It’s been years since the world bid a tearful farewell to pop sensation Michael Jackson, and the King of Pop left some pretty big shoes to fill. But he also left behind three children, all allegedly biologically his to follow in his footsteps, but the youngest barely got to know him.
Prince Michael Jackson II, or Blanket as he’s known, is Jackson’s third child and Michael was pretty keen on keeping the child’s appearance a mystery from the press and from fans. He even resorted to shielding the boy’s face with masks and scarves. Now, as he’s grown older, he’s started to look more like his dad, and it’s incredible.
“Blanket” Jackson was born on February 21st, 2002, and was the apple of his father’s eye.
His mother was an unknown surrogate that MJ had used so we don’t really know what bio-mom looks like, but we do know what Blanket’s dad looks like and he seems to be growing into his dad’s face.
Take a look at some of these side by side comparisons of Blanket and his dad when he was young.
Obviously, Blanket has bi-racial origins but you can see subtle similarities in the facial features, like the way he bites his lower lip. His nose and his eyes also look a lot like Michael’s before all the surgery.
We all know that Blanket can smile, but he seems to prefer being serious.
Even as a baby he would often give off a stern look that simply cried out, “Don’t mess with me or my daddy.”
Despite Michael’s chaotic personal life, taking care of Blanket and his other kids was a top priority.
Reportedly, he never went a single night without reading to his three kids and did his very best to ensure that his kids never experienced the physical abuse that he endured as a child. Sounds like a great dad to us.
As Michael’s kids grew up, the pop star became more protective of them.
To prevent the paparazzi from taking photos of his kids, MJ would often find ways to hide their faces. As Blanket grew up without his dad, he continued that tradition by donning things like these cool shades.