Diana Ross, the backup guardian who Michael Jackson stipulated in his will should care for his children if his mother Katherine was not able, is ready to sign off on the new joint custody arrangement between Katherine and her grandson T.J. Jackson, according to a report on radaronline.
“Diana has no qualms whatsoever about the new custody agreement, she only wants what is best for the children. Diana knows that the children are old enough to decide who they want to live with and she defers to what they want. While Diana hasn’t been a big part of their lives because she lives on the East Coast, she is very fond of them,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.
Based on the will, the judge in the case ordered both Diana and Prince Michael and Paris’ mother Debbie Rowe be informed.
Katherine’s attorney Perry Sanders said Michael’s oldest child, Prince, 15, is pleased with the new arrangement because he gets along so well with TJ.
“There’s a close bond there and a definite sense of unity,” the lawyer told X17online. “Contrary to what people think, there was absolutely zero animosity between those two. I felt nothing but love in the room.”
The family attorney has declared that Janet—who security footage showed arguing with Paris Jackson and allegedly calling her “spoiled little bitch”—Jermaine and Randy are banned from visiting their mother Katherine’s home in Calabasas, but there’s been no word from the famous siblings on whether they will let it stand that they are barred from their mother’s house.
In the midst of the craziness, the childrens’ former nanny, Grace Rwaramba gave an extended statement to Radaronline in which she offered a window into the mindset of the children.
“Everyone knows that Michael went to great lengths to protect his children from the public eye. While the use of veils and masks was unconventional, it only highlights how important this issue was to him. He understood, probably better than anyone, that growing up as a public figure, especially in the entertainment industry can be disaster…The recent drama surrounding Michael’s mother, Katherine, the ongoing custody issues and now the public dispute between Paris and Janet is exactly what Michael wanted to protect his children from. These matters have been further complicated by Gladys Knight and others recent and well intentioned comments about Paris. I have great respect and admiration for Mrs. Knight. And while I agree with the spirit of her comments, attacking Paris in public is not the answer.”
“Give her a chance to make and learn from her mistakes without demonizing her. She is a spirited, very expressive and dramatic young girl. The traits that made her the apple of her father’s eye are the same traits that she must learn to control as she matures into adulthood. Let’s be careful not to dim her spirit. It breaks my heart to think that Paris and her brothers could become the subject of endless criticism for simply being kids. Michael loved his children very much. He gave them tools that they will need to become good and decent individuals. I am confident that in time, Paris and her brothers will learn that their family loves and wants what’s best for them. Until then, please take her tweets with a grain of salt. No child should have 700,000 followers on Twitter or any other social media platform.”