After the king of pop died in 2009, many wondered what would become of his children in the years to follow. Michael Jackson had three children, Paris, Prince and Blanket, who now tend to stay mostly out of the spotlight. Now, 11 years after the famous death of the beloved music icon, his three children have grown up and live their own independent lives. Take a look into what Paris, Prince and Blanket Jackson are doing with their lives now.
Paris Jackson was born on April 3rd, 1998. The 21 year old lives a very busy life in terms of her career. She was born into the spotlight as a result of her famous father, and she went on to become a successful model and actress. However, things were not always so bright for Paris. She has been known to battle mental health problems and it was rumored that she had attended treatment in 2019, but she denied those rumors.
Prince Jackson, born Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. on February 13, 1997, is the oldest of the Jackson children. Although he is not widely known in the public eye, he does have plans to expand his career into the media. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2019, and now plans to make his way into the entertainment industry. In 2013 he appeared as a correspondent on ‘Entertainment Tonight’, and has spoken on his plans for his future, saying:
“I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”
Born on February 21, 2002, Blanket Jackson (real name Prince Michael Jackson II, not to be confused with his older brother Michael, whose nickname is Prince) is the youngest of MJ’s children. He allegedly had the worst time adjusting to his father’s death, and as a result, he stays out of the spotlight more than his brother and sister. Although not much is known about his private life, he occasionally makes public appearances, such as to attend his brother’s graduation from college in 2019.
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Growing up in the public eye is no easy task. Since their births, Michael Jackson’s children have been placed in the spotlight by no choice of their own. However, now that they have grown up, they take their lives into their own hands, some going extremely public with their lives and others remaining more reserved from the media. However, one thing is certain: the children have had to grow from the tragic death of their father, and they are examples of rising up from tragedy.