ans and critics alike often talk about the complicated legacy of Michael Jackson. On one hand, he was a world-famous figure who changed the face of music forever. On the other hand, allegations of pedophilia and child molestation continue to haunt his legacy long after the singer’s death in 2009.
One of the most tangible aspects of Jackson’s legacy is his three children: Prince Michael, Paris, and Prince Michael II, better known as Blanket. For better or for worse, Blanket is best known for the incident where Jackson dangled him over a balcony as a baby.
However, Blanket has been busy working on a legacy of his own, and he’s grown up quite a bit since you’ve last seen him. The youngest of Michael’s children, born on February 21, 2002, Blanket is now 20 years old. Keep reading to learn the surprising truth about Michael Jackson’s most infamous child!
Blanket’s unknown mother
Blanket’s famous father is well known (assuming Jackson is the father… more on that in a bit). But one of the most interesting things about the young man is that, to this day, his mother is unknown.
When he was alive, Jackson said he used a surrogate mother with his own sperm cells to father Blanket. The mother allegedly had no idea who Jackson was in order to further safeguard her secrecy. Nonetheless, the internet has spent years speculating who this woman is.
It seems this is a secret Jackson took to his grave. According to the San Diego Union Tribune, there is not even a mother’s name listed on Blanket’s birth certificate!