Paris Jackson’s Shares Rare, Never-Before-Seen Home Video From When She And her Brother Prince Were Little

Emily Gadsby
Paris Jackson's Instagram birthday tribute to brother Prince
(Photo: @parisjackson / Instagram)

No amount of jet lag or time zone confusion could keep Paris Jackson from celebrating her older brother’s milestone birthday. 

The 19-year-old model took to Instagram to mark the happy occasion of Prince Jackson turning 21 by gifting fans with a glimpse of both their emotional bond and their private childhood. Notorious for his dedication to keeping his children out of the spotlight, the late “King of Pop” was often criticized for going so far as to make his offspring wear masks in public. “He didn’t want anyone to see what we looked like,” said Paris, Michael Jackson’s only daughter.”That way we could have what he didn’t, which was a normal childhood.”

Straying from her father’s effort to keep their early years away from the prying eyes of the public, Jackson couldn’t help herself from sharing a sweet video of the two siblings dancing to Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” when they were just tots. 

it’s not your birthday for another half hour but i flew to the east coast today so technically i’m already two and a half hours late! so i’m posting this now. my dearest brother. i could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn’t amount to how much i adore you. i’ve always looked up to you, and to this day you’re still the greatest role model i could ever hope for. i miss these days where we could wrestle and i’d still have a chance at winning, though. i miss playing hot wheels and my little pony with you, i miss fighting like pirates and trying to cast spells with our harry potter wands. i miss the saturdays where we would sleep in and eat porridge and OJ and watch gargoyles and transformers (and sometimes cartoons in arabic?), and staying up late listening to you tell us wild bed time stories that always had a crazy twist at the end. you’ve always been my best friend in the whole wide universe and i’m so lucky to have you in my life. i couldn’t have wished for our friendship to turn out any better. we may not have our water guns and crash bandicoot, but we have so much more. you’re the most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person i know. and it makes ma soul happy to know dat i can always count on you, and no matter where we are in the world and in life, my home is with you and the little guy. i love you so much, gooko. i’m so proud of you. happy birthday.

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“my dearest brother. i could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn’t amount to how much i adore you. i’ve always looked up to you, and to this day you’re still the greatest role model i could ever hope for,” captioned Jackson. 

Continuing her emotional tribute, Jackson then revealed just how thankful she was that their sibling bond blossomed into a rock-solid friendship. 

“i couldn’t have wished for our friendship to turn out any better. we may not have our water guns and crash bandicoot, but we have so much more,” she wrote. “you’re the most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person i know. and it makes ma soul happy to know dat i can always count on you, and no matter where we are in the world and in life, my home is with you and the little guy. i love you so much, gooko. i’m so proud of you. happy birthday.”

Happy birthday, Prince Jackson–or should we say “Gooko?” 

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