When Michael Jackson was alive, he famously kept his three children out of the spotlight.
The King of Pop’s two sons and one daughter went virtually unseen prior to his untimely death in 2009. And when they did make (extremely rare) appearances in public, Michael took care to keep their faces shielded from cameras. But just a few weeks after he unexpectedly passed away at the age of 50, on June 25, 2009, the trio made one of their first clearly visible public appearances in an emotional memorial service for their late dad.
In the eight years since the music icon’s death, his only daughter, Paris Jackson, has remained in the public eye with her acting, modeling, and activism endeavors. Michael’s oldest son, 20-year-old Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr. (known as Prince Jackson), isn’t as much of a public figure as his younger sister, but he does maintain an active social media presence and recently even gave a TODAY interview, in which he gushed about the bond between all three siblings.
“Me and my siblings, we get along really well — especially my sister,” he revealed. “She’s grown so much, and I think she’s been able to really step up. I don’t really see myself as her older brother. We’re equal partners when it comes down to it. And B.G. is just so mature for his age. It’s a pretty strong bond.”
“B.G.” (or Bigi) is Michael’s youngest son, 15-year-old Prince Michael Jackson II, who was previously known as Blanket. B.G. is by far the most private of the three siblings and has made only a handful of public or pictured appearances since his dad’s death. But in honor of Christmas, Paris shared a rare family photo of all three of them, after having apparently spent the holiday together.
“Happy Christmas from ours to yours #brahdas,” Paris captioned the snap of herself with Prince, B.G., and family friend Omer Bhatti.
I can’t believe how grown up all three of Michael’s kids are now!
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