Michael Jackson’s three kids: All about Prince, Paris and Blanket

The King of Pop’s kids are all grown up.

Michael Jackson welcomed three children before his death.

The “Thriller” singer became a dad in February 1997 when his then-wife, Debbie Rowe, gave birth to son Prince followed by daughter Paris in April 1988.

After the former couple divorced in April 2000, a surrogate gave birth to Michael’s son Blanket in February 2002.

Michael Jackson welcomed three children before his 2009 death. Getty Images
The King of Pop welcomed Prince and Paris in 1997 and 1998, respectively, followed by Blanket in 2002. AP

The legendary performer died of acute propofol intoxication in June 2009. He was 50 years old.

Prince and Blanket celebrated what would have been Michael’s 65th birthday in August 2023 with a rare joint appearance in Las Vegas, while Paris said via her Instagram Stories that she “owe[s] everything” to her late father.

Meet the members of Michael’s family below.

Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr.

Prince is the Grammy winner’s eldest child. FilmMagic

When Prince, whose real name is also Michael, was born in February 1997, Macaulay Culkin and Elizabeth Taylor became his godparents.

In a statement at the time, the new dad gushed, “Words can’t describe how I feel. … I have been blessed beyond comprehension, and I will work tirelessly at being the best father that I can possibly be.”

The “Billie Jean” singer had custody of Prince and Paris following his and Rowe’s split. The siblings, along with Blanket, lived with their grandmother Katherine Jackson after Michael’s death.

He is a Loyola Marymount University graduate. princejackson/Instagram

Prince received a degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in May 2019. While a student there, he co-founded the Heal Los Angeles charity with a friend.

The motorcycle aficionado, who often makes YouTube videos about his rides, honored his late dad with a massive calf tattoo in April 2017.

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“I don’t think it’s anything you ever get over,” he told the Los Angeles Times of his grief the previous year. “It’s always going to be a part of your life that’s missing.”

Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson

Michael’s only daughter has been vocal about her mental health struggles over the years. Getty Images

Rowe gave birth to Paris in April 1998, with the model giving rare insight into their mother-daughter relationship during a 2021 “Red Table Talk” appearance.

“It’s just cool having her as a friend,” she said. “It’s very chill, which I love. That’s the perfect word to describe it.”

Paris has followed in her dad’s musical footsteps by being a member of several bands and releasing multiple EPs and one full-length album. She also has pursued modeling and acting with roles in “American Horror Story” and other projects.

She has pursued careers in music, modeling and acting. Instagram/parisjackson

In addition to her career milestones, Paris has made headlines for her mental health struggles.

The actress told Rolling Stone in 2015 that she attempted suicide “multiples times” before the age of 15. She was hospitalized again that same year and sought treatment in 2019.

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As for her love life, Paris chose not to label her sexuality in a 2020 “Unfiltered” episode, saying she has “dated more than just men and women.”

Prince “Blanket” Michael Jackson II

Blanket was born via surrogate in 2002. Getty Images
Michael’s youngest stays mostly out of the spotlight compared to his siblings. WireImage
He changed his name to Bigi in 2015. Brian Prahl / SplashNews.com

Blanket was born via gestational carrier in February 2002 — and started going by the name Bigi in 2015.

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Two years later, Katherine surrendered guardianship of the “Beat It” singer’s youngest child, and he was subsequently looked after by his cousin Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson.

While he keeps a low profile, the then-teen told “Good Morning Britain” viewers in 2021 that his goal is to “make things that people enjoy but also benefit their lives.”

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