Inside Paris Jackson's Weird World

Though she led a restricted life, she loved her dad
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2009 1:06 PM CDT
In this Nov. 21, 2002 file photo, Michael Jackson holds his daughter Paris Katherine as he stands in the window of his suite in the Adlon hotel in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, File)
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(Newser) – Paris Jackson captivated the world with her tribute at Michael Jackson’s memorial Tuesday, but her own life is as weird as it is enchanting. The Mirror takes a look at Jackson’s middle child, starting from the moment he “snatched her and just went home with all the placenta and everything all over her,” as Jackson once said, a girl who wore a maroon uniform but never went to school, shared a room with her brothers, and went on private shopping sprees at 2am, adds the New York Post.

Paris and her brothers dealt with Jackson's range of neuroses, but Jackson was a doting father who asked the Pope to christen Paris (the Vatican declined). A magician who once met them calls Paris “talkative, chirping around the house,” and Jackson’s friend says the children cried if Michael left for even a short time, even if he was just walking into another room: "He was father, mother, and friend to them."