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Michael Jackson's Kids Speak Out About Life Without Their Father

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Such brave kids.

It's been almost two years since Michael Jackson's tragic death, and Good Morning America recently sat down with his children - Prince, Paris, and Blanket - as well his mother Katherine Jackson, to discuss life without the pop icon (above)!

We can't commend them enough for staying so strong in light of such a devastating loss.

Stay strong, guys! Your father would be so proud of you!

Thoughts??

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34 comments to “Michael Jackson's Kids Speak Out About Life Without Their Father”



  1. 1

    Katherine Jackson sure is milking these kids for every ounce of attention she can get. It's like very three or four months, once sales of Jackson's music start to slack off, she trots out the three kids on yet another program for yet another pity party. Ka-ching!



  2. 2

    So glad these kids have Katherine to take care of them. Good for her.



  3. 3

    I cant believe you wrote "Secksy" over those little boys picture. Shame on you!



  4. 4

    Was smart of MJ to cover there faces so they wouldn't be recognized by paparazzi, and had privacy when they weren't with there father. LOL Mario weren't you the one,wait no, your "sister" that wrote MJ was faking when he was hospitalized? No wonder your lonely.



  5. 5

    Bless the Jacksons.



  6. 6

    Michael must've thrown in some of his own baby batter in the mixing bowl when the turkey baster was used to make Blanket.



  7. 7

    Re: Yesitis – I agree. Not sure why people think she is such a saint. It seems to be common knowledge that Joe was abusive. What does it say about the mother who lets the father abuse the kids? All about the money. On another note - the kids seem great - I wonder if they know who their biological parents are? My guess is Ricky Martin and Lisa Marie.



  8. 8

    I think it's so sad Michael tried so hard to keep these kids out of the public eye, and now their grandmother is letting them do interviews. If I was in Katherine's situation, I'd raise the kids as close to what Michael wanted as I could.



  9. 9

    Hope these kids can spend time with other kids (non Jackson kids). I don't trust Joe Jackson's influence on them.



  10. 10

    Re: rosebud99 – Ricky Martin? LOL. Re: ShoeWhore – Yes I agree blanket looks like MJ the most. These kids seem sweet MJ raised them right. I just wish they would stop talking to the press it might not be a lot of talking but still they deserve their privacy. If they decide to follow in MJ's footstep and take on a more public role when they are older than that's fine but right now let them have a childhood the one MJ was denied I don't think he would like this at all.



  11. 11

    FAKE SADNESS JUST MILKING THE FAT COW

  12. TomJJ says – reply to this


    12

    They seem like great kids, and the people who actually know them say they are. From all I've read their dad was very proud of them and would probably not be surprised that they are doing well. But he would not like them being exposed to the media like they are; when they are older and can decide for themselves it will be different.



  13. 13

    while i am happy to see how well his kids are doing, all he wanted was for his kids to lead a normal life. it is a shame that they are constantly being hounded by the media about their dad, let them move on!! they will always love their dad, but they need to have some closure!



  14. 14

    auditioning for a play? don't know why but paris annoys the crap out of me.

  15. Sam90 says – reply to this


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    Re: Electro_storm – SHAME on you, shame on anyone who thinks that tehy could be faking their sadness. Imagine his FANS are still mourning him, do you have any idea what it must be like for those kids?? not only coping with his death but also having to do all these interviews.
    Paris seems to have a nice maternal instict for her little bro, thast so cute.
    RIP to teh greatest who ever lived, the true King of entertainment.



  16. 16

    I love being able to see these intelligent, well mannered lovely children, they are all these things and more because of the way they were raised, by Michael, bit of a bitter pill for the mj haters to swallow, they call him everyname from freak to weirdo yet in reality if those people raised their children the way michael has then the world would be a much nicer place.
    Michael was not only exceptionally good at singing, dancing, and performing, but here is solid proof that he was an amazing father to his 3 children, they clearly loved michael with all their heart and soul, and they are a huge credit to him.
    i guessing they are also a huge disapointment to the haters out there too, not the sort of kids you would expect to see if they were being raised by such a strange weird man huh??
    god bless all of michaels children.



  17. 17

    why didn't someone ask them jeez you papa and your whole family is BLACK and why aren't you??? mmm and no traits? mmmmm. some of your cousins are mixed, with latino, white and they look somewhat black, but your papa is black regardless of the skin lightening, hair straighting, nose narrowing…he was still a black man,
    mmmm so you look white without a trace of some brotha blood….mmmmm



  18. 18

    Re: xman66 – none of their cousins from thehir father's side at least are half white. When michael's children are with their cousins whom are black and some half lation they don't stand out much. regardless they are beautiful kids and seemed to be very grounded and want to help others which is good.



  19. 19

    Re: Raptorsrule – Yeah, I bet she'll get the role for her little school play as soon as she says "Hey, I'm Paris Jackson". She doesn't have to "audition" for it. She seems a little spoiled and conceited to me, like she's better because she's MJ daughter. Little Blanket is the most lovable of them all.



  20. 20

    Re: xman66 – But the mother is white so that accounts for the lighter skin….



  21. 21

    Re: Babymama81 – those kids are caucasian! its not just the colour of their skin, its all of their features are caucasian, no way is MJ their biological father! Even so he raised them as if he was and it a shame to see their obvious grief being milked for cheap publicity



  22. 22

    This is disgusting, why are these kids on TV? Katherine Jackson is a selfish money hungry woman.



  23. 23

    Michael Jackson's top priority was to keep his kids out of the media. His family should be ashamed.



  24. 24

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – "i guessing they are also a huge disapointment to the haters out there too, not the sort of kids you would expect to see if they were being raised by such a strange weird man huh??"

    Very true statement! When Michael was alive & he would be out with his children, people would call him a "bad father" etc. just because he tried to shield his children w/ veils and now that he is gone we here statements from people like, Perez who was one of the main one's criticizing him as a parent. Michael was a good father and it's crazy to see that people thought of him to be this incompetent fool who didn't take care of or raise his children right. Like any other parent he did the best that he could and he did a damn good job! All these people bringing up the children's race makes me sick! THOSE ARE MICHAEL JACKSON'S CHILDREN and I don't care if Prince, Paris, and Blanket were Purple, that wouldn't make them any less his kids. Get over yourselves people!! Michael didn't see race, he saw the human race so why are you people so concerned about the color of HIS kids skin?? I for one think those are his biological children but if they aren't so friggin what? They called him Daddy because that is exactly what he always and will forever be to them. He raised 3 beautiful, smart, well adjusted, and well mannered children and those who question that to be true are fools.



  25. 25

    Re: MJ fan59 – "When Michael was alive & he would be out with his children, people would call him a "bad father" etc. just because he tried to shield his children w/ veils"
    Yes Michael was called all sorts of names because of the way he protected his children from the spotlight, also now Katherine is being frowned upon because she has chosen not to sheild them as much as Michael did! but i seriously think that whatever she does will always be wrong in some peoples minds simply because she is a Jackson.



  26. 26

    Re: MatyldaF – "like she's better because she's MJ daughter"
    Wow, you have come to that conclusion about Paris after watching a video which is under 2 minutes long!
    however im actually glad you made that comment, because it reminded me of when Michael was responding to a question during an interview, about why his children did not go to school but were home tutored instead, his reasons were exactly what you have said, he didnt want people to treat them any different because they were Michael Jacksons kids, but he knew that people would label them as spoilt etc, just like you have, simply because he, Michael Jackson, was their dad.



  27. 27

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – "however im actually glad you made that comment, because it reminded me of when Michael was responding to a question during an interview, about why his children did not go to school but were home tutored instead, his reasons were exactly what you have said, he didnt want people to treat them any different because they were Michael Jacksons kids, but he knew that people would label them as spoilt etc, just like you have, simply because he, Michael Jackson, was their dad."

    EXACTLY!!!! lol And I saw the full interview so I'm still trying to see where in that video does Paris act spoiled or better then anyone?? And BTW "MatyldaF" at the end of this full interview, Robin Roberts says Paris was reading/looking at a book of her Dad and a kid come's up to her and says "Cool! did you know Michael Jackson???" Yeah, that's right… This child of MJ's was acting so "spoiled" & "conceited" to the point where this kid didn't even realize who she actually was.. WOW



  28. 28

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – And like you mentioned.. Though it is people's opinion, it is a little frustrating for me to see so much negativity thrown at Mrs. Katherine for letting Prince, Paris, & Blanket do interviews or go out in public unveiled. She is their legal guardian now so as long as the kids are taken care of, I honestly don't think it fair for us to pass judgement on her ways of raising children. Obviously she has ALOT of experience when it come's to raising children and to be honest I have a feeling that if Michael were still alive, he would have let his children decide whether or not they wanted to be veiled when they got to an age where it was uncomfortable for them. And, I really believe this to be true because of the picture taken of them w/ Michael shortly before his passing where they weren't veiled.Prince and Paris are teenagers now. They are enjoying being in Private school with other children and I'm sure they like doing these interviews where they now get a chance to speak highly of their father. So I say just let them be them and let them continue to be raised the best way their family chooses to raise them.

  29. @v@ says – reply to this


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    They're all gorgeous. I think they all look like Michael. It's lovely to see them opening up to the world, and shedding the introverted lifestyle; and going to school normally like and with other kids. Their dad would be so very proud of them today. Audition away, kids! Never hide your light when you bravely feel like you want to try to shine. Your dad would be overjoyed to see you celebrate being alive, each and every day. He would want your happiness. Be yourself.



  30. 30

    Re: MJ fan59 – I have a feeling that if Michael were still alive, he would have let his children decide whether or not they wanted to be veiled when they got to an age where it was uncomfortable for them. And, I really believe this to be true because of the picture taken of them w/ Michael shortly before his passing where they weren't veiled.
    .
    i agree with you, and with regards to your point about Katherine, i dont remember hearing anything about a clause in Michaels will stating that his mother must bring up his children the way he did.
    He simply named his mother as first choice to care for his children, and as you have pointed out, she is more experienced than the average women about raising kids which is why Michael didnt feel the need to give her a step by step rule book!
    Im sure Katherine knows exactly what she is doing when it comes to raising her grandchildren, just like every decision Michael made regarding the kids seemed to always be the right one at their times in their lives.
    I think Katherine is doing a wonderfull job, the children seemed relaxed and at ease with themselves during this video, i certainly didnt get the impression they were forced against their will to participate in this recording. ;)



  31. 31

    Re: MJ ROCKS!!! – Thank you for personally addressing my message! :) And no, not only after watching this 2-minute video but also Oprah interview. She just has this annoying look on her face all the time. And it's only Paris that looks conceited to me. The boys look more likable. She's an attention seeker, just look how many pictures and videos of her are on the internet! And yes, it's her who's taking the pictures/videos, so she knows exactly what she's doing. Paris is going to be next Paris Hilton, you'll see. Maybe it's Genevieve's influence, idk, she's so delusional about her "talent" and thinks she's a "star". The whole Jackson family think they are better than anybody, Michael was the most humble one, the rest of them are just talentless attention whores and parasites. Paris didn't look that spoiled when Michael was alive but the longer with the family, the more delusional she's going to be, just like her cousins/uncles. Michael was THE ONLY ONE who could teach his kids about work ethics and he wouldn't allow them to behave like spoiled little brats.



  32. 32

    Re: MJ fan59 – "And, I really believe this to be true because of the picture taken of them w/ Michael shortly before his passing where they weren't veiled."

    They got the masks back as soon as Michael realized that the paparazzi are there,look at other photos from the same day!1!! so he DID NOT WANT other people to take pictures of his kids! And now they are on national tv! You think he would like his kids to be exploited like that for dirty money??? He said before that his mother TALKS TOO MUCH. Now he would be terrified. She obviously doesn't know what sh'e doing! That's why I think the family changed the kids a great deal. Not a good environment for them.
    The way Paris acts is just the first sign.
    btw What Ktherine needs more money for,everything is covered by the estate. She needs money to pay for Alijandra, Gelmaine, 20sth parasite cousins and others. Not much money's going to be left for the kids.
    And the poor homeless kid maybe didn't know she was MJ's daughter because he didn't see her pictures before but he KNEW that she was SOMEBODY IMPORTANT there. Otherwise he wouldn't imply that she knew MJ if he thought that she was just ANYBODY.



  33. 33

    And it's not like if Michael Jackson sent the kids to school people would say they are spoiled brats just bec. they are his kids. i wouldn't say it about Blanket. He doesn't behave like a spoiled kid at all!!!!! Prince also seems like a nice, outgoing kid. It's just Paris that gives out the vibe. It's just how I see it.

  34. lmat says – reply to this


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    Every time someone comments about these kids' genetics it insults any
    person or couple who brings a child into their home out of love. Doubt if
    some couple in Idaho would be criticized the way Jackson was and still is.
    Ridiculous and stupid statements. And no, these kids should not be
    trotted out by their grandmother or anyone for Mann's financial gain. She
    gets money for every interview she does as does Mann.