Michael Jackson’s father has stated that the singer has a ‘third son.’
MICHAEL JACKSON was said to have had a “hidden son” before he married Debbie Rowe, which his father, Joe Jackson, later verified. Paris Jackson has spoken up about her relationship with her “elder brother” since then.
Michael Jackson was rumored to have fathered another child in the 1980s as early as the early 2000s. Omer Bhatti, the child, was born in Oslo to a Norwegian family in 1984. Omer and his family went from Oslo to California, USA, to work for the Jackson family after spending time with Michael. Pia Bhatti, Omer’s mother, worked as a babysitter for Blanket Jackson, who was born on February 21, 2002.
Michael died of a drug overdose on June 25, 2009, as a result of a mixture of medications prescribed by his doctor.
Michael’s father, Joe Jackson, almost confirmed the star’s link to Omer just over a month later, in July 2009.
“Sure, I knew he had another son, yes I did,” Joe said of Omer to TV One.
“He looks like a Jackson, and he can dance like a Jackson,” he continued. This young man is an incredible dancer. In fact, he is a dancing instructor.” Omer Bhatti (@kidslife) shared a post. Michael’s brother, Jermaine Jackson, had previously stated that Omer, who was 25 at the time, would become a member of the Jackson family if it was confirmed that they were connected.
“If Omer is his son, he is his son,” he told The Daily Mail. We’re not going to refute it.
“We’re going to treat him with the same affection and care that we do Prince, Paris, and Blanket.” I’m not sure if he’s Michael’s kid, but I saw him around him.” Omer grew up dressed up as Michael Jackson and acting as a juvenile Thriller impersonator.
Michael met Omer and his parents in Tunisia in 1996, according to Omer. He subsequently remarked of Michael, “He, in a manner, adopted me.” (via AmoMama) His mother, Pia, however, “denied” that he was fathered by the King of Pop (Via AmoMama).
Joe and Jermaine weren’t the only ones in the family who greeted Omer with open arms.
Paris Jackson, Michael’s daughter, talked of seeing her “two elder brothers” – Prince Jackson and “Brinkwire Summary News” – earlier this year.