Blanket Jackson Makes Rare Appearance in Family Christmas Photo
Michael Jackson's three kids — Paris Jackson, 19, Blanket Jackson, 15, and Prince Jackson, 20 — came together on Monday to celebrate Christmas
The siblings posed alongside family friend Omer Bhatti in a rare family photo shared to Paris’ Instagram account for the holidays. “Happy christmas from ours to yours,” the model and actress wrote in the caption, adding the hashtag “#brahdas.”
Blanket, who now goes by B.G. or Bigi, has been seen in public or in photographs just a handful of times since his late father’s funeral in 2009.
A photo of him was last shared by grandfather Joe Jackson in November, weeks after news broke that grandmother Katherine Jackson — who has served as B.G.’s legal guardian alongside his cousin T.J. — was reportedly in the process of dissolving her custodianship. According to documents obtained by TMZ, Katherine, 87, cites her advancing age as well as B.G.’s entry into adolescence as factors in her decision. T.J. will reportedly remain his sole guardian until B.G.’s 18th birthday.
Though he stays away from the limelight, Michael’s youngest child remains close to Paris and Prince.
In an interview with the Today show in late October, Prince gushed about their bond. “Me and my siblings get along really well — especially my sister,” Prince told Today‘s Natalie Morales. “She’s grown so much and she’s been able to really step up. I don’t really see myself as her older brother. We’re equal partners when it comes down to it. B.G. is just so mature for his age. It’s a pretty strong bond.”
The three collaborated over Halloween to design mazes and a haunted house for the second annual Costume for a Cause event. “It’s something that’s bred into us, to really give back to the community,’ Prince explained. “My dad always taught me to lead by example, so I hope I can set a good example that you can have fun by helping other people and you can make a change just by doing that.”
“I think he would definitely be proud of the type of work that we’re doing and giving back to the community,” added Prince, who started his own charitable foundation dedicated to helping foster children who have aged out of the system called Heal Los Angeles.
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Bhatti, meanwhile, may not be a Jackson by blood but he’s very much part of the family. On Dec. 22, Paris explained why she refers to him as one of her brothers on Twitter, writing, “Why is everyone losing their f—ing minds over this? Do you guys seriously not remember the fact that not only have I known him since birth, we have literally called him our brother many many many many times.”