Who is Paris Jackson?
Born Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson on the 3rd April 1998. in Beverly Hills, California USA, she is a social media star, actress and model as well, but is perhaps best known to the world as the only daughter of the legendary singer Michael Jackson. Although she launched her acting career in recent years, she is still somewhat in the limelight of her father’s extraordinary achievements. Are you prepared to learn more about this rising star, from her early life to most recent career endeavors? Stay tuned for we will reveal to you all there is to know about Paris, even controversies surrounding her, and they are few. Sounds interesting, right?
Paris Jackson Early Life, Parents, Siblings
Paris is the second child born to Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s ex-wife, and has an older brother, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr., and a younger half-brother, Prince Michael Jackson, but the identity of this boy’s mother hasn’t been revealed to the public. Debbie and Michael divorced when Paris was only a year old, as Debbie couldn’t face all the glitz and glamour that surrounded the Jackson family. As a result, she gave away custody of their children to Michael, while also receiving a monetary settlement and a house in Beverly Hills following the divorce.
Sexual Assault and Suicide Attempts
Paris grew up with her siblings at the Neverland Ranch, but none could save her from a sexual assault that happened when she was only 14 years old. Attack by an older man caused Paris a lifelong trauma, and later cyber bullies added oil to the fire, which resulted in three suicide attempts, all before the age of 20. Hopefully, Paris will manage to overcome these problems in the future – she was at a therapeutic school in Utah for two years, before she defeated her depression. She eventually matriculated from Buckley School.
Upon her father’s death, Paris’ life changed for good; from a little girl, she was forced to become a grown up virtually overnight. She started appearing in talk shows, where she would speak about her father, next to her siblings, while she was also present at the 2010 Grammy Awards, where she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award on her father’s behalf. Her career started in the early 2010s, and in 2012 she made it to the Most Beautiful list, compiled by People Magazine.
In a co-joined venture with her siblings and grandmother Katherine, Paris wanted to make a documentary film about her father, entitled “Remembering Michael”. She started a crowd-funding campaign through the website FundAnything, but unfortunately media and fans were against the campaign, partly because of the remaining fortune left by Michael, and the film was never made. She hasn’t revealed any future plans for this project, but hopefully, we could sometime see Michael through the eyes of his only daughter.
A career in Recent Years
After several years away from the public, Paris re-emerged in 2017 by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and the same year she also signed a contract with the modeling agency IMG Models. Furthermore, Paris made her acting debut with the role of Rachel Wells in the TV drama series “Star”, which airs on Fox. Most recently, Paris made her film debut with a minor role in the action comedy film “Gringo” (2018), starring Joel Edgerton, Charlize Theron and David Oyelowo.
— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) August 26, 2018
Paris Jackson Net Worth
From her early years, Paris wanted to become an actress and entertain people as her father did; with the acceptance of her grandmother Katherine, she started to pave her own way in the entertainment industry, but has only made a few appearances on screen, and is now working on a new project, so perhaps Paris is set for great accomplishments in her own rightt. So, do you know how rich this young star is? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Paris Jackson’s net worth is as high as $100 million, the majority of which is an inheritance from her father’s vast fortune.
Paris Jackson Personal Life, Sexuality, Dating
What do you know about Paris that doesn’t consider her career? Not much, right? Well, that is why we are here. Paris is a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and she came out about her sexuality when she was only 14 years old, speaking of herself not as a lesbian or bisexual, but simply saying that she loves people for people, not their gender. She has been seen with quite a few celebrities over the years, including Chester Castellaw, a soccer player, then musician Michael Snoddy, and model Tayler Green. Most recently, she was seen kissing Cara Delevingne, but the two have denied any kind of romantic relationship, saying that they have only a flirty friendship.
Is Michael Jackson Her Biological Father?
In addition to her tough years following the death of Michael Jackson, and battle with depression, Paris faced another problem. Some reports claim that Michael Jackson is not her biological father; Mark Lester, a close friend and godfather of Michael’s children, claimed that he was a sperm donor and that there is a possibility that Paris is his daughter. He asked for a paternity test, but Michael’s former lawyer, Brian Oxman denied the claims and didn’t want to cause any troubles to the Jackson children. Instead, Lester is banned from seeing Paris.
Now, what do you know about Paris’ mother and Michael Jackson’s second wife? Debbie was born on the 6th December 1958, in Spokane, Washington State USA; she was a nurse at a dermatology office where Michael was treated for vitiligo. Michael, at the time, had just divorced Lisa Marie Presley, and was scared that he would never have children. Debbie, his longtime fan, offered to bear his children, and it was in 1996 that the two married and she gave birth to their first child in February 1997. The couple divorced in 1999, and since 2005 she has lived in Palmdale, at a ranch which she bought for $1.3 million. In 2016, Debbie was diagnosed with a breast cancer. Before Michael, Debbie was married to Richard Edelman from 1982 until 1988, and is now in a relationship with a man named Marc Schaffel.
Paris Jackson on Instagram
Over the years, Paris has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Instagram on which she has close to 3.5 million followers, and on which you can see Paris at various locations, with friends and at work as well. She is also active on Twitter, on which she has over 1.3 million fans.
Paris Jackson Tattoos
Paris is known for her many tattoos; she has over 50 on her body, including nine tattoos that are related to her deceased father. Some of her most popular are “Queen of my Heart”, handwritten by her dad, then the Mandarin Chinese word Kǎisèlín and a lotus flower which is in honor of her grandmother, among many others.