In this article, WHO are delving into the lives of Michael Jackson's children and exploring where they are today, their accomplishments, and their efforts to carry forward their father's legacy.
Did Michael Jackson have kids?
Yes! Michael Jackson had three children: Prince, who is now 26, Paris, now 25, and Bigi (formerly known as Blanket), who is 21.
Are Michael Jackson's kids biologically his
Yes- Paris and Prince, the two eldest children of Michael Jackson, resulted from his short-lived marriage to Debbie Rowe during the late 1990s. In addition to them, the pop icon welcomed another son who was formally known as Prince Michael Jackson II or Blanket and now prefers to be known as Bigi. Bigi's birth was the result of a surrogate arrangement, and the identity of the surrogate has never been revealed to the public.
Prince Michael Jackson Jr.
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, also known as Prince Michael Jackson Jr., is the eldest of Michael Jackson's children and was born on February 13, 1997. Following his father's passing in 2009 Prince has maintained a relatively low profile, prioritizing his education and personal growth.
Prince graduated with a degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in 2019 and has been involved in a number of philanthropic endeavours. He has expressed his desire to continue his father's legacy of charity work and whilst styll a student at Loyola Marymount University, Prince co-founded the charity Heal Los Angeles with a friend. Iin 2020, Heal partnered with a meal delivery service to give meals to those in need during the pandemic.
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson
Born on April 3, 1998, Paris Jackson is the second child of the King of Pop. Paris has drawn attention for her distinctive style and artistic talents. She initially pursued a career in modelling and has graced the covers of prestigious fashion magazines. Paris is also a multi-talented artist, having delved into acting and music. In 2020, she released her debut solo album, Wilted, which received positive reviews and released her single, 'bandaid,' in February 2023. Paris has also used her platform to advocate for mental health awareness, LGBTQ+ rights, and various social issues close to her heart.
Prince Michael Jackson II (Blanket)
Blanket, whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II but was affectionately known by his nickname, was born on February 21, 2002. He has maintained a more private and elusive presence compared to his older siblings. Blanket grew up largely away from the media spotlight and was homeschooled for much of his childhood.
In recent years, Blanket has taken steps to carve out his own identity. He has attended events alongside his siblings and made appearances at various family functions. In 2015, he changed his name to Bigi and in 2021 he gave a rare interview where he spoke about his desire to make an impact in the world. "That's what each of us [siblings] want to do — make things that people enjoy but also benefit their lives," he said.
The youngest Jackson has also been outspoken about climate change. "I do think it's important we all know about it. We have some work to do but our generation knows how important it is," he shared.