Paris Jackson
Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson recalls dad Michael Jackson teasing her about girls at a young age

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2020 18:55 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], July 1 (ANI): While opening up about her sexuality, American model Paris Jackson, recalled early memories of her dad's (Michael Jackson) support.
According to E!News, in the premiere episode of the Facebook Watch docu-series, 'Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn', the 22-year-old performer and only daughter of pop king Michael Jackson said she "never thought I'd end up with a dude."
She said in the episode released Tuesday, "[I] thought I'd end up marrying a chick.I've dated more women than men."
Paris added, "The public only knows about three long-term relationships that I've been in and they've been with men. The public doesn't know about most of the relationships I've been in."
She further explained that she says she's gay and does not consider herself bisexual because "I've dated more than just men and women. I've dated a man that had a vagina."
Paris noted, "It has nothing to do with what's in your pants. It has nothing to do with your XY chromosome makeup...It's literally just like what are you like as a person?"
For the 'Gringo' actor, understanding her sexuality was initially challenging. "I didn't know that it was a thing and so, I was a little conflicted about it because all I'd ever seen were men and women on TV together and so, these thoughts didn't really make sense to me."
However, "My dad caught on pretty quick," she said. "I think he just felt the energy and he would like kind of tease me the same way that he would tease my brothers, like 'Oh, you got yourself a girlfriend.'"
Paris said, "I'm very lucky to have that, especially so young-I think I was like 8 or 9. Not many children have that experience."
The musician remembered later moving in with her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, following Michael's death.
Paris said during the Facebook Live episode, "Homosexuality, in general, is very taboo in the Black community. That on top of the religious aspect-it was something that I did feel like I needed to withhold for a while."
Paris also shared that the first time she came out to a family member, the person didn't believe her. However, she was supported by her older brother Prince Jackson, who she found out joined the Gay-Straight Alliance at school to learn more and have a better understanding.
Now, Paris is in a relationship with Gabriel Glenn, with whom she found her "home" after a nomadic upbringing.
She explained, "It is also nice to finally have a home base, which is something that I've never really had before. The only home I've ever had before was my dad and now I have Gabe, so...I'm very lucky." (ANI)