Blanket Jackson changes his name? That’s what the reports indicate as the 13-year-old son of Michael Jackson has decided he can no longer tolerate the bullying resulting from the name Blanket, reported Radar Online.
Now in seventh grade in California, Blanket made the name change prior to starting The Buckley School.
“[He] changed his name informally from Blanket to Bigi before entering Buckley because he hated getting bullied and made fun of because his name was Blanket,” said a source.
And Michael Jackson’s youngest son felt angry at his father for that nickname, added the insider.
“He always thought that the name Blanket sounded so stupid and resented his father for calling him that. Growing up, his school mates have always been slightly mean to him because of their jealousy over who he is and going by Blanket made him a much easier target for ridicule.”
But the 13-year-old Bigi isn’t Michael’s only child struggling to grow up without a father.
Paris Jackson has also battled problems during her young life, reported People. She was hospitalized after attempting suicide, struggling with depression for years.
Michael’s daughter also cut herself.
“Paris has been very, very depressed for a while. She’s been throwing fits and tantrums, kicking and screaming and cutting herself,” said an insider.
When she was 15, Paris slashed her wrists, then took 20 ibuprofen pills before being rushed to a hospital in Southern California. Jackson then entered rehab for help with her depression and grieving.
Now, however, at 17, Paris has a new outlook on life and a new boyfriend, reported the Daily Mail.
Chester Castellaw, who just graduated from high school, is 18-years-old. She’s become friends with his family, even attending Chester’s graduation celebration.
“Paris smiled for the entire day. She ran straight over to Chester and hugged him when he picked up his diploma,” said an observer.
As Michael’s children grow up without their father, one of Jackson’s remaining legacies, Neverland Ranch, is being sold for $100 million under a new name, as the Inquisitr reported.
Now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, it’s also minus carnival rides and Bubbles the chimpanzee that added to its intrigue. The ranch encompasses 2,700 acres, with features ranging from a Neverland floral clock and a llama peacefully grazing on the ranch.
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