The Jackson kids finally have reason to smile. A judge has restored Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, as legal guardian of Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and Blanket, 10, after an eight-day suspension. “It’s clear to me that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff. “It’s clear to me that they love her very much.”
Prince and Paris have both spoken in support of their grandmother, who was suspended for not communicating with the kids for 10 days while at an Arizona spa. Katherine’s absence at the height of a public battle between the kids and Michael’s siblings Janet, Rebbie, Jermaine and Tito, who had signed a legal letter questioning the validity of Michael’s will added even more drama to an already tense family situation. Many feared Katherine wasn't well or that she was being held somewhere against her will. When the 82-year-old matriarch returned from her spa trip safe and sound – claiming that she wasn’t allowed to contact anyone while there — a relieved Paris tweeted, “grandma’s here! #thankyouGod.”
Their cousin TJ Jackson, 34 – who watched them in Katherine’s absence -- has been named as co-guardian.