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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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824 days ago


Is there a Black man anywhere in Hollywood that Kartrashian hasn't screwed?

824 days ago


tito killed his wife Dee dee many years ago and got away with it as did William ****ner!

824 days ago

Joe B    

I work with the Jackson family a lot. TJ is the mature humble one. Kim K is the immature one. No wonder TJ left her.

824 days ago


I see why TJ filed for temporary guardianship...

"Six other relatives, including his brother Tito's three sons, are named as 'contingent remainder beneficiaries' who would share the estate in the event that Jackson's principal beneficiaries died before he did."

824 days ago


If this crap is true, that's a great example for the kids. Show them money is worth more than family, even if you weren't in the updated nor original will. Fantastic example.

824 days ago

Miriam L. Wright    

if he gets temp guardianship of those kids and access to their almost 1 billion dollar and see how fast KIMMY CAKES KARDASHIAN comes waddling back to him and turns her back on KANYE!!

824 days ago

South Beach    

TJ waded in punching and took out 2 uncles. I vote YES! I LIKE him.

824 days ago


It must be someone outside the family.

824 days ago


The same people that stick up for this dead drug addicted pedo are the ones that stick up for Catholic priest pedophiles.!

824 days ago


Many of you may not know this but Michael actually left money in his Will for the 3T's - Tito's sons and they were close to their Uncle. They were probably the ONLY ones in the family who were in his life at the time of his death. They are also very close to Michael's children. Michael supported their music and actually song in a couple of songs / video's with them, until their father - Tito - came in for the money grab - once they became famous. Prior to that, they were on a label created by Michael. So I think that TJ would be a good choice. He is stable, rich and married with children. Yes, he is rich as 3T made a LOT of money in their own right - Google them.

824 days ago

Dot Gordon    

Dianna Ross was named in the will to take over caring for MJs children if Katherine could no longer do it,maybe they should be with Dianna,less stress for Katherine and the rest of the money hungery siblings can suck air.

824 days ago

Dot Gordon    

Dianna Ross is in the will to replace Katherine,no body else.

824 days ago


the jackson family should be ashamed! My opinion of them is forever tarnished due to this abomination! It was Michael decision to bring those 3 kids into this world and he decided their existence. The other Jackson family members must respect and embrace those kids. For they are family by Michael's cause. I am ashamed of the Jackson family. greed is a mother f@#Kr Janet and Randy!

824 days ago


lord, somebody help those kids! Michael is living through them. and they are now seeing first hand what he went through with the greed of his family members. Hopefully there is a true savior in TJ.

824 days ago
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