Even though Michael Jackson passed away eight years ago, his children are still keeping his memory alive. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, his 20-year-old son, Michael Joseph “Prince” Jackson Jr., and daughter, Paris Jackson, 19, supported the memory of their late father’s longtime friend, the late Elizabeth Taylor. The brother-sister duo stood hand-in-hand at the at a fundraising gala for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation, where they walked the red carpet with huge smiles on their faces.
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Back in May, Prince attended the 2017 Billboard Music Awards as a presenter, but took the opportunity to pay tribute to his late father. “I think it’s an honor to be here because I’m proud of the success my father created on his own and what he worked and built himself up to be,” Prince told E! News at the show. “To see everybody here that is either inspired by him or they want to pursue the same goal, it’s inspiring to me and to future generations.”
Prince, Blanket, and Paris Jackson in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
While his younger sister, Paris, has pursued a career in modeling and acting, Prince is focused on his philosophy studies at school and working to improve the LA community. “Right now I just finished up the school semester,” he said. “During the school semester, we have a student organization called Heal Los Angeles and we focus on child hunger, child abuse, and homelessness in Los Angeles county and the LA city.”
Despite the fact that Paris and Prince share different interests, they are closer than ever. In fact, the siblings recently got matching tattoos.
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/yin/ [in Chinese philosophy] the passive female principle of the universe, characterized as female and sustaining and associated with structure, night, the moon, fluidity, calmness, the earth, darkness, cold, death, and ascends energy. /yang/ the active male principle of the universe, characterized as male and creative and associated with function, the sky and sun, speed, expression, heaven, heat, light, birth, and descends energy. sometimes i feel like my big brother and i always think the same thoughts, he just doesn’t have a filter and always vocalizes them 😂 though total opposites, like my gooko and i, the inseparable yin and yang work together finding and causing balance within each other. matchies with my bestie @princejackson! ❤️
“Sometimes I feel like my big brother and I always think the same thoughts, he just doesn’t have a filter and always vocalizes them,” Paris wrote on Instagram about the meaning behind their tattoos. “Though total opposites… the inseparable yin and yang work together finding and causing balance within each other.”
Although they were devastated by their dad’s passing, Michael’s children have stuck together and are following their passions. Prince added, “People don’t understand how the little things can add up and really make a big difference in someone’s life.”