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TJ Jackson

The Perfect Guardian

For Michael Jackson's Kids

7/25/2012 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A judge just appointed TJ the temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's three kids and suspended Katherine Jackson's guardianship.

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There's a reason TJ Jackson had a lawyer prepare legal papers to make him the temporary guardian of Michael Jackson's kids -- he has already partially assumed that role ... and he even has the Kim Kardashian stamp of approval.

TMZ broke the story ... TJ became alarmed when Katherine Jackson -- the current legal guardian -- disappeared for more than a week. 

Jackson sources tell us ... TJ -- the 34-year-old married son of Tito -- has had a strong connection to Paris, Prince and Blanket for years, but was especially comforting after MJ died.

One example ... at the Michael Jackson tribute show in Wales, Katherine was by herself in a private area, far from the kids.  TJ was in full dad mode, helping Blanket tie his shoes, helping Prince tie his tie.  He made sure the kids were fed during the concert, which lasted for hours.

Kim Kardashian, who dated TJ for 4 years, tells friends, of all the Jacksons ... TJ was the closest to Michael and his kids.  She says TJ had a "father-like" relationship with Michael's kids, adding, "He's a very honest and trustworthy person and everyone knows he'll do the right thing."

Paris, Prince and Blanket adore TJ and are behind the temp guardianship move, and that's something that will weigh heavily with the probate judge.
 
We're told TJ is in wait mode -- to see what happens with Katherine.  But the papers are drafted and he's ready to make his move in court.

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61.

Luz    

TJ's stepping in is very questionable, he being the son of Tito, who signed the petition letter challenging the executors of the MJ Estate and all of the sudden stepping out of the petition! Let's see where all that money is going to wind up!

787 days ago
62.

MK    

Why does Kim K's name always has to come up? As Joan Rivers said, I hope it works out with Kanye, aka "Captain Sav-A-Hoe" because she is quickly running out of black guys to date!

787 days ago
63.

melody    

I'm now begining to wonder if this is part of a KarTrashian reality show

787 days ago
64.

hollis    

What a screwed up bunch of freaks. Now, you bring in an even bigger freak, kardashian. Give these white kids to white people away from dummywood. It's their only chance for a normal life. Come to think about it, it's probably already too late.

787 days ago
65.

suuzie    

Doesn't the will state Diana Ross should be assuming that role. Michael wanted his mother or Diana Ross to take care of his children.

787 days ago
66.

TJ    

I can't believe all those adults are scheming to STEAL MJ's money away from his kids. SHAMEFUL. And especially SHAME ON YOU, Janet! I always thought you were above your deadbeat brothers. Guess not.

787 days ago
67.

R    

They are all after MJ's children's money. I don't believe any one of them can be trusted. And where the hell is Katherine? I really did think she had a backbone. She has not shown her face since this latest fiasco started. And law officials or some social agency can't demand to see her to ascertain if she actually is not being kept against her will? What is going on here? The NY Daily News has a story today that is very disconcerting. Seems Janet Jackson might be showing her fangs too in this.

787 days ago
68.

melody    

I'm convinced this is staged for KarTrashians Reality Show

787 days ago
69.

IceGypsy    

Shouldn't Diana Ross be stepping in if Karthrine can't manage things?

787 days ago
70.

John    

TITO JACKSON'S SON is very handsome, Lord knows. BUT, I THINK DIANA ROSS should become guardian since that is what MICHAEL JACKSON stated in his LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. I believe TJ (Tito's son) will allow his family, mainly his father, to s*ck him DRY. The home would remain THE JACKSON HOTEL, I feel, if TJ is given the guardian role. Perhaps he should just have frequent visitation or even a "nanny" type position, but not guardianship.

787 days ago
71.

cristy    

Good For they !!!

787 days ago
72.

Trudii    

Whats going on is definitely weird. But I believe Janet is still looking out for the best for the kids. I believe she only tried to do good when she tried get phone from Paris. Honestly, have your parent done that to you. It doesn't mean Janet's on board with rest of the family. I'm behind Janet on that.

787 days ago
73.

Northerngirl41    

Well, since Kim K gave her seal of approval why the heck not!

787 days ago
74.

Meg    

OH MY GOD WHY DOES EVERYONE KEEP BRINGING UP DIANA ROSS?!?! It's clear she either doesn't want the kids or is in no place to take the kids, otherwise she would've come forward! She is keeping herself out of this mess... she is not obligated to take the kids just because he says she should in the will! It's not like you people are smarter than the lawyers and/or executors- they know Diana Ross was named, but I'm sure they also know she doesn't want them OR can't take them. So get over the Diana Ross idea!!!!

787 days ago
75.

mj fan forever    

Michael Jackson appointed Diana Ross as the guardian of his children if Katherine dies or is not able to do it, not him. Diana Ross said from the beginning she would have raised Michael's children if it is what Michael wanted and continued to say it. She will be appointed as their guardian if Katherine is removed, according to Michael Jackson's will, always valid.

787 days ago
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