Katherine Jackson Gives Up Guardianship of Grandson Blanket

by Krystal Franklin

November 1, 2017

Photos by Mark Davis/Getty Images and Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil

87-year-old Katherine Jackson has relinquished her guardianship duties over her youngest grandchild, Blanket (real name Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr.) to Tito Joe “TJ” Jackson, Blanket’s 39-year-old cousin.

ENCINO, CA – OCTOBER 27: T.J. Jackson, Taryll Jackson and Taj Jackson attends Prince Jackson’s Heal LA And TLK Fusion Present The 2nd Annual Costume For A Cause at Jackson Family Home on October 27, 2017 in Encino, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

According to Entertainment Tonight, “Katherine is no longer needed to fulfill the duties that were necessary when joint-guardians were appointed,” the documents state. “Given her own age [87] and the fact that [Blanket] is now 15 years old, Katherine feels that TJ is able to assume all necessary responsibilities of the guardianship for the Minor Child.”

TJ and  Katherine were appointed joint legal guardian of all three of Michael Jackson‘s children, Blanket, Paris and Prince, following the King of Pop’s tragic death.

ENCINO, CA – OCTOBER 27: Paris Jackson (L) and Prince Jackson arrive for Prince Jackson’s Heal LA and TLK Fusion Present The 2nd Annual Costume For A Cause at Jackson Family Home on October 27, 2017 in Encino, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)

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