Jacko's Kids 'Have No Friends'

'It's the only life they know,' says grandma
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 21, 2010 4:46 AM CDT
Janet, Paris, sPrince Michael Jackson II, and LaToya Jackson comfort one another during the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)
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(Newser) – Michael Jackson's poor little über wealthy kids have no friends, their grandmother laments a year after her famous son's death. "They don't have any friends. They don't go to school, they have private lessons at home," she tells the Daily Mirror. "To them, it's normal, it's the life they have known. They have a certain time to go to bed, then they get up and get dressed for lessons. They practice karate and swim, which they love." Paris, 12, has turned her bedroom into a shrine to her pop, says Katherine Jackson, 80.

Sons Prince, 13, and 11-year-old Blanket talk about making their dad proud and love to listen to his hits. "Each one of them is like Michael in a certain way," says Grandma. "It has been a daily battle to cope with our huge loss." The trio's friendless lot is mitigated by adoring relatives, and will hopefully improve in the fall when they'll attend school for the first time, says Katherine.

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