Michael Jackson's Children: We Had "Secluded" Childhood

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Michael Jackson's three children had a "secluded" childhood when the King of Pop was raising them, they admit in a rare new interview with ABC News.

Prince Michael, 16, Paris, 15, and Blanket, 11 are opening up about their lives with their famous dad in a new documentary Remembering Michael.

They had little idea of what went on outside the walls of Neverland, and to hear Paris Jackson tell it, that was largely by design, as Michael saw fit.

"There are a lot of bad people out there ... [but he] always wanted a taste normal life," she said, for better or worse. "We didn't know a lot of kids our age."

"We were more secluded, we never left the ranch that often."

"He promised he would teach me how to moonwalk but never got around to it. I really hope his legacy lives on forever. I will never forget him ever. He was amazing."

Meanwhile, eldest son Prince Jackson said he didn't even know his father's name until he was six years old because he led such a sheltered lifestyle.

The teenager said: "He never really wanted to tell us who he is as a person. It took me until I was six years old to learn his name was Michael Jackson."

"He was always Daddy to me and that was it."

Even young Blanket, who is normally shielded from the media, recalls that "sometimes I would go in his room and watch videos of him dancing."

Watch the clip above for footage of the children speaking out in advance of the new documentary, which should provide a rare glimpse into their lives.

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Paris Jackson Biography

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Paris Jackson is the daughter of Michael Jackson. She has an older brother, Prince, and a younger brother, Blanket (also Prince,... More »
Los Angeles, California
Full Name
Paris Michael Katherine Jackson