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Jackson's Kids: 'We Want to Stay with Grandma'

6/27/2009 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sources close to the Jackson family tell us Michael Jackson's three children -- Michael Joseph, Jr., Paris Michael Katherine and Prince "Blanket" Michael II -- say they want to stay with their grandparents, specifically Katherine.

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Sources say MJ's kids will continue to live with Katherine Jackson at the family's Encino home. We're told the family is 100 percent behind this -- feeling that Katherine and Joe Jackson are the only people who can help the children understand who their father was, help them grieve, and teach them to deal with life in the spotlight.

We're also told the kids are healthy but, as expected, they "miss their daddy." They have no relationship with Debbie Rowe, who is the biological mother of Michael and Paris.

All of this will be critical to the case if, as expected, Rowe fights for custody.

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Anita    

Come on. The family coached the kids to say this. Bad parents rarely make good grandparents.
The kids should go to their mother if she wants them.

1908 days ago
17.

Elly.R    

BOTTOM LINE IS THOSE KIDS NEED TO BE IN THE CARE OF THEIR GRANDMOTHER AND THE JACKSON FAMILY...I SEE NO PPOINT IN GIVE THE MOTHER CUSTODY OVER HER KIDS IF SHE HASNT BEEN IN THEIR LIVES ITS CLEAR THAT SHE DOESNT WANT TO BE EITHER...OBVIOUSLY SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN THEIR FOR THEM FROM THE BEGINNING SO SHE CAN KICK ROCKS !!!!!!

1908 days ago
18.

Kell    

That’s a great idea, Katherine and Joe did such a good job raising Michael and his siblings. They all turned out normal. Beatings and fear is the best way to raise kids. NOT!
They might have a chance of somewhat normal life if they are raised by someone outside that family.

1908 days ago
19.

NoJOE    

NO to Joe! He's had his chance and he blew it. He could easily 'decide' to make a new trio of singers/entertainers. I hope Michael left a perfectly clear will. I am sure ~ no doubts about it ~ Michael would never ever want his kids brought up by them.

1908 days ago
20.

Shy Kid    

WHAT DO U MEAN "look out how the other kids turned out?" THEY ARE THE JACKSONS!! THATS HOW THEY TURNED OUT!! LET EM STAY WITH THE GRANDPARENTS! ID KILL TO BE A JACKSON..not a ROWE!

1908 days ago
21.

Dandelioness    

If this is true, the kids have voiced their opinions and should be granted their request since they are old enought to make a qualified decision like this. Another alternative that many haven't commented on is Rebbie, the "normal" sister who is not in the spotlight.

I'D LIKE TO ADD THAT ALL OF US ARE MERELY SPECULATING SINCE FEW, IF ANY, OF US ACTUALLY ARE CLOSE TO THE FAMILY. THESE WILD CASTRATION ACUSATIONS AND SIMILAR THEORIES ARE COMICAL, BUT TRULY A SAD REFLECTION OF THE TIMES WE LIVE IN. PEOPLE WILL REPEAT RUMORS AS IF THEY ARE FACT.

1908 days ago
22.

IamThinking    

If the mother has any respect for this children (it's clear she has no love since she sold them at birth) she will let the kids stay with grandma. They are old enough to know their mother never cared for them.

1908 days ago
23.

dachit    

Has any one ever seen one child of a mixed couple completely take on ALL the white features, yet alone all three?

1908 days ago
24.

Anita    

These kids barely know the grandparents as MJ kept his distance from them.

ANyone can lean on young kids in crisis and get them to say something.
If Debbie fights for her own two kids she should raise them.

1908 days ago
25.

bob    

OK TMZ enough Mike Jackson crap. Is the only thing that happened in "The Thirty Mile Zone"? A suspected pedeophile died, sad. move on.

1908 days ago
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mitch myers    

yikes!

1908 days ago
27.

mitch myers    

three mile zone ,bob.

1908 days ago
28.

f***ihatethiskid    

NA NA NA, THOSE PEOPLE TORTURED MIKE..................U WANT THEM TO STAY WITH THEM........F ****** K THAT LET THEM GO TO DEBBIE.....................................GOOD GRIEF LOOK AT OUR VERY OWN MIKE (INXS) HIS LITTLE GIRL ENDED UP WITH THE VERY MAN HE AND PAULA HATED.

KIDS HAVE NO CLUE...................NO CLUE WHATS BEST FOR THEM AT THIS AGE THEY NEED REAL LOVE, AND JUST CAUSE DEB WASNT THERE DIDNT MEAN SHE DIDNT WANT TO BE

GO DEB......CATHERINE WATCHED MIKE TORTURED BY HIS A **** HOLE FATHER UR A C ****** T OF A MOTHER

STEP UP DEB GO FOR IT, GIVE THEM NORMAL NOT GRANDPARENTS WHO WILL WANT TO START TRAINING THEM TO BE THE NEXT MIKE!!!!

1908 days ago
29.

215girl    

I agree the mother shouldnt get them cuz she is the parents of 2 and what will happen to the youngest, that would split them apart. I think the family as a whole should take care of the children, this is such a tragedy that could have been avoided, I cant imagine what they are going through.

1908 days ago
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Trina    

Debbie Rowe just wants a payday. Their grandmother is aging, but she was near and dear to Michael's heart. Hopefully Joe (his dad) won't push these babies to be stars. There will never be a Michael, or the Jacksons. He needs to understand that's over, and if they get custody ... raise them in a NON-HOLLYWOOD environment. God Bless.

1908 days ago
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