Friends Say Blanket Jackson Is Basically Raising Himself!
Michael Jackson’s youngest son is basically raising himself these days. Blanket Jackson, who is now known as Bigi to his friends and family, seems to have slipped through the system and is living pretty much alone and unsupervised.
His older sister Paris, expressed concerned recently saying her 15-year-old brother is living largely alone in a mansion without a guardian.
“If you want to find Bigi, all you have to do is look around the house, find an empty room or an unoccupied corner and there you will find him, off on his own,” said an employee of the Jackson family. “This poor kid, he fends for himself. There’s no one to make sure he’s even eating right. If you call a bowl of cereal or a Snickers bar a meal, then I guess he’s OK.”
Blanket’s legal co-guardian is his grandmother Katherine Jackson, but she hasn’t seen the teenager in more than three months.
“Katherine went to London to be with Janet [a new mother who’s going through a divorce] and she’s been dealing with her own issues, plus she’s 86 years old and when she’s there it’s simply in name only,” the source said.
Friends say Blanket’s day usually consists of classes at his private Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, where he’s in the ninth grade. That’s followed by two hours of martial-arts practice followed by hours of video games such as “Assassin’s Creed,” “Dragon Quest Heroes,” and “Lego Worlds.”
Both of his older siblings have moved out of the 7-bedroom, 11-bath, $10.5 million home in Calabasas. Paris, 19, lives alone at the family’s Hayvenhurst estate in Encino, about 8 km away from Bigi and a staff that includes a part-time chef, three housekeepers, and a five-person security team who rotate shifts.
While Paris is kept busy with her modelling and acting career, older brother Prince, 20, spends most of his time on campus at Loyola Marymount University in west Los Angeles and is busy running his “King’s Son Productions” company.
“His sister is pursuing her career, his brother is pursuing his education and his career and Bigi is the forgotten one,” the source said.
Paris recently checked in with her little brother and managed to have dinner with him and a few friends and cousins at his Calabasas house. Prince was not there, nor were any of Blanket’s uncles.
Blanket hasn’t been checked on by any family members for a very long time and sources say there’s no one helping him with homework or providing other parental duties.
Blanket’s other co-guardian,is T.J Jackson who lives about 40 minutes away and takes turns with his wife, Frances, to look in on the teen.
“One of the things that they should count their blessings on is that this is a smart child who does well in school,” the source said.
“He has to get security or someone else to go out and pick up some items that he needs for school projects. This kid is raising himself,” the source continued.
It’s frightening to think that a young child can just be left to his own devices without any adult supervision. Especially coming from such a high profile family and one that has so many family members. Let’s hope Paris and Prince continue to check in on their little brother on a more regular basis.
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