By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Despite the ongoing feud between the Jackson family, matriarch Katherine and Michael Jackson’s children–Paris, Prince and Blanket–are supporting the larger family’s Unity tour. TMZ shares that Katherine and the kids showed up in Saratoga, NY last night, and drew a small round of applause from the crowd, where Jackson brothers Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine are touring.
A source tells TMZ that Michael’s kids did not appear to be enjoying themselves.
This comes after several days of family in-fighting, especially between the children and the older Jackson siblings. Yesterday, RapFix reported that Katherine and TJ (Tito’s son) may be sharing custody of Paris, Prince and Blanket. According to TMZ, Katherine’s attorney, Perry Sanders, says that Katherine and TJ will file a request for joint guardianship in court early next week. Katherine’s lawyer says the new shared living arrangement “reflected the wishes of [Michael Jackson's] children.”
Katherine lost custody of the children to TJ earlier after a dispute over Michael’s estate and the whereabouts and treatment of Katherine were questioned. A fight broke out at Katherine’s home in Calabasas, California on Monday (July 23) during which multiple family members were involved, including MJ’s famous sister Janet. Police arrived at the scene but no arrests were made.
The older of Michael’s kids, Prince and Paris, have leveraged social media to give the public a glimpse into what’s going on in this heated private battle.