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Michael Jackson's kids are all grown up. Here's what each one is up to now. 

Michael Jackson left behind three young children when he died from an accidental medication overdose in June 2009.

Then aged 12, 11 and seven years old, Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson bravely fronted the world at the public memorial service for their late father.

That was almost a decade ago and since then Michael Jackson’s kids have aged and matured. So what’s each one up to now?

Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson, Junior

Michael Jackson and his wife Debbie Rowe introduced their first child as Prince Michael to the world in February 1997.

The now-21-year-old still goes by the nickname Prince publicly and on social media, where he rarely goes more than a few days between dropping an Instagram post or tweet.

 

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As a teen, he dabbled in acting and TV presenting, working as a guest correspondent for Entertainment Tonight in 2013 and since then has worked on entertainment shows and red carpet events here and there. He also had a one-off role in the reboot of 90210 in 2013. He also started a video production company in 2016.

Now, though the young man seems to be focussing on his hobby of motorcycle riding and his charity, Heal LA.

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“We focus on child hunger, child abuse and homelessness in the Los Angeles area,”Prince told UK breakfast show This Morning in MKarch 2018.

“We really structured it off of Heal the World but on a smaller scale to lead by example to say you don’t have to be a popstar or be very famous to make a difference. You can make a difference by going out and doing these things by yourself or with a group of friends in your own city.”

Paris Jackson

 

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Most people can remember Paris Jackson tearfully telling the world what a great daddy she had at her father’s funeral in July 2009 just a few weeks after his death on 25 June.

But we were reintroduced to Paris – born Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson on 3 April 1998 – as the animal activist and free-spirit she is now in 2017 when she began giving media interviews. First to Rolling Stone magazine, and later Vogue, setting herself up as a new fashion icon and “it” girl.

There were a few hiccups, like her refusal to wear the designated dress to the Melbourne Cup in 2017 and then later, a bizarre stunt at a Paris Fashion Week runway show in May last year.

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But the now 20-year-old still managed to leverage her modelling and appearance gigs into a role in 2018’s Gringo. It was only a small role, but critics generally gave her a pass and we should expect to see more roles for the young actress. She’s also has a band, The Sound Flowers.

In addition to building her modelling, music and acting career, Paris is also building up a collection of tattoos, adding to it this month with four Led Zeppelin-themed tats.

She, like her brother, is also interested in charitable causes, in 2017 making a trip to Malawi and South Africa supporting the Elizabeth Taylor Aids Foundation.

Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II

Blanket, as he was introduced to the world, was born to an unknown surrogate mother and Michael Jackson in February 2002.

Shortly after his birth, his father made headlines worldwide for dangling him over a Berlin hotel balcony, seemingly to show him off to reporters and photographers below.

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Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Michael Jackson attend the Los Angeles opening of 'Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour' at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Blanket with his siblings in 2012. Image: Getty

He was just seven years old when his father died of an unintended drug overdose in 2009 and has since been raised by his grandmother Katherine Jackson.

In 2015 the now-16-year-old changed his name to Bigi Jackson, and has kept a low-profile throughout his childhood. He only rarely makes public appearances at events such as those to honour his late father.

In December 2017, his older sister Paris posted a photo of the siblings with a friend to Instagram.

 

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What surprised you most about what the Jackson kids have been up to?

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