While many have other opinions on who her biological dad is, the answer is yes, Michael is Paris’ real father. The deceased singer welcomed his only daughter with his second wife, Debbie Rowe, in April 1998. The pair were married from 1996 until 1999, and also welcomed 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 named Blanket. He was additionally hitched to Lisa Marie Presley from 1994 until 1996.
To remember her late dad, Paris recently got a tattoo tributing him. The 19-year-old got “Applehead” inked across her left foot, which was the nickname her late father used for her. “With every step I take, you lift my foot and guide me forward. Love you,” she captioned an Instagram picture of her newest body art.
Paris recently opened up about what it was like for her to experience her father’s death eight years after his passing. While doing so, she candidly revealed 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. In the video below, Paris paid tribute to her late dad on the anniversary of his death.
The teen is still hoping justice is one day served. “It’s a chess game,” Paris added. “And I am trying to play the chess game the right way. And that’s all I can say about that right now.”
Paris additionally confessed she’s still not handling the tragic loss very well. As a coping mechanism, Paris has gotten other tattoos to pay tribute to her late dad, who she sadly had to say goodbye to at age 11.
“They always say, ‘Time heals,’” she shared. “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.”