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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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Michael gave millions to charity and apparently what he WANTED to give to his siblings when he was alive. IF he wanted to give them any more he certainly would have done so then not AFTER he died. They are COWARDS.

823 days ago


They said Michael Jackson was broke when he died. WTF?

Also, Janet Jackson has turned into quite the pig hasn't she? Don't have enough bags of cash at home Janet?

823 days ago


I doubt this particular story is true. This smacks of Harvey making stuff up for hits.

823 days ago


MJ's kids don't stand a chance. I cannot imagine how screwed up they will be. What a sick family. So sad....

823 days ago

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

MJ knew his family was screwed up, yet he brought these kids into it anyway.

823 days ago


Michael is turning over in his grave screeming right now. This is exactly what he was keeping those kids from. Those poor children. I hope they do not get one penney from the estate and seems like Katherine is letting herself be brainwashed.

823 days ago

Throwback kid    

All we need now is his old high school girlfriend Kim Kardashian to get back in the picture and this whole situation would be a train wreck made in reality show heaven

823 days ago


Why "TWEET" and make it public? CHEESEBALL.

823 days ago


As soon as Katherine's guardianship is taken away from her, she and the children will be less vulnerable to these kidnapper children of hers. Praying for Katherine and the children.

823 days ago


I just think if it's a Jackson in the guardianship, it's going to continue to be complicated. Even though this guy seems to genuinely care about the children. But we are dealing with desperate people here--kidnappers of their own mother--whoever the guardian is, they need to be protected, as well. I pray Randy, Janet, Jermaine and any other siblings involved in this kidnapping are soon in prison. And I want to know why Janet has been asking where the children's passports are.

823 days ago


I heard that Janet was demanding the kids passports. I think they are trying to send the kids away to boarding schools out of the country so that they won't be around and able to speak freely.

823 days ago


Is anyone really sure Katherine is OK. I mean what are they covering up and why? I hope someone speaks to this woman soon . If Katherine is allowing this to happen and going along with it then the children now need to be taken away from Katherine and placed with someone else. This is a cruel thing to do to any child.

823 days ago


After seeing the "happy Uno" picture I am afraid that Katherine has a "Weekend at Bernie's" thing going on.

823 days ago


One of the siblings said they've been planning this for 3 years.

TJ's role must be the "Good" relative

823 days ago


Would a judge really let TJ be a guardian when his father signed the letter and thereby sides with the siblings who kidnapped Katherine??

Pls let someone not related to the Jacksons be the guardian, get them away from the family!!

823 days ago
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