WOW. So it is true!
A few reports have circulated as of late that claim that Michael Jackson appointed none other than Diana Ross as guardian of his children in the event that his mother, Katherine Jackson, passed away, and although it may seem a little unusual, a source close to the late pop icon's family are asserting that it's true!
Apparently, Michael was concerned that his mother's age may become an issue at some point, and named Ross as a secondary guardian in case anything happens to her. And although the icon has yet to have much involvement in Prince, Paris, or Blanket's lives, she is ready to if/when that time comes!
The source explains:
"Diana has made no moves whatsoever to not fulfill her role that Michael intended for her. Michael didn't trust anyone in his family besides, his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason. Katherine is a very doting, loving grandmother. She just isn't getting any younger and that is why Michael named a second guardian. She will step in if there's an immediate need to do so."
So smart of him to ensure that his kids would be taken care of in case of an emergency!
Hopefully, though, this will never need to come into play - at least for the sake of those children!
Poor things have been through enough!
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