Posted on Sat Oct 24th, 2009 11:05am PDT
We caught La Toya Jackson shopping in Beverly Hills yesterday, and while she seems to be using attention and credit cards to ease her pain, she reveals that Michael Jackson's children are in therapy and still grieving over the loss of their dad.
In a recent interview with The Mirror, La Toya reveals that four months after his death, Paris, Prince and Blanket are all in counseling to help cope with losing their famous father.
La Toya says Paris is handling the tragedy well, but the family is concerned about the two boys. Prince reportedly refuses to talk about his feelings and canâ€™t even bring himself to look at a picture of his dad, while the youngest child, Blanket, spends long periods of time sobbing, unable to understand that heâ€™ll never see his father again.
La Toya tells the Mirror, â€œParis thinks and talks about her father all the time. Sheâ€™s doing very well, writes a lot and she wears his shirts every day. They still smell of him and it helps her feel close to him. Her bedroom is covered in posters of Michael and she watches tapes of him all the time...Prince just doesnâ€™t want to speak about it. He wonâ€™t even watch the DVDs â€“ he just walks right past the TV. Itâ€™s too soon, too touching. I do worry about him very much. And Blanket is just a very sad, shy little boy. He cries â€“ he really does cry. Itâ€™s so painful for him. No one can bring his daddy back and it hurts so much. They all go to therapy and I truly hope Prince especially will be able to open up.â€
As heartbreaking as it sounds, the children all seem to have a good head on their shoulders, which La Toya credits Michael for. La Toya says, â€œTheyâ€™re with each other all the time. All of them are taught at home together, although they say Blanket goes to school upstairs because he has his lessons on the next floor. They never fight. Michael has preached nothing but love and, boy, did he instil right from wrong in those kids. He did an incredible job of raising them."
So what about their future? â€œParis doesnâ€™t know it but she has all the makings of a star. If she wants to go into showbiz I can see that happening," La Toya tells the paper. "The boys like the idea of directing which is what Michael wanted to do."
Either way, I'm sure Auntie La Toya will be there for them, but should she really be blabbing this much to the media?
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