Five Things You Don't Know About TJ Jackson
August 03, 2012
Most people know very little about the 34-year-old son of Michael Jackson's brother Tito -- TJ -- who was just appointed joint guardian of the pop superstar's three children along with MJ's mother, Katherine. Here are five things you don't know about TJ Jackson, who was said to be one of Michael's favorite nephews.
1. Born Tito Joe Jackson on July 16, 1978 -- he was named after his father and grandfather.
2. He is married and has three children, a boy and two girls.
3. In 1994, six years after his parents divorced, his mother Dolores drowned in her home swimming pool. Her boyfriend was later convicted of causing the drowning and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Formed the R&B group 3T in 1989 with his two brothers, Toriano Adaryll "Taj" and Taryll Adren. The band's last album was released in 2005, but they performed together at a Michael Jackson tribute concert in October 2011.
5. Was reportedly the childhood sweetheart of Kim Kardashian. "We became extra close when my mom passed away," TJ told People magazine in 1995. "She dropped everything to be with me."