At Home With Prince, Paris & Blanket Jackson

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It's been almost a year since their famous father's death, and Michael Jackson's children have understandably attracted a great deal of attention in that time.

We've seen them at his memorial service, the Grammy Awards and on YouTube. But who are they really? They're unique individuals, each a bit like their dad.

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At 13, Prince Michael Jackson is, in the words of family, "very smart" and an aspiring filmmaker. A year younger, Paris Jackson is "the strongest" of the three.

That's according to their grandmother and guardian, Katherine Jackson, who recently opened up to London's Daily Mirror about caring for the star's children.

Their baby brother Blanket (real name Prince Michael Jackson II) is, well, a baby brother. His uncle, Jermaine Jackson, says he's a water-gun-toting prankster.

"As soon as you turn your back," he told London's Sun of Blanket, who his own son was accused of trying to taser, "he shoots you and you're left soaking wet."

While Katherine Jackson recently said the home-schooled Prince, Paris and Blanket "don't have any friends" she says they're going to school come September.

In a separate interview with the Associated Press, Katherine Jackson's lawyer Adam Streisand noted only that Prince Michael would be heading off to school.

But deep down, they're pretty regular kids, just like MJ wanted. They're upbeat, they're into video games, movies, karate, and just playing with each other.

If you caught Blanket going bonkers with his light saber moves YouTube, you already know he's come out of his shell a bit. His older siblings are no different.

The children are thriving, and what is often overlooked is how Michael Jackson, who lacked a real childhood himself, raised these three without mothers.

Perhaps he was more human than people gave him credit for being.

"The kids are happy," said their godfather and Michael's friend Mark Lester, the former child actor of Oliver! fame. "Things are settling down. That's good."

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LEAVE THE KIDS ALONE AND THE JACKSON FAMILY WHO EVER SAYS ANY THINK TO THATS REALLY MEAN THEY CAN COME AND MESS WIF HIS FANS NO ONE TOUCHS THE JACKSON JUST LEAVE THEM ALONE AND THE 3 CHILDREN

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BUT STILL THEY DONT NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL THERE GOING TO BE HERT THERE THERE FINE WHER THERE LIVING AND WHERE THERE R NOW

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OHHHHHHHHH THERE SO CUTE I LOVE PRINCE MICHAEL THE 13 YEAR OLD MAN I LOVE HIM HIS SO SEXY AND SO CUTE BLANKET IS SO ADOURABAL AND PARIS IS SO PRETTY I WISH I MARRIED PRINCE HIS SO DAME HOT MAN

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AnotherGuest - I too wonder what the REAL story is. We need to hear from the children. I should think Katherine Jackson has probably learned a hard lesson from ignoring the abuse her sadistic husband meted out particularly after all the unsavoury publicity it has generated. I don't blame poor Michael one bit for cutting his father out of his will. To hell with Joe. I just hope it is a non negotiable will. In any case the social services and others will be keeping a beady eye on her and the kids you can be sure. Much as I would like them to attend normal school I fear this will be difficult due to the way this family have exposed them to the media over the last year. Other youngsters WILL NOT treat them as normal despite what the three might want or need. They say Paris is the strongest. I assume that means emotionally so. Is well known that the typical girl is emotionally tougher than boys. But she is going to have her tough moments and has had I am sure.

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abuse can never be forgotten of forgiven.

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Derek fuck you, and anothermotherfuckingguest fuck you too cause you dont know anything, you don't know how katherine tried to stop him, you dont know shit. EVERY SINGLE AFRO AMERICAN KID IN GARY GOT THEIR ASS WOOPED, AND THAT WAS TO KEEP THEM AWAY FROM THE STREETS, NOW LOOK HOW THEY TURNED OUT, LEGENDS. go to hell aight

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Yall guys REALLY need to lay off those kids! They were raised by one of the most famous people to ever live! It must be very hard for them growing up knowing that their dad has fans and haters. And maybe some of those haters would like to hurt their father or even his children. You wouldn't be expected to grow up normally if you were living with someone as famous as MJ.

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Will you stop giving attention to these children? They are NOT that special and there are other kids in the world who are far more worthy of attention. They are only famous for wearing masks and living in a freakshow. Exactly who are they anyway? The store bought property of a very demented man. They are NOT Michael Jacksons biological children and none of them will be able to put on a performance like he did. Although I must say that they are putting on a show so they can make more money off his name. By lying and pretending to be what they are not.

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The kids don't have any friends? And whose fault is that? They parade around the place with bodyguards like they are somehow more important than other children, while all the time continuing to lie about who they really are. Apparently they never learned honesty. But then again, Michael Jackson was their teacher.

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Abuse is illegal---NO MATTER WHAT THE REASON WAS !!!
It was her responsibility as a mother to speak up!

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
Born
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Birthplace
Gary, Indiana
Full Name
Michael Joseph Jackson