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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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106.

redbud    

He has Kim's seal of approval? Well then, what's left to do?

Frankly, Having Kim's endorsement is strike one, two AND three in my book. That's reason enough to deny him right there. Personally, all those Jacksons are just scheming for Michael's money. That's pretty interesting considering that money was generated by the same executors they claim are "criminals". Clearly Michael felt they have lived off him long enough - no money should go to them. NONE.

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107.

Zaidi    

"Kim Kardashian stamp of approval"? WTF!

790 days ago
108.

Tami    

TMZ, why do you have to bring KIM into everything ? No one cares about that porn star. I bet she didn't even say anything . Shut up

790 days ago
109.

sweetnspicy    

I wonder if they could do a shared guardianship type of thing. Its somewhat believable that Katherine is having a hard time raising the children, given her age and probably does have health issues. I also feel that the Jackson's are after the money and felt cheated that Michael left them nothing... the only way they can get money is through their mom, therefore, they want their mom to be given Michael's money in a trust fund, instead of his children, so she can create a will that takes care of them when she eventually passes away - otherwise they get nada.

TJ seems legit. It sounds like he has gotten his father, Tito, to rethink what the family was doing - he seems like a strong enough person to protect the kids from the rest of the family. And, I think the kids could use younger "guardians" to watch over them, along with Katherine. Maybe for now they can have Katherine be the ultimate decision maker on things, but allow TJ some room to give guidance and be a larger part of their lives. JMHO

I hope it works out for this family. Lord knows those kids have been through enough and need some stability in their lives. I feel for them and wish them well.

790 days ago
110.

Queen Karma    

No way. Absolutley not. No Jackson family memebers should be guradians of these kids. Debbie Rowe needs to step up...even if she is the non-egg, just gestational surrogate.
TJ? What does he do for a living? Docotr? laywer? School teacher? What? Nada. Oh yeha, he does some minor, no name , things in obscure show business.

790 days ago
111.

Leah    

And stop with kim BS ... they both were in their teens when they dated.... He is 34 yr old married man. Kim should have never weighed in on this because of course stupid people will now associate him with her. And it does matter, the Guardian will get paid, no matter who it is. Randy is crazy and so is Jermaine. Everyone is jockeying for a place to get Kate's money, now and later.

790 days ago
112.

rye    

But he travels so where is the supervision? Where is Diana Ross or Debbe Rowe? Who is next in line per Michael wishes?

790 days ago
113.

liquid kitty    

Sorry, but the stamp of approval from the porn princess should be the kiss of death. That woman is incapable of running her own personal relationships so, hardly a good judge of anyone else's.

790 days ago
114.

TJ    

They feel entitled to his money ,because he was their brother. What on earth did they do with all the millions they earned in their youth?? Obviously ,they squandered it on ostentatious living (Kardashian like )and did not invest wisely. Now they are desperate. They want to keep the control "in the family. "Tried to get all they could from Katherine's portion, but concerned about when she is gone. Need to have a disinterested party in charge, NOT relatives on the take. What a mess!

790 days ago
115.

SpitBall    

The plot sickens.....

If it's good enough for KK, then it's good enough for us all, right Hollywood? And certainly the best thing for the kids, who appear to be far more mature than the nut cases jockeying for their money. Ahhhh the idle rich.

790 days ago
116.

BABS    

OH WOW - WAIT BUT KIM SAYS
TMZ - the world according to Kim K

790 days ago
117.

Tasha    

It's hilarious that they would even include Kim Kardashians commentary knowing that she was born without a moral compass. Who the heck hasn't she dated? If TJ wants to help - come around more but guardianship should remain with Mrs. Jackson the way Michael intended.

790 days ago
118.

Areader    

If TJ Jackson is by all accounts the right family member and he wants to become Michael Jackson's children's guardian for the right reasons, which are to love them and raise them, then he should be the official guardian!

790 days ago
119.

Liz    

what a sad life for these kids(money will make it easier), but Imagine, knowing that who they called dad was not their real dad (I am sure they have their doubts)a guy who made them cover their faces and hide their identities, a loner who paid other people to conceive these children, so basically bought them, then he dies tragically and leave them with their "grandmother" who is brainwashed in that cult of Jehova Witnesses and due to her age can't really care for them neither, now have to deal with all these buch of parasites trying to get a piece of the pie, tragedy all the way around....sad

790 days ago
120.

margie    

Is there anyone on Earth that K Kardashian has NOT dated, God what a disgusting pig. PLEASE STOP GIVING HER PRESS TIME

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