Paris Jackson is such a great big sis!
The 21-year-old celebrated the birthday of her baby brother Blanket on Friday with the most adorable throwback pics — and heartfelt caption.
Taking to her Instagram, she shared a number of photos showing just how much Prince Michael Jackson II — who prefers the nickname Bigi to Blanket these days — had grown. She wrote:
“my little brother is a legal adult today. what the f**k. i used to change his diapers. this is such a trip..”
She then kindly added:
“proud of the handsome, intelligent, insightful, funny, and kind young man he has become.”
Awwww! She finished:
“he likes privacy so that’s all i gotta say. hbd lil bro♥️”
As his sis stated, Bigi turns 18 years old today, and we are as floored by that fact as Paris is!
We still remember this tiny little guy standing next to his famous father, or later between his much bigger brother and sister…
Blanket Jackson and his big bro and sis at the Michael Jackson Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony back in January 2012. / (c) FayesVision/WENN
While Paris and Prince have both become something of celebrities in their own right, Bigi is most well-known, ironically, his extreme privacy — well, extreme for someone from such a famous dynasty anyway, maybe downright normal for everyone else! The trait is almost inherited; ever since his birth he has been a mystery, with Michael never revealing the boy’s biological mother, saying only that he used a surrogate.
As a child, his first brush with fame was when his father infamously dangled him over a balcony as an infant, seemingly as a joke for the reporters taking photos. That moment not only changed the way many saw the King of Pop forever, it may also have inadvertently defined how Blanket (which Michael said he used as term meaning “a blessing”) would go on to live his entire young life.
Blanket was just 9 years old when his father passed away. Since then he has mostly been in the care of his grandmother, Katherine Jackson. He was enrolled in private school, and we barely heard from him. Then we got a look at the most private Jackson a few years later, and to us it was like he sprouted overnight!
Now he’s a full grown man who dwarfs both of his older siblings!
Blanket — sorry, Bigi — supporting his brother at his graduation from Loyola Marymount University in May 2019. / (c) Prince Jackson/Instagram
And now he’s 18 years old. Wow.
[Image via Paris Jackson/Instagram.]