How do you deal with a reality where you grew up as the daughter of the most famous musician to ever live and the identity of your biological father is a subject of controversy? 99.9% of people in the world will never have to deal with that problem but that is the reality of Paris Jackson, the believed daughter of Michael Jackson. Paris may have been born to fame and wealth but that hasn’t protected her from pain and anguish. She lost her father when she was just eleven and she’s had three suicide attempts as a result of a sexual assault committed against her when she was 14. Who is Paris Jackson and what is the story behind her real father? Read on to find out the facts we know.
Who Is Paris Jackson?
Born and named Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson on the 3rd of April 1998, Paris Jackson is an American model, actress, and singer. She was born to Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, as the only daughter of Michael and the last child of Debbie Rowe.
Her parents’ relationship did not last after they got married in 1996. The couple got divorced shortly after the birth of Paris and Michael was awarded full custody of the children. As the child of a pop star, Paris was raised with her identity protected with as little public appearances as possible. Even at times when she was out, Michael Jackson often made her and the other kids wear masks. Her identity was unknown until she appeared at her father’s funeral.
She attended a private school, Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California and played flag football, softball, and did some cheerleading. Her first suicide attempt also happened while she was in school after which she was rushed to the hospital. The attempt was the first of three and the last attempt prompted her legal guardian, her grandmother, Katherine Jackson to place her in a therapeutic school in Utah.
It is a move that Paris has since credited as saving her life and helping her get over depression. She started to make public appearances as herself after her recuperation and sought to become an actress. Her first movie credit came in 2018 with the movie Gringo where she played Nelly.
Paris is also a model signed to IMG Models. Other than her father’s wealth, she’s also inherited her father’s love for music and is a singer for The Soundflowers. The band which was formed with Gabriel Glenn performed their first song on June 23, 2018. Paris sings in the band while also playing the ukulele. Her stage name is PK Dragonfly.
Paris’ sexuality was a subject of controversy when rumor swirled about her being bisexual. She later came out to confirm the rumors, stating that although she is bisexual by the definition of the word, she’s not a fan of labels. She’s been in two relationships, both with men. She dated Chester Castellaw in 2015 and Michael Snoddy in 2016. Both relationships barely lasted a year.
Who Is The Biological Father Of Paris Jackson – Theories, Facts & Rumors
Michael Jackson’s personal life was pretty much always in the news for one reason or the other and it appears it is a trait that has been transferred to his only daughter. Outside of her suicide attempts and sexuality, the identity of her biological father has also been a subject of controversy.
It all started when a British actor named Mark Lester came out and declared that he was the sperm donor for Paris Jackson’s conception. The rumor found legs because, Debbie Rowe, before she and Michael got married, had been an egg donor and was artificially inseminated. Lester offered to take a paternity test but was denied by Michael’s lawyer.
The rumor has spawned several conspiracies on the internet, with some going as wild as suggesting she’s an Illuminati clone. There are theories that have also suggested that Debbie Rowe isn’t really her mother. The theories may have been borne out of Rowe’s lack of presence in Paris Jackson’s life but that is simply due to her giving up custody after her divorce from Michael.
While there isn’t yet an official scientific proof of who Paris Jackson’s father really is, she was raised by Michael and the two shared a bond that clearly still lives with Paris till this day and in response to the rumors, Paris strongly considers Michael her father. The 20-year old actress has proven this with a body covered in multiple tattoos of her father.