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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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What a messed up family Michael Jackson has. No wonder he was so screwed up in the head. Both his parents Joe and Katherine acted like their son's death was no big deal. Jermaine appearing on Larry King within 24 hours to talk about his "grief" (on a talk show?). Now we have this spectacle of Michael's whole family fighting over his money. WHAT A COMPLETE DISGRACE. BTW anyone else think Michael Jackson's 3 kids look very strange??

823 days ago

mj fan forever    

Tito's son???? It would mean deliver Michael's children in hte hands of this bunch of delinquents, he included, and NO judge would give them to him especially since Michael appointed Diana Ross as his second choice and she said from the beginning she would have done it!!!! Another greedy parasite who wants to put his disgusting hands on Michael's money!!!! Go to hell you and your disgusting similars!!!!

823 days ago


I am having a hard time believing this story.

823 days ago


Personally, I think its Tito and the executors behind this whole thing. If MJ's will is invalidated and it reverts to the original will, the siblings get absolutely nothing. So what would their motivation be in having it over turned if not to protect Katherine? I believe the kids are being manipulated and used as pawns, and not by Janet.

823 days ago


Michael Jackson's brothers and sister Janet Jackson should be ashamed of themselves. I would like to think that Janet is worth millions and would not need to Michael's money. As far Jermaine is concerned, why do I think if he got his hands on Michael's money he would blow through it!

It’s too bad Michael wasn't close with Oprah and has named her as plan B to be his children's guardian in the event Katherine wasn't able to continue do so.....they wouldn't be pulling this nonsense with Oprah and her team of lawyers!

823 days ago


He'll be dating Paris soon.

823 days ago


no one from the jack-a$$-son family should be guardian.

823 days ago

mj fan forever    

Temporary or not!!!!

823 days ago


Paris just tweeted: "9 days and counting… so help me god i will make whoever did this pay"
Can't believe what these kids are going through.

823 days ago


I don't know anything about him, other than he sings with his brothers, BUT, he is STILL a Jackson. I think they need to go to someone who can't be influenced by the Jackson clan. They will put the pressure on him until he caves to their wishes. Bad idea!!!

823 days ago


OMG! seriously!? did i really just find out about another guy that F***** KK?? wow..i know way too much about this skan*s sex life! thanks TMZ

823 days ago

Phil Mcl    

When are people going to wake up. These kids are not Michael's jackson blood kids. There is not one drop of Michael's blood in them

823 days ago


Looks more like Jessica Alba...

823 days ago

Hey Now    

Can I just say he's super cute? That is all.

823 days ago


TMZ, put up or shut up, who´s the brother allegedly seperating himself from the others? But it doesn´t matter, the name Jackson isn´t a guarantee to save J3 from this drama at all! No wonder, MJ didn´t want to deal with this family!

823 days ago
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