though Brown believed O.J. was guilty of killing her sister, she tried to get along with the disgraced footballer -- for the sake of the children.
“I had to go and pick the kids up at the house where he lived, and I saw him,” she recalls. “It was hard for me, but I did it. My mom gave me a pep talk, like, ‘You’re doing this for the kids.’ I entered the home, packed their bags. I went into his home and I saw the furniture I used to sit on (when Nicole was alive).”
“I was so foggy, but I had to put on the face because this is their dad,” she says. “They will always love their dad. I choose to respect that.”
Brown also claimed they never discuss the murders or their father’s guilt or innocence.
“It’s the pink elephant in the room that I hope never shows up,” Brown says.