Michael Jackson’s daughter, actress and activist Paris Jackson has never really been out of the spotlight. Since the King of Pop departed in 2009, she has become everything her father wanted. The 19-year-old recently took to Instagram to share a rare photo of her brother Blanket who is now fifteen and the snap shows the two siblings enjoying Christmas Day together.
While Paris and 20-year-old Prince Michael Jr. have remained in the public eye, their youngest sibling Prince Michael II affectionately known as Blanket has pretty much avoided the limelight altogether. His nickname was coined when her superstar father dangled his newborn son wrapped in a blanket from a balcony in Berlin’s famous Adlon Hotel near the Brandenburg Gate.
The video of the bizarre event was top news around the world and has become one of the most enduring images of the late pop superstar.
The public hasn’t seen much of Blanket, except for several photos that have sporadically emerged since 2009. Now, fans got to see the teenager through Paris’s snap. She captioned the photo in which the siblings are seen posing with their close friend Omer Bhatti by writing, “Happy Christmas from ours to yours #brahdas”.
In it, Blanket can be seen still sporting his trademark long black hair, wearing a grey Marvel t-shirt.
Just last month, Blanket made headlines when his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, reportedly ended her custodianship of him.
According to TMZ, Katherine filed documents saying that it was no longer necessary for her to be Blanket’s legal guardian.
She was appointed joint guardian together with their cousin TJ Jackson in 2012; now, with Blanket reaching adolescence and Katherine being 87, she is stepping down from the role.
Weeks following that news, 89-year-old Joe Jackson, Blanket’s grandfather, took to Twitter to share a photo and a video message with his grandson. He captioned it with a naughty quote: “learn the rules and break them”.
— Joseph Jackson (@Joe5Jackson) November 13, 2017
Afterwards, the former Jackson 5 manager posted a touching video message for Blanket, saying:
“Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson. You’re like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much and he tried to disguise you as much as possible. But I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes! Don’t ride, now. But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy and see a lot of movies if you can, good movies of course and be like me – be tough, be tough in a good way. You’ll live a long time. Above all, I love you all. Take care, man, you be good. I’ll see you next time I come to LA. Okay? Adios.”
Source: Joseph Jackson
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