Blanket Jackson changes his name from Blanket to Bigi, Paris Jackson is getting her family’s approval to marry her boyfriend Chester Castellaw, and Prince Jackson just graduated from the Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California. June 2015 has been an exciting month for Michael Jackson’s three children – nearly six years after their father’s death on June 25, 2009.
As reported by InTouch on June 18, since Michael Jackson’s death due to a fatal combination of the surgical anesthetic propofol and other sedatives, his three children have tried to maintain a low profile all the while having to fight their own demons.
Michael Jackson’s oldest son, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (named after his father Michael Joseph Jackson but commonly known as Prince), was 12 years old at the time of his father’s death. During his family’s wrongful death trial against AEG, Prince had to testify about his personal life and details about his father’s life and how he had raised his three children. Earlier this month, Prince graduated successfully from high school and is planning on attending Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Paris Jackson, who is now 17 and who was born a year after Prince, spent a month in a hospital and more weeks in a residential treatment center following a June 2013 suicide attempt. Like Prince, Paris has left her challenging past behind and was seen at her older brother’s graduation along with younger brother Blanket, proud aunt La Toya, and other relatives.
Paris also attended the June 12 graduation of her 18-year-old boyfriend Chester Casellaw in Los Angeles. Chester’s family members are very fond of Paris and have welcomed her with open arms. Equally smitten about Chester are the family members of Paris who believe that Castellaw has been key in helping Paris rebound. “It’s the happiest she’s been in a long time,” commented one Jackson family source.
“Jermaine thinks they are a perfect match and fully approves of a wedding,” the source says. “TJ actually spends a lot of time with Paris and Chester because he is often out with them and the family’s security team, and he’s told them he doesn’t think Paris is moving too fast. Janet’s also given her stamp of approval.”
News of Blanket Jackson changing his name to Bigi because he was bullied have overshadowed the positive news about Prince and Paris. Apparently there is concern in the Jackson clan that Blanket is not too thrilled about Paris and Chester getting married. Blanket Jackson “already feels like he gets no attention,” the source says. “Now everyone is excited about Paris’ love affair, and it’s making him feel even more neglected.”