Katherine Jackson was reportedly “completely unaware” that her grandchildren were so disturbed by her absence.
The 82-year-old matriarch was reported missing last weekend after Paris claimed she hadn’t spoken to her for a week. Katherine has since lost custody of her grandchildren Paris, Prince and Blanket, with the children’s cousin TJ Jackson taking over as their legal guardian.
Katherine has now arrived back at the family home in Calabasas, California, after nearly two weeks in Arizona to find her kin in a state of distress.
“It was an extremely emotional reunion with Katherine and the grandchildren last night,” a source told Radar Online.
“Katherine was completely unaware that they had been trying to call her. Katherine heard a much different story about the past week than what she was told by her children, Randy, Jermaine and Janet who were with her in Tucson. Blanket was especially traumatised by Katherine leaving because he is extremely close to her and was absolutely lost without her.
“The kids were all united in telling Katherine that she could never go that long again without contacting them as they had grown so worried about her. Blanket was just glued to her side the entire night and was exhausted with emotion.”
The oldest of the children, Prince Jackson, has revealed his frustration at how some of his family members “misguided” his grandmother.
Earlier this week, police were called to the home where the children live. It’s been claimed Michael’s siblings Janet, Jermaine and Randy stormed the property, with Janet accused of shouting at Paris.
Prince, 15, has taken to Twitter to reveal how certain family members had reportedly manipulated the situation and “denied” them contact to their grandmother.
“I would first like to start off this tweet by thanking the fans that have always stood by me and my family, my dad really appreciated your support and I still treasure it to this day. As I am sure everyone is well aware of the events that have been going on. I have been holding off on backing up my sister and her tweets avidly because I was waiting for the time to reveal my side,” he wrote.
“As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways. Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I’m really angry and hurt. The following image is of a group chat I had started to several family members.
“This group text message I had started was replied to but they didn’t know that I could see the responses. For this whole time, they denied us contact to our grandmother (sic).”
In the text message Prince wrote: “This is enough so I am texting you for the simple fact that WE DEMAND TO SPEAK TO MY GRANDMA NOW!!!” before a reply from “Janet Jackson” read: “Don’t let them pls (sic).”