Can you believe that today, Feb. 13, Michael Jackson’s son Prince (whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.) turns 18-years-old?
It seems like just yesterday he was the brave-faced tween who stood by his brother and sister at his father’s devastating funeral nearly five-and-a-half years ago.
Proving to be an exceptional young man, the teen celebrated his birthday by writing a sweet message honoring his family, including his late father.
Michael Jackson with his children and friends in 2008. (Photo Credit: Getty)
Yesterday, he shared a picture on Twitter, which read, “Want to thank a few [people] and first is obviously my dad he was and is an incredible human being not only did he give me the gift of [life], he gave me an incredible opportunity to make something of myself.
“Secondly, my cousin/guardian TJ, he has made so many sacrifices to help me along and he’s been there when I needed him and helped shape who I am.
“Finally my grandmother/guardian, she has been through so much and is such a strong woman to have to live so much, she’s an inspiration to keep going no matter what and has been there for us and I love them all.”
Before I turn 18 tomorrow I really pic.twitter.com/amvGYUmV03— Prince Jackson (@princemjjjaxon) February 13, 2015
Before I turn 18 tomorrow I really pic.twitter.com/amvGYUmV03
Aw! There’s no denying he’s a truly special kid man — we hope he’s enjoying his special day!
Happy birthday, Prince!