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Katherine Jackson Says Michael's Kids Having A Hard Time Without Him

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Katherine Jackson says Michael Jackson's children are still struggling with the loss of their father.

She says that his daughter Paris has turned her bedroom into a shrine to "Daddy" and covers her walls with photos of him. And when she "wanted to hang pictures of flowers or ballerinas in Paris' room, the sort of things I expected a girl would like she went into a closet and she brought out seven or eight pictures of Michael, and she told me, 'No, I want daddy hanging in my room'. So she goes to bed looking at him and wakes up looking at him. She said, 'I always want to be able to see him.'"

Prince and Blanket still talk about "making him proud" and spend hours listening to Michael's music.

Katherine goes on to say:

"They don't have any friends. They don't go to school, they have private lessons at home - but that will change in September, when they are due to enrol at private college. But they have their cousins and aunts and uncles around them constantly, and that's helped them immensely. To them, it's normal, it's the life they have known. They have a certain time to go to bed, then they get up and get dressed for lessons. They practice karate and swim, which they love. Each one of them is like Michael in a certain way. It has been a daily battle to cope with our huge loss."

So sad! We hope his kids are able to move on and lead normal childhoods!

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50 comments to “Katherine Jackson Says Michael's Kids Having A Hard Time Without Him”



  1. 1

    awww so sad



  2. 2

    i feel sorry for his kids, they have no social life or friends, boy they're going to have issues when they grow up.



  3. 3

    dang i feel bad for them. i hope at some point they can have somewhat of a normal life and make some friends.



  4. 4

    I hope it gets better with time. Good to know they will be going to school soon and they can make new friends. Just hope no one takes advantage of them and nice to hear they listen to MJs music :)



  5. 5

    Designer children for rich people's wants.
    -
    'Family Values' are just so parochial and old school.
    -
    Now, there's not even a mother there to nurture and love them, because she was paid to be an incubater.
    Debbie Rowe or that English guy who donated his white sperm can't even step up to the plate to do the right thing, now that circumstances have changed.
    The war over MJ's estate will continue to separate the Jackson family.
    -
    At least get these kids to a school to meet other people.
    Prepare them for life outside the bubble.
    Lisa Marie Presley went to a 'regular' school in West Lake Village, CA.
    These aren't the only famous kids that have come down the pike that need to learn to socialize in the world and be part of the world.



  6. 6

    private college?????? I hope it is a private high school. whose fault is it that they are leading this life? they have been in seclusion all their life. There is NO REASON why they did not go to private schoo from the beginning. Private schools have other famous people kids in it, rich peoples kids in it. They could have found one with high security. Why not have karate lessons with other kids??? They do not know how to make friends or trust other people and whose fault is that? so they will be higher, amoung older students and have the social aspects of a nursery school kid.



  7. 7

    awwww :(
    Bless them..



  8. 8

    Hopefully when they start school in September that will help them out even a little bit.



  9. 9

    i'm sorry but is this the same father who was on so many drugs that he would take them intravenusly? yea, he must have really been dad of the year….



  10. 10

    pity parties help no one……………



  11. 11

    That is really sad..especially since nothing in their life has ever been NORMAL.



  12. 12

    Why would they go to a private school in September? They are going to get harassed in so many ways. I say, if you have no friends, or if you're used to being homeshooled, continue being homeschooled. The peer pressure and the social torture isn't worth it.



  13. 13

    Re: tonybotz – Doesn't matter what what he was doing at the time, HE was their FATHER. they adored him,spent almost every waking moment with them.

    He wanted a girl, and Paris was probobly his princess, a girl is always a little princess in a fathers eyes, so the attention she had was probobly different. how dare you come on here and laugh at their situation? you probobly didn't have a loving father growing up. And none of us really know what went on in Michael's life and if any of the things he supposedly did are true, enjoy his music and quit critisizing his life. Didnt he spend fifty fucking years put up with bullshit? now you have to take it out on his kids Tonybotz?.

    aside from that. I wanted to cry for Paris, such a sweet girl, those kids will hopefully get a better life, thank god for Katherine.



  14. 14

    Re: tonybotz – wow..what a surprise.. another person who knows absolutely nothing about Michael Jackson and thinks they have a right to judge him! He was an absolutely amazing father and his children have said that themselves! He had insomnia and needed rest ro rehearse for his obscene amount of 50 shows being pushed on him and not sleeping was hurting his ability to rehearse properly. He hired a personal doctor because he thought he would be safe if a doctor was monitoring him! I'm not saying it was the best decision but he never did anything that he thought was dangerous to his life because he loved his children more than anything! He believed a doctor would prevent something like this from happening. In every way, he was an incredible father! He was loving and kind and he protected them by home schooling them and these were his wishes. They should still be home schooled and they can socialize in other ways. This was a horrible tragedy that has nothing to do with what a wonderful father Michael was!!



  15. 15

    Hopefully they will be able to make friends once they start school,, Its not normal to be locked away, with no social outlet,,, They need to experince a bit of the real world, God bless them



  16. 16

    Re: Cbabylv – Don't think he had too many waking hours.



  17. 17

    Michael was one of the best fathers in the world!!! Paris was daddy's little princess…in almost every picture leaked from her childhood….she is hugging him and holding him. He loved his children more than anything and never meant for anything bad to happen. People need to stop judging him and focus on all the wonderful things he did. His children are very poised and have beautiful hearts, just like their daddy. He did an excellent job raising them and he was one of the greatest humanitarians this world has ever seen! such a great humanitarian that he was listed as giving more to charities than any other entertainer in history, in the Guinness Book of World records!!

  18. 7tizz says – reply to this


    18

    What an irresponsible creature this MJ was. It's as if he had brought these children into his life like they were fashion accessories. Pro Tip: Good fathers aren't drug addicts. He sholuld have been locked up years ago on molestation charges and this never would have happened. Creep.



  19. 19

    man, i just hope & pray these children have people around them that will keep them save, no sell them out, get them socialized and most of all give them all the love they can smother on them. From the way they seem to love & be devoted to their father, I can't believe he wasn't a wonderful father for them, although as ALL of us here know - NO family or parents are perfect. They do what they think is right at the time.



  20. 20

    Re: justtfax – this article is highly edited. do u believe they are having karate classes alone? they go a regular karate class with other students and Mrs Jacksons lawyer made an interview recently where he said the kids have friends at their karate classes.



  21. 21

    Re: tonybotz – did you even read the autopsy?

    MJ did NOT die from prescription drugs.. NO prescription drugs was found in his system.. he had medics signed to him but the autopsy/search warrant showed that he never took those regularly.. Katherine Jackson, the one closes MJ and the one who saw MJ the most also tells in this interview that she never saw MJ high on drugs.. or that everytime they spoke on the phone, he sounded normal.. this will tell u a lot



  22. 22

    jteore.com says: These children have every right to obsess over their late father. The man was a visionary that was truly under estimated by the general public while living. Michael was not a overly social being, and was shy majority of the time while out. The kids did pick up those habits over the years. Yes they will make best friends at some point, and yes they will go on to do great things. In the end, it will always be the 3 of them excluding everyone else. The loss of the only parent while young is a tragic situation. Thank god the man left behind an amazing legacy for them to expand on over time. Michael always said dissect the great masters. His bright-eyed trio of 3 will be able to dissect a side of him none of us were ever able to put into perspective. The further they dig, the more expandable his love becomes.



  23. 23

    so sad! i feel so bad for these kids. Losing a parent, especially one as protective as MJ, is SO hard. My dad died when I was around Paris's age (well 15) and I think of him everyday. Even now being 31, to this day I still can't watch father daughter type movies without breaking out in tears. When she begins dating, falling in love, graduating high school then college and getting married, she'll think of him and wish he was there. My dad died suddenly and I wasn't able to say bye and I saw him dead. Whenever I think of him and the happy times the image of his lifeless body clouds over. its so hard, it sucks. BUT these guardians of them need to wake up and GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE LA AREA NOW! let them have some what of a normal life. Sale that fucking house or just buy a new one and move to some hodunk little town out of California and learn from the mistakes they made with Michael. Give the kids a chance at normalcy!



  24. 24

    That is sad. They miss him, which is normal. They'll be okay. Katherine is very loving.



  25. 25

    My beloved MJ not on drugs?
    It's amazing what contortions we people contrive, to hold onto the image of the stars we've grown to love artisticly, but have huge personal problems.
    Yeah, neither was my beloved Elvis Presley on drugs.
    -
    I guess I didn't see MJ barely walk to the courtroom, in pajamas one day, and could barely speak to answer a question, during his trial.
    I can't imagine how few days MJ was really not fucked up.
    -
    Buying children. I thought there were laws against this.
    Oh, that only applies to us 'little people'.



  26. 26

    Of course they miss their Dad. It's sad .. not an easy life for them.
    Screwed-up family, media scrutiny, and a strange legacy..



  27. 27

    Re: Paulie – -
    Katherine might be loving, but she allowed her children to be brutalized by inaction. She didn't protect them from Joe.
    She's one-half of a lousy parenting partnership.
    -
    A mother who doesn't protect her daughters from a husband that's a sexual predator is guilty as sin, just like the father is.
    She's no saint.
    She helped to create Michael, just as Joe did.

  28. 7tizz says – reply to this


    28

    Re: obbie doobie! – If any of you think that the Jackson famaily was anything normal with real emotions and caring - you need to have your head examined. Servants do EVERYTHING and MJs parents couldn't care less about another human being. The father (you may remember him better by the one who was plugging another act just days after his son's death) is trying to milk and place blame on the concert promoters, the mother is writing (well, dictating it to a real writer) a garbage book that will shed no insight as to what's really going on, and others are milking it for their own careers (see Jantet Jackson), and someone actually is talking to LaToilet again - the one who said her brother was guilty of molestation charges and calling her own brother a freak. Seriously, this family is probably the most disfunctional family in the world. You think that one would want to keep all of this private, but there they ALL are. On TV giving countless interviews and now parading the children all over the media as well. Sick individuals - each and every one of them. And now they're raising the next generation of wierdos. Can't wait to see one of the kid's first step into the commercial limelight. It's obvious they are not ever going to get a real education and become useful members of society so what choice do they have but to become a highly produced pop star, model, or fashion designer? Mark my words.

  29. 7tizz says – reply to this


    29

    Re: luvstotango – Katherine is about as loving as anyone would be fetching a servant to clean up after those bratty kids. Come on - she's in her 70s and frail - what parenting could she possibly be doing?



  30. 30

    Re: luvstotango
    you are so cruel,you wanna know why mj was in pj's at the trial,basically he was in hospital or smething and his lawyer called and told him he had to get to court straight away or he would go to jail,mj wasnt close to his home etc.so he had to be humiliated by the media,going in his pj's.Mike wasnt crazy thats the bull the media want yo to belive to sell papers



  31. 31

    Re: eyeh8twilight – it would be better if they went to shcool. all the problems that come with scool alot people have to face. it a part of normal life and it a private school, so ikm sure their lifestyles wont be that diffrent to the other kids



  32. 32

    At some point in their lives these children are going to have to deal with the terrible truth about their so-called father: (1) he was a pedophile (2) he CHOSE to spend precious hours that he could have spent with his children abusing drugs and being put to sleep by a quack doctor (3) he isolated them from normal social interaction with peers with the result that they have no friends. The saddest part is that they think he was a good dad.



  33. 33

    Of course they feel sadness over the loss of their daddy. Her was an extremely good father and they loved each other dearly so why wouldn't they miss him? I am glad they have their cousins & other family members. I really hope other kids do not take advantage of them once they start private school.



  34. 34

    Re: zeusmom – The saddest part is that they think he was a good dad.

    They dont THINK he was a good dad, They KNOW he was a good dad…
    wtf would you know you uneducated hater!
    Michael Jackson was not a pedophile, anyone with at least half a brain cell would see that gavin arvizo saying michael done those things to him AFTER the Martin Bashir documentary was aired is absolutly ridiculous! when the whole world was up in arms over it and when everyone seemed to have an opinion about it and when everyone was watching michael more than they did already, michael suddenly decides that now would be a good idea to commit such crimes!!?
    i dont think so….



  35. 35

    My heart broke for them knowing that they lost their only parent. A very loving, giving, compassionate parent. I hope they're able to somehow cope in the near future. Hopefully with time, it will get a little easier for them.



  36. 36

    Re: obbie doobie! – Obbie I'm sorry I did not know that about you. Hope it gets better over time. As for Michael's kids time will heal their wounds. It's been only a year. Yeah, I miss him too. Never can say goodbye!



  37. 37

    Never can say goodbye
    No no no no, I
    Never can say goodbye

    Even though the pain and heartache
    Seems to follow me wherever I go
    Though I try and try to hide my feelings
    They always seem to show
    Then you try to say you're leaving me
    And I always have to say no…

    Tell me why
    Is it so

    That I
    Never can say goodbye
    No no no no, I
    Never can say goodbye

    Everytime I think I had enough
    I start heading for the door
    There's a very strange vibration
    That pierces me right to the core
    It says turn around you fool
    You know you love her more and more

    Tell me why
    Is it so
    Don't wanna let yo go

    I keep thinkin that our problems
    Soon are all gonna work out
    But there's that same unhappy feeling and there's that anguish, there's that doubt
    *It's that same old did ya hang up
    *Can't do with you or without
    Tell me why
    Is it so
    Don't wanna let you go

    I posted this song a year ago on this very site. I'm surprised his mother named her book after the song which Michael sang and was a hit. This has always been one of my favorite Michael Jackson's song.
    xoxo,
    Sheba



  38. 38

    I feel bad for his kids but it's what MJ did to them. He spent his life whining that he was the way he was because his father was abusive, then did things just as bad to his own children.

    While he might never have hit them the emotional and mental abuse he put his children through by locking them up and basically treating them like toys is disgusting.

    I hope they can go on to lead normal lives



  39. 39

    Re: Melanopterus – "While he might never have hit them the emotional and mental abuse he put his children through by locking them up and basically treating them like toys is disgusting."
    Where in the world are you getting this stuff? He locked them up? treated them like toys? WOW.. Michael allowed his kids to have the same fun that any other kids have but just in a different way. Did he go out in public in broad daylight with them all the time to amusement parks etc.? No, but he allowed them to do stuff like that all the time. He did also go occasionally and their are pictures that show this. Michael's kids didn't just stay in the house. They did get to enjoy a life that Michael always dreamed of as a child and FYI he did not treat them like toys, he treated them like children. He did a damn good job as a single parent. Those kids are educated, well mannered, and sweet beyond belief because that is how their father taught them to be.



  40. 40

    Re: Melanopterus – In one of Michael's last interviews with Good Morning America on his birthday in 2008 when asked about the life he wanted and made for his children he says and I quote..
    "I let them go to the arcade and go to the movies and do things." "I want them to get to do the kind of things I didn't get to do. So, I fill them with a lot of enjoyment that way." "I get pretty emotional when I see them having a wonderful time, when they are on a ride and they are screaming and they are happy. It makes me emotional, ’cause I see they are having a real good time." So just because the papparazi happened to miss them while they were out having fun b/c they weren't covered up (Michael only covered them when they were with him) doesn't mean that they weren't out enjoying themselves like all children do. Michael went with them to the movies all the time. They had to go in after it got dark and send the bodyguards for popcorn etc. but excuse the hell outta him for not wanting to be mobbed at a movie theatre with his children. He did the best that he could for his children and he did the best he could to protect his children. Isn't that what all parents try to do?



  41. 41

    Re: Paris France – aww thanks hun! ya its gets easier with time, but they will never be complete. He was a constant in their lives, so i'm sure their in pain. But hopefully it helps having his family around. and maybe they can see a little bit of him in his parents or siblings. just like I do with my dads side of the family.



  42. 42

    Re: luvstotango – believe it or not. I am agree with you. I have been saying the same thing since LaToya came out with this. Even when the movie came out i felt that it negated to show that she was as Guilty as Joe in screwing up ALL of them.



  43. 43

    these kids are overexposed compare to what they are accustomed to. To say that they have no friends is untrue. And maybe i am wrong but there seemed to me to be a subtle implication that its the fault of MJ cuz she is raising them like he wanted(where schooling is concerned).

    So many leaked videos and pictures showed the children playing with their father at the home of his friends, There were pictures showing Paris and a little girl hanging out together. I wonder if this is to Justify sending the kids to school in the eyes of Mj fans.

    Now dont get me wrong i have nothing against Mrs Jackson, maybe as she grew up in a different time than now,( the whole husband is head of home what he says goes ERA) she was passive in helping those kids against Joe, but i often wonder about this lady NOW. How strong is she, at this age to withstand bullying from Not only Joe, because ppl seem to forget it REBIE who is helping her raise those kids. plus who else is living in the home.



  44. 44

    Re: MJ fan59 – these kids are overexposed compare to what they are accustomed to. To say that they have no friends is untrue. And maybe i am wrong but there seemed to me to be a subtle implication that its the fault of MJ cuz she is raising them like he wanted(where schooling is concerned).

    So many leaked videos and pictures showed the children playing with their father at the home of his friends, There were pictures showing Paris and a little girl hanging out together. I wonder if this is to Justify sending the kids to school in the eyes of Mj fans.

    Now dont get me wrong i have nothing against Mrs Jackson, maybe as she grew up in a different time than now,( the whole husband is head of home what he says goes ERA) she was passive in helping those kids against Joe, but i often wonder about this lady NOW. How strong is she, at this age to withstand bullying from Not only Joe, because ppl seem to forget it REBIE who is helping her raise those kids. plus who else is living in the home.



  45. 45

    Re: MJ fan59 – YES, educate them. It is sad when u hate blindly. Its like they dont have an original opinion other than the opinion the MEDIA gave to them.



  46. 46

    Re: MJ fan59 – God Bless you for the truth. It seems that some people only have the opinions that the media gave then. The cant think and read d and understand for them selves. If the media said it then it is true.



  47. 47

    Im so really glad they are starting school on September. That way they will have more friends. God Bless them , I love you Michael.



  48. 48

    Those poor precious kids are doomed…having Joe Jackson anywhere near them. I feel so bad for them…they loved their dad, he did protect and love them…but who will now…all the grandparents see is $$$$$



  49. 49

    Who the hell calls their kid "Blanket???" And I get very BAD VIBES from that weird daughter of his.



  50. 50

    ohhhh :( ( ..