Paris Jackson on Michael Jackson’s Death: ‘It Never Gets Easier’
It’s been nearly three years since the death of Michael Jackson. Now his 14-year-old daughter, Paris, opens up to Oprah Winfrey about growing up with a superstar dad.
In an interview on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” (airing Sunday at 9 p.m. on OWN), Paris — the late King of Pop’s only daughter (with ex-wife Deborah Rowe) — recalls how her dad used to keep her and her two siblings covered up in public because he wanted them to have “a normal childhood.”
“I was really confused, like I didn’t get why I was wearing a mask,” Paris told Oprah. “But I understand it now.”
“He told us that when he was younger, he didn’t really have a childhood,” Paris said. “And he wanted us to have that. … Chuck E. Cheese and Toys ‘R’ Us were our favorite places to go.”
Michael Jackson was 50 when he died on June 25, 2009. Along with his daughter, he is survived by his sons Prince, 15, and Blanket, 10.
Pictured: Paris Jackson in her recent interview with Oprah Winfrey.