Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr. biography
Born on February 13, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., also known as "Prince," is the first child of pop star Michael Jackson. His biological mother is Debbie Rowe, the former wife of Michael Jackson. Rowe signed over custody of Michael Joseph and his biological sister, Paris Michael Katherine, after Rowe and Michael Jackson divorced in 1999. Michael Joseph, Paris and their youngest sibling, Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II, attend private school in California.
Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., nicknamed "Prince," was born on February 13, 1997, in Los Angeles, California. He is the first child of the late pop singer Michael Jackson. His biological mother is Debbie Rowe, the former wife of Michael Jackson, who signed over custody of Michael Joseph and his biological sister, Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, following her divorce from Michael Jackson in 1999.
Father's Death and Later Years
Michael Joseph's father, Michael Jackson, suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles on June 25, 2009. He died shortly thereafter, at the age of 50. Following his father's death, Michael Joseph, who was 12 years old at the time, came under the legal guardianship of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson. Katherine became the legal guardian of Michael Jackson's other siblings, Paris Michael Katherine and Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson, as well.
Michael Joseph and his siblings largely stayed out of the public spotlight, appearing publicly only a few times since Michael Jackson's death. However, Michael Joseph, Paris Michael Katherine and Blanket did speak to their father's fans in 2009, during his funeral service. They also spoke at the Grammys in January 2010, accepting a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award for their father.
In 2013, Michael Joseph made his first forays into being a media personality. He served as a guest correspondent for the entertainment news program Entertainment Tonight. On the show, Michael Joseph interviewed James Franco, Zach Braff and director Sam Raimi about their film Oz the Great and Powerful. He has expressed an interest in getting more involved in show business, telling Entertainment Tonight that "I'm looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor."
Michael Joseph and his siblings attend private school in California.