Before Michael Jackson died, he was the father to three children — Michael Joseph Jr. (aka Prince), Paris, and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II (now known as Bigi). After the pop star's death in June 2009, his mother, Katherine Jackson, became the guardian of the three kids, who were all still minors at the time.
Since then, the three siblings have grown up, moved on from their childhoods, and forged their own pathways into adulthood. So, where are Michael Jackson's kids today? Let's take a look!
What is Prince Jackson doing now? He took his talents to show business.
The oldest of Jackson's three children is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. aka Prince. He was born on Feb. 13, 1997, in Los Angeles. His biological mother is Debbie Rowe, the former wife of the King of Pop. She signed over custody of Prince and his sister, Paris, after the couple divorced in 1999.
Prince, like this dad, seems to be drawn into the Hollywood scene. He has served as a guest correspondent on Entertainment Tonight. He expressed an interest in getting more involved in show business and said, "I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter, and actor."
Prince, who is said to carry a net worth of $100 million, now has a YouTube channel, which he previously collaborated on with his brother Bigi, where they would talk about and review movies like Avengers: Endgame. Although he no longer appears to be active on YouTube, his content consists of him providing fans with updates while taking a motorcycle bike ride.
And when he's not recording, you can bet he's spending time with his longtime girlfriend, Molly Schirmang.
Paris Jackson turned to modeling and singing.
In a cringe-worthy fact, Paris Jackson was named after the city where she was conceived. Like her brother Prince, Paris's godparents are Elizabeth Taylor and Macaulay Culkin.
Paris was on the cover of the January 2017 issue of Rolling Stone, and later signed a contract with IMG Models. She also dabbled in acting, appearing on Fox's Star and in movies like Gringo and The Space Between. Paris was also one half of musical duo The Soundflowers, for which she sand under the name "PK Dragonfly." She now performs solo and is said to have a net worth of $100 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
Along with her work, Paris has also been open about her struggle with depression and substance abuse, discussing her suicide attempts and treatment efforts with Rolling Stone. She told the magazine, “It was just self-hatred, low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”
She also shared that she had attempted suicide “multiple times.” It was after her third attempt that the hospital she was admitted to insisted she attend a residential therapy program. Paris seems to be doing much better these days.
Prince Michael Jackson II changed his name from “Blanket” to “Bigi.”
Born in February 2002, Blanket made worldwide headlines when his father dangled him over a balcony railing in Berlin while a mob of fans screamed from the street. Bigi attended Buckley School and enjoys martial arts and video games. He also keeps a low profile.
On his 18th birthday, Paris shared a photo of Bigi along with her and other siblings and wrote, “my little brother is a legal adult today. what the f---. i used to change his diapers. this is such a trip.. proud of the handsome, intelligent, insightful, funny, and kind young man he has become. he likes privacy so that’s all i gotta say. hbd lil bro.”
Ironically, sources estimate Bigi's net worth to also be $100 million.