Paris Jackson is the second child of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. But she is more than just the offspring of one of the most iconic singers in music history; here are 12 things you didn't know about Paris Jackson. What is Paris Jackson up to? Read our latest to find out.
The Paris Jackson biography is already filled with extreme highs and lows. She was only 11 years old when her father, who had sole custody of his three children, passed away. She fell into the wrong crowd at high school and was so depressed that she attempted suicide multiple times. But Paris was able to turn her life around and is on the path to her own success as both a model and actress.
These Paris Jackson stories will make you laugh and cry. Even though she is still a teenager, she has lived a lifetime of emotion. These are not just rumors but facts about Paris Jackson. Learn all about Michael’s only daughter. How does she really think her father died? Is she in touch with her mother? How was she able to turn her life around?
She Already Has More Than 50 Tattoos
While still just a teenager, Paris acquired more than 50 tattoos. Some of them were inked before she came of legal tattoo age, which is 18. Nine of the tattoos are in dedication to her father, who died when she was only 11 years old. She has the cover of Jackson's album Dangerous on her forearm and the Bad logo on her hand. Paris also has tats that pay homage to other rock stars like David Bowie, Prince, and John Lennon.
She Asked To Stop Altering Her Skin Tone In Fan Art
i appreciate everything y’all make for me, i enjoy every single edit i see. but please stop lightening my skin to make me look more white. and please stop darkening my skin to make me look more mixed. i am what i am. i’m aware of what i look like and i finally happy with it..— Paris-Michael K. J. (@ParisJackson) March 7, 2018
Being the daughter of Michael Jackson comes with a pretty intense fan base. Paris Jackson often receives photo edits and art done by fans, and while she appreciates the effort, there is an aspect of some fan art she does not dig: changing her skin tone. Lots of fan art she receives show her with either a lighter complexion, completely whitewashing her, or they make her darker, because people say she "doesn't look mixed enough to be bi-racial."
She Did Not Meet Her Mom Until She Was 13
When Paris was around ten years old, she and her older brother Prince asked their father about their mom. Michael told his children their mom's name, Debbie Rowe. After Michael died, Paris found her mom online and the pair met up when she was 13 years old.
When Paris was in therapeutic school in Utah, she once again connected with her mother. Although her brother Prince says that Paris needed a mother figure during that time, Paris claims that wasn't the case, and she had several mother figures in her life like her grandmother. "...by the time my mom came into my life, it wasn't a 'mommy' thing. It's more of an adult relationship." Paris said she sees a lot of herself in her mother and that they are both very stubborn.
Paris Attempted Suicide Multiple Times
At the age of 15, Paris was depressed and addicted to drugs. She tried to take her own life by ingesting 20 Motrin pills and slashing her wrists. She later explained that she was suffering from low self-esteem and self-hatred with the feeling that she couldn't do anything right. Prior to that, Paris admitted that she attempted suicide multiple times, but the incident in June of 2013 was the only one that became public. Paris told Rolling Stone that the hospital she was taken to had a "three-strike rule." After the last attempt, they were adamant that she attend a residential therapy program.