Even though the King of Pop died nearly eight years ago, fans still have one big question: Is Paris Jackson the biological daughter of Michael Jackson?
The answer is yes! Contrary to many people's beliefs, the now 18-year-old is the daughter of Michael and his first wife, Debbie Rowe. The pair — who were married from 1996 until 1999 — welcomed Paris in April 1998 and also a son named Prince, now 20, in February 1997. The "Man In the Mirror" singer is also a dad to a 15-year-old son Blanket.
Paris and Michael (insetted). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In a recent interview, Paris opened up about what it was like to be Michael's daughter and admitted he gave her a little more attention because she was his only little girl.
"I wasn't around a lot of other girls. When I was a kid, I was with my dad and my two brothers," Paris shared. "Growing up, I was treated as the favorite because I was the only girl. I was the princess; I was perfect in my dad's eyes."
Paris previously confessed she's "absolutely" convinced Michael was murdered. "[My dad] would drop hints about people being out to get him. And at some point he was like, ‘They’re gonna kill me one day,’" she told Rolling Stone at the time. "It sounds like a total conspiracy theory and it sounds like bulls---t, but all real fans and everybody in the family knows it. It was a setup. It was bulls---t." Michael died in June 2009 from cardiac arrest after being found unconscious in his bed from a prescription drug overdose.
The teen is missing her dad more than ever as the anniversary of his death approaches. "They always say, ‘Time heals,’" she confessed. "But it really doesn’t. You just get used to it. I live life with the mentality of, ‘Ok, I lost the only thing that has ever been important to me.’ So going forward, anything bad that happens can’t be nearly as bad as what happened before. So I can handle it."