Paris Jackson Attends Oscars Parties a Month After Seeking Mental Health Treatment
On Jan. 15, a source close to Jackson confirmed to PEOPLE that Jackson had checked into a treatment facility
Paris Jackson added a bright spot of color to the red carpet on Sunday night, as she attended Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscars afterparty.
A month after Jackson checked into a treatment facility to improve her “emotional health,” the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson shone at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in an elegant peach gown with a scoop neckline, fitted bodice and wrap skirt, draped with a high slit up the leg and a long train.
She accessorized the look with a black clutch, gold shoes, simple earrings and sparkling statement necklace. She also wore a series of bracelets and rings with the sleeveless dress, which showed off her array of tattoos.
Earlier in the evening, Jackson watched the the 91st Academy Awards at the 27th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party (sponsored by IMDb and Neuro Drinks celebrating EJAF) in West Hollywood.
To that event, Jackson wore a dark tulle number with a plunging neckline, full skirt, and red velvet bow tied around her waist. Unlike the Vanity Fair party, to which she wore her brunette locks down, Jackson held her hair up in a loose bun here.
It’s the first time Jackson has been seen publicly since Feb. 10, when she attended a Grammy’s afterparty.
Just weeks earlier, on Jan. 15, a source close to Jackson confirmed to PEOPLE that Jackson had checked into a treatment facility.
“After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health,” the source told PEOPLE.
“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her,” the source added.
A day following PEOPLE’s report, Jackson herself confirmed the news. “Yes I’ve taken a break from work and social media and my phone because it can be too much sometimes, and everyone deserves a break, but I am happy and healthy and feeling better than ever!” she wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie of herself with a dog.
Throughout the years, Jackson has been open about her battle with depression and anxiety.
“I was crazy. I was actually crazy. I was going through a lot of, like teen, angst. And I was also dealing with my depression and my anxiety without any help,” Jackson told the outlet.
“It was just self-hatred,” she said. “Low self-esteem, thinking that I couldn’t do anything right, not thinking I was worthy of living anymore.”
Earlier in February, Jackson told her fans she was in a good place after photos surfaced of her walking hand-in-hand with pal Gabriel Glenn in West Hollywood in late January, the first time she had been spotted out after seeking treatment.
“Please don’t believe what you read,” she shared in a since-deleted tweet on Feb. 2. “Just because I was spotted grabbing coffee in LA after taking a nice long break from the chaotic media for some reason makes ‘journalists’ think they can run wild with my name.”
“I said it before and I’ll say it again,” she added. “I’m the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in a long time.”
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