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Why Macaulay Culkin Won’t Talk About His Relationship To Goddaughter Paris Jackson

Macaulay Culkin in the Home Alone short reunion

While many kids grow up wanting to be rich and famous, there are certainly downsides to that level of success. Both privacy and safety seem to be of the utmost concern for celebs, as both fans and reporters can sometimes be a bit overzealous. Many celebs want to keep their private lives just that, and can sometimes get a bit tiffed when being pressed with questions. That's exactly what happened recently with actor Macaulay Culkin, when he appeared on the acclaimed podcast WTF with Marc Maron. When Maron asked Culkin about his relationship with goddaughter Paris Jackson, he shut the conversation down.

I'm going to warn you now, I am very protective of her so just look out. I am a very open book when it comes to things but like with her, she is beloved by me. I'm just letting you know if we want to start going down that road it's going to be a dead end, but I mean that in the fact that I love her so much.

While Marc Maron confirmed to Macaulay Culkin that he wasn't looking for any dirt, it seems that the Home Alone and Party Monster actor is unwilling to reveal the interpersonal dynamic between he and Paris Jackson. Although considering how much Jackson has already been through, he's not wrong.

Macaulay Culkin had a very close relationship with the late Michael Jackson, which gained a fair amount of notoriety in the 1990s. There was a 22 year difference between the two, making it feel very suspect that they shared such a close bond. When allegations became pouring in about Michael Jackson's behavior towards children, Culkin came to his defense and maintained nothing inappropriate happened between the two.

It's this close bond, which lasted until Michael Jackson's untimely death, that resulted in Macaulay Culkin being named Paris Jackson's godfather. While this title may be decorative for some, it became even more real when Jackson passed away in 2009. While Culkin wouldn't end up being Jackson's guardian, they have a close bond; one that he would prefer to keep private.

Macaulay Culkin wasn't chatty about he and Paris Jackson during his appearance on WTF with Marc Maron, Jackson herself has posted photos with her godfather on Instagram for his 37th birthday and other occasions. In fact, she even posted on Instagram to plug Culkin's appearance on the podcast. Check it out.

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Overall, it's great that Macaulay Culkin has such a special relationship with Paris Jackson. And while he isn't willing to go into detail about their particular bond, at least he handles the situation with grace and transparency.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.