There may finally be an end to the Jackson family drama as a judge reinstated Katherine Jackson as the guardian of Michael Jackson’s three children today.
Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff said during a hearing that an investigator who looks into the children’s care found that the late pop legend’s 82-year-old mother was an excellent guardian and the best option the children had. He said the children love her very much.
This arrangement means their cousin will also be kept as a temporary guardian.
“I think the kids are in terrific hands,” the judge said.
“It appears from the report Katherine Jackson has done a wonderful job and cares about the children very much.”
The judge stressed the fact that the children, Prince, 15, Paris, 14 and Blanket, 10, also have a close relationship with their 34-year-old cousin TJ Jackson, who was named co-guardian after their father’s death.
The shared guardianship will relieve Mrs Jackson of pressure as she was previously named as the children’s sole guardian in MJ’s will.
TJ was appointed the position of temporary guardian in a court hearing last week after a bizarre incident when Mrs Jackson was reported kidnapped, but later turned up at a spa in Arizona with family members.
Jermaine Jackson wrote a public letter yesterday which said that mistakes had been made and irratoinal things said on both sides of the family in the last week but they were to move on and forget about it.
“It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing.”
He wrote that the family were still raw after Michael’s death and his mother had endured incredible stress and pressures since then.