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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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Seriously TMZ...make your life easier and let's start writing about people Kim ****ashian HASN'T f-ed and "dated."

819 days ago


Kimmie K does get around and has the STDs to prove it.

819 days ago


Wait, TJ will be appointed their guardian?? TJ is TITO's son. THAT IS A DIRECT CONFLICT OF INTEREST as it is Tito that is behind the plot to defraud the will and keep Katharine away. Does anybody else see this??? Why have his son be their guardian. Sneeky. I hope the judge sees this and doesn't grant it. He is just pretending to care about MJ's kids. He will get a cut and let all the others get their cuts too. Poor kids. They can trust no one.

819 days ago


Don't give him those kids!!! He took Kim Kardashian to prom, so clearly he has bad judgement.

819 days ago


looks like paris is having to grow up fast..all those years sheltered.she is now learning what it is like in the real world.

819 days ago


I hope he has the children's best interest at heart. Good luck kiddos.

819 days ago


I hope he succeeds. I think Paris has a head on her shoulders and if she's ok with it, I would support her. Certainly the rest of the family is nuts!

819 days ago


I don't know. My gut reaction is to get those kids as far away from anything Jackson. However, the children seem to be okay with it so there's a possibility that he might not be as crazy as the others.

It appears that his father is not involved in the craziness (at least not openly) and I haven't heard anything off the wall about this son. He's married and has children of his own. However, does he have a home of his own or is he one of the millions staying with the grandmother? In addition to the band, does he have a job?

If it's something the children are into, I think I'd go along with it and monitor the situation. It could work out.

819 days ago


Please say he has no contact with Tito. They can target him too.

819 days ago


Remember Joe Jackson publicizing his new record company with his business partner when a reporter asked him about his son's death? BTW Joe was at an awards show 2 days after Michael's death when he was asked the question........nice way of grieving Jacksons....****ing greedy weirdos.

819 days ago


The kids trust him.....but wait until their money starts flowing in.......he will turn on them too lol. They need an unbiased guardian.

819 days ago


This sounds like a reality show!!!! something is going on that isn't right.
I hope Mrs. Katherine Jackson is okay she is elderly and still grieving her son's death my concern is they are going to send their mom to her grave if they don't STOP!!!!!

819 days ago


All of Michael's kids/fam. are targets at this point. The price of being famous .But when U have the media industry make a spectacle of your life! just because they can and they have media guppies to suck it up and believe whatever they put out. The media wins everytime they use viewers to help destroy whomever they choose to target. Remember the Jackson's a long with other talented families have pave ways paid a lot of dues and contributes to this music industry how dare we sit by and let the music media just toy with their lives because the media wants to eliminate them and they need the viewer media guppies to do it. Shame on U TMZ! U were put it the media to help slay and nail when U call these celebs. unwanted.

819 days ago


These kids should not be with any member of the Jackson family. So called good intensions or not.

Christ, sponge off of Janet. She has a ton of money she also made on her own her own talent. Leave your dead brothers kids and your mom alone.

819 days ago


Go TJ..and fine FINE FINE too. I remember when they were the 3Ts and his uncle MJ had produced their CD. Nice song... I hope he gets the kids...

819 days ago
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