Even in death, Michael Jackson is still a major presence in his children’s lives.
“They are around their father 24 hours a day,” Michael’s brother, Jackie Jackson, told PEOPLE recently. “They have pictures in the bedroom. They talk about him all the time. They ask me stories about him. They want to know more about him.”
The pop star’s three kids – Prince, Paris and Prince Michael, aka Blanket – are “doing really well,” Jackie said, adding that they are interested in getting into the entertainment business. Prince wants to be a director, while Paris wants to be an actress.
“I told the kids, ‘You better get busy because when we were your age we were selling out concerts,’ ” Jackie joked, referring to the famed Jackson 5 era.
The children have embraced that era of their father’s life, with Prince even donning a Jackson 5 shirt to a recent Los Angeles Lakers game he attended with Jackie. The black shirt is a part of the J5 collection that Jackson s brothers launched.
“We had thousands of photos that had never really been seen and we wanted to make use of them,” Jackie said at the MAGIC fashion convention in Las Vegas.
The clothing line, in its second season, uses images of the famed band and puts them on t-shirts, tank tops and jackets. Michael’s children especially love the shirts, said Jackie.
“They like to see us as little kids,” he said. “We were the same age they are and we were doing our thing.”