The executor to the estate of late singer Michael Jackson, John Branca, was seen spotted out with his new model girlfriend ahead of Michael Jackson’s catalog sale, which is estimated to be worth around one billion dollars.
Although Branca is still in the process of divorcing actress Jenna Hunt, he looks to have moved on with Jamaican supermodel Kamini Chin Loy, as the two were spotted attending a Grammy Awards party together.
Michael Jackson Lawyer John Branca Spotted With Supermodel GF Ahead Of $1B Catalog Sale
On February 5, John Branca and supermodel Kamini Chin Loy were seen attending the Grammys together.
The Jamaican supermodel turned heads in an all-black ensemble, complete with a black dress and open-toe heels.
She accessorized her look with a black leather jacket thrown over her shoulders and dangling silver jewelry.
Branca, meanwhile, looked much more low-key in a black blazer thrown over a black t-shirt. He paired his look with blue jeans and black boots.
The new couple held hands as they walked through a hotel lobby together.
This isn’t the only time the new couple was spotted out and about together.
They were also seen attending the 2023 MusiCares Persons Of The Year honoring Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Friday, February 3.
John Branca filed for divorce from actress Jenna Hurt at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse located in Los Angeles, California last summer.
At Branca’s first wedding, Michael Jackson actually served as his Best Man and Little Richard served as his minister. Branca has two sons from his second marriage and a daughter from his first.
Michael Jackson’s Estate May Sell Catalog Rights For Estimated $1 Billion
Despite his death in June 2009, Michael Jackson still dominates pop culture. As previously reported by The Blast, his estate is reportedly selling half of its interest in the late musician’s catalog for $800 million to $900 million.
Although the terms of the detail have yet to be finalized, Variety reported that Sony and a financial partner are working on a detail to acquire fifty percent of the estate’s interests in the “Thriller” singer’s collection.
The deal reportedly includes “publishing, recorded-music revenues, the ‘MJ: The Musical’ Broadway show and the upcoming biopic ‘Michael.’” Sony is no stranger to big-budget deals and has recently acquired Bruce Springsteen’s publishing and recorded-music catalogs for approximately $600 million.
Sources also revealed that Sony paid somewhere between $150 million to $200 million for Bob Dylan’s rights to his recorded-music catalog. There is no word as of yet as to who the financial partner might be, although Eldridge Industries and Shamrock have been floated as possibilities.
Throughout his solo career and in his final years with the Jackson 5, Sony and CBS were the exclusive home for the “Beat It” singer’s recorded music collection. After his death at age 50, longtime lawyer John Branca and co-executor John McClain took control of the estate.
Both Branca and McClain have yet to comment on the profitable sale. The “Smooth Criminal” singer’s music catalog remains to be one of the most profitable in history. His 1982 album “Thriller” is still one of the top best-selling albums of all time. “Thriller” also holds the distinction of being the first album to be certified platinum thirty times.