For most of their lives, Michael Jackson's children — Prince Jackson, 21, Paris Jackson, 19, and Blanket "Bigi" Jackson, 15 — have stayed out of the spotlight. It's only been in the last year or so that the late singer's older kids have been coming into their own in the public eye, with Paris setting the fashion industry on fire and Prince starting a charity and a media empire. In honour of the latter's 21st birthday on Feb. 13, Paris shared private home video footage featuring the two as children on Instagram, and it's pretty cute.
"My dearest brother. I could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn't amount to how much I adore you. I've always looked up to you, and to this day you're still the greatest role model I could ever hope for," Paris captioned the video, which features her and her older brother giggling and dancing to music. "I miss playing hot wheels and my little pony with you, I miss fighting like pirates and trying to cast spells with our Harry Potter wands."
The three siblings were home-schooled until 2009, and Blanket is still under the co-guardianship of his uncle TJ Jackson and his grandmother, Katherine Jackson. Despite the ups and downs of their unconventional childhood and famous father, they've remained intensely close, as Paris's lengthy, sweet caption dedicated to Prince proves. Read it in full below!
"it's not your birthday for another half hour but i flew to the east coast today so technically i'm already two and a half hours late! so i'm posting this now.
my dearest brother. i could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn't amount to how much i adore you. i've always looked up to you, and to this day you're still the greatest role model i could ever hope for. i miss these days where we could wrestle and i'd still have a chance at winning, though. i miss playing hot wheels and my little pony with you, i miss fighting like pirates and trying to cast spells with our harry potter wands. i miss the saturdays where we would sleep in and eat porridge and OJ and watch gargoyles and transformers (and sometimes cartoons in arabic?), and staying up late listening to you tell us wild bed time stories that always had a crazy twist at the end.
you've always been my best friend in the whole wide universe and i'm so lucky to have you in my life. i couldn't have wished for our friendship to turn out any better. we may not have our water guns and crash bandicoot, but we have so much more. you're the most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person i know. and it makes ma soul happy to know dat i can always count on you, and no matter where we are in the world and in life, my home is with you and the little guy. i love you so much, gooko. i'm so proud of you. happy birthday."