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Where are Michael Jackson’s Children Now? Paris, Prince and "Blanket" Jackson Today

A decade after Michael Jackson's death, his kids are coming into their own.

Michael Jackson had three children before he died—Michael Joseph Jr, Paris and Prince Michael II. After the pop star's death in June 2009, his mother, Katherine Jackson, became guardian of the three, who were all still minors.

But where are Michael Jackson's kids today?

Michael Jackson’s Children Now

Jackson had his first two children—Michael Jr., known as "Prince," and Paris— by his second wife, Deborah Rowe. The couple met in the office of Jackson’s dermatologist, where Rowe was a nurse, and married in Sydney in November 1996, when she was already pregnant. Prince was born in 1997 in Beverly Hills. Paris arrived a little more than a year later.

michael jackson children 1 MICHAEL JACKSON and his three kids (Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. aka 'Prince', Prince Michael Jackson III aka 'Blanket') wearing masks shop at Off The Wall Antiques and Ed Hardy in Hollywood. Phil Ramey/Getty Images

Jackson and Rowe never lived together and he raised the children himself at Neverland Ranch without her involvement. In 2002, more than two years after he and Rowe divorced, Jackson had a third child with an unnamed surrogate mother: Prince Michael II, who was first nicknamed “Blanket” and now goes by Bigi.

Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr.

Michael Jackson children today Prince Jackson attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The oldest of Jackson’s three children, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. was born February 13, 1997, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. For the first few months of his life, the baby, nicknamed "Prince," was taken care of by a dozen nurses and nannies at Neverland Ranch. Like his father, he seems drawn to show business: Prince Jackson has appeared in the rebooted in 2013 and has served as as a guest correspondent on Entertainment Tonight.

michael jackson children 3 paris prince Paris Jackson (L) and her brother Prince Michael Jackson attend the Michael Jackson diamond birthday celebration at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on August 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gabe Ginsberg/FilmMagic

In 2010, Prince and his sister, Paris, accepted their father’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Grammys. Jackson Jr. also founded the Heal Los Angeles charity to continue his father’s “Heal the World” initiatives.

Now 22, Prince Jackson is reportedly fond of motorcycles, dogs and travel—and most recently traveled to Tokyo with his brother Bigi. He admits he can’t dance like his father (“I didn’t get that gene,” he told the Today show), but he has a tattoo of Michael Jackson on his leg. Prince is active on social media, particularly on Instagram.

Paris-Michael Jackson

Paris Jackson Paris Jackson attends the Moschino Spring/Summer 19 Menswear and Women's Resort Collection at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, California, on June 8. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Moschino

Born April 3, 1998, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson was named after the city where she was conceived. Like her brother Prince, Paris' godparents are Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin. (Michael Jackson reportedly requested Pope John Paul II baptize his daughter but the Vatican denied the request.)

After Rowe and Jackson divorced in 1999, Michael Jackson was granted full custody of Paris and Prince, who were raised at Neverland.

During her childhood, Paris and her siblings often wore masks in public to hide their faces. But they came into the spotlight in 2010, when all three Jackson children were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey about life after their father's death.That same year, she and her brother Prince enrolled at the Buckley School, an elite Los Angeles private school where Paris Hilton attended.

Michael Jackson children 3 Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend Prince Jackson's Heal LA And TLK Fusion Present The 2nd Annual Costume For A Cause at Jackson Family Home on October 27, 2017 in Encino, California. Leon Bennett/WireImage

After a January 2017 Rolling Stone cover, Paris signed a contract with IMG Models and started acting—on TV in Fox's Star and in movies like Gringo and The Space Between. Paris is also one half of musical duo The Soundflowers, for which she sings under the name “PK Dragonfly.”

She's been open about her struggle with depression and substance abuse, discussing her suicide attempts and treatment efforts with Rolling Stone.

Prince Michael Jackson II

Born Prince Michael Jackson II on February 21, 2002 to an unnamed surrogate, Jackson’s third child made worldwide news when the pop idol seemed to dangle him over a balcony railing in Berlin.

michael jackson son children blanket Singer Michael Jackson holds his son eight-month-old son Prince Michael II over the balcony of the Adlon Hotel November 19, 2002 in Berlin, Germany. Olaf Selchow/Getty Images

Prince Michael II garnered the nickname "Blanket" almost from birth, but in 2017 he revealed that, following years of bullying, is now known as Bigi. That same year, Tito Jackson became Bigi's sole guardian after his grandmother Katherine turned 87.

blanket jackson michael jackson children Blanket Jackson arrives at the Las Vegas premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino December 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Now 17, Bigi now attends Buckley School and enjoys martial arts and video games.

Once the most scrutinized children in the world, the three Jackson kids are emerging from the shadow of their celebrity father to become young adults with their own lives and identities.

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"We get along really well," Prince told the Today show in 2017. "Especially my sister—she's grown so much, and I think she's been able to really step up. And I don't really see myself as her older brother. It's kind of like we're equal partners when it comes down to it. And Bigi's just so mature for his age—it's a pretty strong bond."

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