Apparently the events leading up the Paris Jackson's suicide attempt go back a lot further than we realized.
A source close to the Jackson family says the troubled teen was feeling alone and depressed following the death of her father Michael Jackson almost four years ago.
Paris has been living under the guardianship of her grandmother along with her two brothers Blanket and Prince Jackson, but apparently she asked to be emancipated so she could live on her own before she hit 18.
An insider says she had a difficult time being surrounded by her family at all times:
"She’s a handful for the Jacksons. They don’t know what to do. Paris suffers from depression. She’s lonely, she thinks no one loves her or is listening to her. She doesn’t want to be controlled or told what to do."
While she never was emancipated, sources say there's a possibility that Paris's mother Debbie Rowe can seek legal guardianship over her.
Her godfather Mark Lester seemed to agree that removing her from the Jackson household might be the best option for her:
"I'm sure when Paris hits 16 she will take herself out of the Jackson clan, walk out of that door and never turn back. She will never go back. I'm glad she's got Debbie Rowe in her life."
This isn't the first time that we've heard about Paris preferring to live with her mom, as she had been spending a lot of time with Debbie over the past few weeks.
It absolutely breaks our hearts to hear that she was feeling unloved, although the support she has received from her brother and her aunt La Toya Jackson show that certainly is not the case.
Hopefully Paris gets all the help she needs and is able to make a speedy recovery. Maybe a change of scenery would be a good thing for her right now.
[Image via AP Images.]
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