It has been almost 3 years since Michael Jackson left us at the age of 50. However, intense interest remains about his life, work, and family--especially his three children. Oprah Winfrey recently visited Jackson's 14-year-old daughter, Paris, for an interview that revealed some details about life with a world-famous parent.
One of the most-discussed Jackson oddities was his habit of covering his children's faces in public. Paris Jackson explained to Winfrey that he was doing it to protect their identity in hopes people wouldn't recognize them when they weren't with their father.
"I was really confused," Paris told Winfrey, confirming that her face was only covered when she was with her dad, not at any other time. "I didn't get why I was wearing a mask, but I understand it now...why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him, we wouldn't be recognized and could have a normal childhood."
When asked if she thought her father really wanted her to have a normal childhood, Paris answered yes.
"He had his doubts," she added. "He told us when he was younger, he didn't really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing, while other kids were out playing."
Paris noted that Jackson let his kids go to normal places in hopes they'd have a regular life. "Chuck E. Cheese and Toys R Us were our favorite places to go," she told Winfrey.
Oprah's Next Chapter featuring the full interview with Paris Jackson will air June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
- Arts & Entertainment
- Oprah Winfrey
- Paris Jackson
- Michael Jackson