Prince, Paris, and Blanket have remained close as they’ve grown up without their beloved father.
This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Ileana Paules-Bronet.
When Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away in 2009, he left behind three children. His daughter Paris and sons Prince and Blanket were devastated, but they’ve managed to thrive after their father’s death.
While he was together with Deborah Jeanne Rowe, Michael Jackson had two children: Michael Joseph Jackson Jr (known as Prince), who was born on February 13, 1997, and Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, who was born on April 3, 1998.
Because they were so close in age, Paris and Prince were also close friends. It’s clear from their childhood photos how much they loved each other.
In 1999, Deborah and Michael got a divorce, and Michael got full custody of Paris and Prince.
In 2002, Michael Jackson welcomed his third child, Prince Michael Jackson II (known as Blanket) to the world.
Blanket was born via a surrogate. The surrogate’s identity was not announced at the time of Blanket’s birth. Since his father’s death, Blanket has mostly stayed out of the spotlight.
On Christmas day, 2017, Paris took to Instagram to share a picture of herself and her brothers.
In this rare photo of him, Blanket stands on the far left. Next to Blanket is rapper Omer Bhatti, who Paris thinks of as a brother. Omer is followed by Paris, then Prince.
Although we don’t see photos of these three siblings together often, it’s nice to know they’re all still close even years after their father’s death.
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