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TJ Jackson

Officially Co-Guardian

Of Michael Jackson's Kids

8/22/2012 11:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

TJ Jackson
is now PERMANENTLY sharing guardianship of Michael Jackson's children with their grandmother Katherine Jackson, an L.A. judge just ruled.

As we previously reported, TJ was awarded temporary co-guardianship of Prince, Paris, and Blanket along with Katherine ... but that was made permanent today.

TJ has received enormous support from the Jackson family to take a guardianship role, including from Katherine herself ... as well as MJ's kids. TJ has been a father figure to the children for years.

The judge told TJ in court to be mindful of the giant rift currently tearing apart the Jackson family -- and asked TJ to make sure the children aren't negatively affected.

As co-guardian, TJ will assume many of the day-to-day tasks involved in taking care of the children -- including management of household personnel and security.



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Best of luck to TJ. I hope he does a wonderful job protecting both the children and Katherine!

790 days ago


GOOD!!!! I realize that Katherine was following the request of her late son by taking total guardianship of the kids and she is in her 70's, but it was a little bit much for her to handle all by herself.
She needs someone to have her back.

790 days ago


I'm glad to see that somebody that is younger and more in step has charge of the MJ kids.That is exactly what they need. I hope all of MJ's kids survive their family issues. In any case, they only have a couple of more years to go until they can legally manage their inheritance, (if there IS any...).

790 days ago


The oldest boy reminds me alot of of Corey Feldman. As he gets older, he really is starting to resemble him more. Don't know about Paris, and the younger one does look somewhat liake Micheal, but who knows.

790 days ago


when the kids turn adults, i wonder how they will answer the question about their father being a pedophile


I can't imagine Paris will be "adult" about it, based on her recent tweet where she pointed out that it was a lie that her father was a drug addict, but not mentioning the pedophile story and point it out a lie. She will just pretend she has never heard about it. Like she has DR on her twitter page as her mother. Yet like a mother is some one who gave birth right!

As for the boys, expert studies show that victims of sexual abuse may never tell anybody at all. So it may be tightly sealed on their lips!

790 days ago


Lots of ignorant posts on this board, especially considering the majority of them are not coming from the regular TMZ trolls.

Where does it say that TJ is benefiting financially from becoming co-guardian? TJ was very close to Michael and I'm sure Michael would approve of TJ's assitance to his Mother in raising his 3 children.


Don't mean to pick bone with you but if you know well enough that who are the regular trolls then you also must be trolling enough to know. So they say, it takes one to know one.

Were TJJ and MJ close enough that MJ invited him to share a bed with??? Didn't MJ secluded himself from all Jackson's and they tried to do multiple interventions without success???


What I get from the comments of this story is that the rabids seem to be getting more and more illiterate, guess most educated rabids all have had their awakening after the Sandusky review!

And what's new about the horse woman's comment on her return??? Wasn't it the sameol smaeol??? I bet she had never left but just lurked around like you!!!

Lurkers are evil nerds!!!

790 days ago


There goes sweet Paris. The children will lose innocence

790 days ago


OMG, someone take these children away from this complete disfunction of a family.

790 days ago


I would change the names of all the kids and keep them away from anyone named Jackson. They will be old enough soon, and they will walk away with all that money. Good bye Jacksons.

790 days ago


Thought the kids needed a pimp instead of a granny.poor innocent kids.

790 days ago


He looks like the young guy in the recent photo with his hands tight around her waiste like a lover sad. He was dating kardashian at 15 was he not????

790 days ago

chicky baby    

She wanted this to happen. Katherine Jackson is an elderly woman who really doesn't need full custody of 3 children. She did it because she is their grandma, but it was alot for her. I'm sure TJ has given her some welcome relief.

790 days ago


I adore that beaitiful little girl in case you can't tell. I've liked paris since she was a baby on the news riding on her tricycle. you looked like a graceful little angel, so blessed. Now look what they are doing to her. She's sincere, serious and strong. She isn't flaky enough to be in the entertianment business. My heart goes out to her

790 days ago


He didn't waiste any time siding with the snakes to control jacksons estate and gaining possession of paris like she's a new car

790 days ago


Janet lost baby at age 15

790 days ago
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