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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 don't know anything about TJ, but if the kids can feel safe with him, then it sounds like a viable option at this point.

788 days ago

J-LO on Steroids    

TJ is a good person, good for them. This is the right move.

788 days ago


I'm not surprised this is happening. I imagine it eats away at the Jackson siblings that Michael left what he had to the three test-tube babies he left behind, and their feeble mother. But I'm surprised Janet is in on this. It makes her look real bad and greedy. What is Weight Watchers not paying you enough? Whatever those kids are doing they are minors and deserve to be protected from these greedy leeches. Where is CPS? Why are they not up this family's ass for using and abusing these children like they do?

788 days ago


If you want a good idea of how ****ed up the Jackson family is read Michael Jackson: The Magic and The Madness. Not suprised at all by the family's sickening and GREEDY behaviour. They are all a bunch of parasites. For an idea of just how messed up Michael Jackson was at the end read a book called Freak! Inside The Twisted World of Michael Jackson.

788 days ago


shouldn't the *** receptical get them. she's the mother, and could still use them for profit.

788 days ago


Katherine Jackson has to be in on this somehow. If she really wanted to talk to those kids, I can't see her sitting back and allowing them to keep her from the three.

She is a crafty woman, who has been trying to wrangle more and more money for herself out of the estate since the day the will was read.

No doubt Randy and Jermaine have been given a hefty portion of that money to live on, so her motivations are obviously to see that they and their children get more money.

She may even have resentment for Michael's kids, right along with the rest of the family.

788 days ago


Wacko Jacko is in Heaven (or Hell) right now shaking his head.

788 days ago


It appears Kim has had a nose job, she looks quite different in this pic.

And wow, she has been with so many men, her ladyparts are well traveled!!

788 days ago


Welcome to a new installment of 'Who wants MJ's kids this month?'

788 days ago

moe l.    

WOW! Kardashian actually looks armenian in that pic!!! That was pre-plastic surgery.

788 days ago


LOL this was the plan all along .TJ gets on the good side of the kids and then they get MJ's mom out of the way. This is so easy to see whats going on. I guess they got the kids fooled. Out of a bunch of hood rats you get one to offer some cheese to the kids and ......bam you get what you want.

788 days ago


Janet physically tried to take Paris' cell phone from her, and the children watched in horror as Jermaine and Randy got into a physical altercation with Trent Jackson, who is Joe Jackson's nephew.

"It was absolute utter chaos at the house. Lodise quickly determined that the children aren't safe around Michael Jackson's siblings and will be asking the judge to strip Katherine Jackson of guardianship of the children. Under no cir***stances is it acceptable for the children to be subjected to any level of violence. The kids saw Jermaine and Randy get into a fight with Joe Jackson's nephew, Trent, who lives with the children and Katherine at the house. Trent was simply trying to prevent
the trio from taking the kids. Janet kept asking where the kids passports were!


from another site.

janet wanted their passports??

what's left of that fat azz's career is gone.

788 days ago

go home!    

I am stunned that Katharine has not called those children. If what Paris is claiming is true then something is horribly wrong. It's like her the Jackson's are trying to make Katharine look like she cannot care for the children because she is not calling them. It's possible Katharine has no idea any of this is going on if they are shielding her from the media, which I am more apt to believe. Poor kids. They went through such pain losing their daddy and now have to go through this. If Katharine knew Paris wanted to talk to her, she would call her immediately. If she wouldn't well, she shouldnt have those kids. BUT, i believe she is being shielded and has no idea and thinks the kids are happy with the nanny until she returns home.

788 days ago


Diana I hope you take over now.....

788 days ago


As I read more about this, it looks more and more like Trent was in the right for filing the report. Perhaps TJ is the better choice for guardian at this time. Jackie and Marlon were not part of the letter-signing, but I don't know if ANY of Michael's siblings are up for the job.
The children are supporting TJ, though,
All I can say with any certainty is that this story grows stranger and stranger by the minute!

788 days ago
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