To celebrate her big brother Prince's 21st birthday on Tuesday, Paris Jackson hit up social media to affectionately wish him a happy day. But in the process, the rising talent gave us a brief glimpse of previously-unseen home video footage, offering a very rare look into their exceptionally private childhoods. Check out the Instagram video below to watch the recently-unveiled footage.
The hand-held home video finds the children of the late Michael Jackson dancing around to music inside a bedroom, encouraged by someone off-camera. The children are laughing, hugging, playing, smiling and joyfully pushing each other around, each hoping to get the most screentime. Inside the caption, Paris showers Prince with memories and affections, recounting their good times running around, playing games, having fun and watching cartoons together. She goes on to call the birthday boy "most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person" she knows, and says that she always feels at home with him. She also goes on to say that she's exceptionally "proud" of her older sibling, as well.
It's a sweet, heartfelt message from sibling-to-sibling, and the brother and sister remain very close. Paris and Prince recently got matching tattoos together (she has more than 50), and the family, including their youngest brother Blanket (who goes by the names B.G. and Bigi now), spent the holidays in each other's company. After the difficulty of losing their famous, iconic father, Paris, 19, has found comfort and peace with her older and younger brothers. In fact, Prince previously said on Today that his siblings get along "really well," especially his sister, who has "grown so much" and "been able to really step up." He said that he doesn't consider himself an older brother, but rather "equal partners" with his other siblings. Altogether, Prince says the bond between him, Paris and B.G. is "pretty strong." And he believes that comes from his father's strong example.
Meanwhile, Paris Jackson continues pursuing her careers as a model, activist, and actress. She recently appeared on Fox's Star and she'll make an appearance in the upcoming comedy-thriller Gringo, set to be released on March 9th. Paris also wants to pursue music at some point just like her dad. Although her father is one of the most famous people on the planet, Paris doesn't always get the same recognition, as she amusingly noted recently that she was confused for a homeless person arriving to set one day. That could likely soon change, though. Considering she has over two million followers on social media, however, there's a very good chance that the heiress might receive some of the same fame and admiration found by her world-famous father someday. But that should come in due time. No matter what happens in the future and the rest of her promising career, though, Paris will continue to look back with love, pride, and admiration at the brothers who helped bring her there. Here's wishing Prince a happy belated birthday!
Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.
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