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Tito's Son TJ

To Seek Temp Guardianship

of MJ's Kids

7/24/2012 9:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tito Joe Jackson
, aka TJ, the 34-year-old son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito, is having his lawyer draft legal docs in a bid to become temporary guardian of MJ's 3 kids ... TMZ has learned.

People familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Paris, Prince and Blanket all want TJ to be their guardian because they believe Katherine -- their current guardian -- has effectively been kidnapped by MJ's siblings.  The kids haven't seen Katherine in 9 days.

Under California law, a judge would not grant a temporary guardian for teenagers unless the kids were on board with the selection, and we're told all 3 kids are down with it.  We're told TJ has often acted like a parent to the kids and they love him.

As we first reported ... the Michael Jackson Estate is standing by and will support TJ's bid to become the temporary guardian if asked by the Probate judge.

Just 15 hours ago, TJ tweeted to Paris, "I know it's completely unfair for them to do this to you and your brothers. We will keep trying. I love you."

By the way, TJ is married with kids and is in a band with his 2 brothers.  And get this ... he was Kim Kardashian's first love.  Check out what looks like their prom pic.

One final point ... sources connected to MJ's siblings tell TMZ Michael's brothers and sisters are turning on each other.  One brother has secretly been telling people he does not support what the others are doing to Katherine.


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I hope he whores out Paris. Wanna see that.

818 days ago


Has Kim K. ever dated a white guy? She sounds like a racist to me.

818 days ago

Carol Bob    

Did you really have to bring Kim Kardashian into the story...can she just go away please???

818 days ago


So now we know Tito Joe TJ has herpes. Thanks, TMZ!

818 days ago


Note to kids: If your dad's brothers don't find a way to bleed the estate dry, when you hit 18, RUN! As far away from these deadbeats as you can get.

818 days ago


Oh yeah, and it looks like TJ got the same nose job as everyone else in the family.

818 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

This plot is transparent. So they whisk Katherine off with no access to phone, internet or TV and now a grandson pretends he's not in on it and gets the kids to agree to him being named the 70k a month guardian? OK

818 days ago


Bad idea. No one, and I mean NO ONE in the Jackson family should be appointed guardian of those kids.

818 days ago


Kind of sounds like they kidnapped Katherine...ummm...isn't that illegal?

818 days ago



Too close to the riff raff.

I know the kids might want him but it;s wrong.

818 days ago


He was Kim's first love? Highly doubtful and completely laughable. The girl has been on birth control since what 12 or 13?

818 days ago


What the hell is going on with this family???? This is all over money?? Crazy people. Someone in that family has to have some compassion for these three Kids. They have been through enough. They would be better off with strangers than this family the way they all act. I think the kids should say who they want to stay with but how can they trust anyone in that family...where the hell is the mother...step up women !!. oh yeah, she didn't want them. I am sure there will be a solution to all this but the kids might be pulled away from that family but might be for the best. praying for these kids to find someone they can trust and will love them for them and not MJ's money.

818 days ago

Pudding Tang    

Too close for comfort

818 days ago


paris, keep your self and your brother and sister locked in your room untill they get you out of there. and keep your phone with you at all times. because you have a pack of wolves on your tail.

818 days ago

Pudding Tang    

Tito Joe used to date that hoe?

818 days ago
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