Cape Town - There’s no doubt that Michael Jackson loved his three kids; Prince, Paris, and Blanket – but his fame also meant they were thrust into the limelight from birth.
After the tragic death of their father, the trio has, with the exception of Paris, managed to stay below the radar.
Here’s what the Jackson kids are currently up to.
Prince Jackson was only 12 years old when his father died in 2009. He is now 20 and doing his best to uphold his father’s legacy.
He has recently completed a semester in philanthropy and is also running a production company called King’s Son Productions. If he weren’t busy enough, Prince started a charity in Los Angeles County.
"During the school semester, we have a student organization called Heal Los Angeles and we focus on child hunger, child abuse, and homelessness in Los Angeles county and the LA city,” Prince told E! News.
The green-eyed teen, who was only 11 years old when the King of Pop died, had a tumultuous time in the wake of her loss, battling depression and even attempting suicide.
But after several stints in rehab, Paris seems to have found her feet.
And while her dad would probably have preferred his only daughter stayed out of the limelight, it’s clear that’s where Paris belongs. The 19-year-old made an appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone in January 2017 and looked absolutely ravishing at the 2017 VMAs.
And we’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of the young beauty, who bagged herself a modelling contract with IMG Models and signed on to a massive campaign with underwear brand Calvin Klein.
Prince ll ‘Blanket’ Jackson
Little ‘Blanket’ made headlines at just nine months old, when his dad infamously dangled him from a fourth-floor balcony in Berlin. But now he’s 15, and ‘Bigi’, as he now prefers to be called, is now trying to live a normal life.
He currently lives with his grandmother Katherine Jackson in California, US, and attends a private school where he hangs out with his friends and 30 of his cousins from the sprawling Jackson clan.