"It's clear to me that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson. It is clear to me they love her very much," Judge Mitchell Beckloff said at a hearing, according to the newspaper.
Judge Beckloff also ruled that T.J. Jackson, who took over guardianship of Prince, Paris and Blanket temporarily last week, will stay on and eventually share full guardianship with Katherine. The investigation concluded that the children have a "substantial, significant" relationship with their cousin T.J. and that his similar background (he is the son of Michael's brother Tito Jackson) makes him relatable.
A lawyer representing the children also said that Diana Ross, who is their back-up guardian, had visited with them Wednesday and agreed with the shared guardianship.
After two weeks of turmoil, including allegations that Katherine was kidnapped and the video that surfaced online showing Janet Jackson confronting Paris, Jermaine Jackson tweeted that he hoped the family could put their issues behind them. "Enough has become enough," he wrote. "After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael's words about love not war. In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive-branch."
Related Articles on TVGuide.com
- Katherine Jackson Reported Missing, Located
- Katherine Jackson “Devastated” Over Temporarily Losing Guardianship of Michael Jackson’s Children
- Tito Jackson