After Jermaine Jackson gave an interview that revealed that Michael Jackson could’ve fathered Omer Bhatti and after Joe Jackson confirmed that MJ is, indeed, the biological father of Bhatti comes this new photo of MJ‘s sons Prince Michael and Prince Michael, II a.k.a. Blanket hanging out with Omer Bhatti on a shopping excursion together here in SoCal yesterday. While the mere fact that the boys were hanging out with Omer does not mean they are blood-related, it does prove that they are all very close:
There may be conflicting opinions over whether Omer Bhatti really is Michael Jackson’s secret fourth child, but he certainly looked like part of the family as he enjoyed a shopping trip with the singer’s other sons in Santa Monica yesterday. The 25-year-old dancer, who was dressed in a bright yellow T-shirt, jeans, hi-top Nike trainers and a baseball cap, joined Prince Michael, 12, and long-haired Blanket, seven, on a trip to a book store. With another friend and minder in tow, the group looked in good spirits as they headed home after their outing. Prince Michael and Blanket were free of the masks their father always insisted they wore on public outings and both were dressed like average boys in shorts and T-shirts. Jackson’s father Joe insists Bhatti is the King Of Pop’s child, saying last month: ‘I knew Michael had another son – yes, I did. ‘He looks like a Jackson, he acts like a Jackson and he can dance like a Jackson. This boy’s a fantastic dancer – as a matter of fact, he teaches dance.’ According to reports, Michael told friends in 2004 that Bhatti was his son from a one-night stand. Bhatti attended Michael’s memorial service and has been staying with the Jacksons ever since. He is said to be planning a DNA test. However several other sources say that claims Bhatti is Jackson’s biological son are inaccurate. Several insiders, including musician and Jackson friend Ricky Harlow, say Jackson took him under his wing after they met in Europe in the mid-1990s, when Bhatti was around 11. ‘They had a father-and-son type of connection,’ Harlow told America’s People magazine, ‘but I never thought he was his biological father.
I dunno y’all … Omer Bhatti seems to have been as close to MJ as his own children, it only makes it seem even more likely that there is some familial relationship there. Whatever the case may be, it’s really great seeing MJ‘s kids look so normal … and happy. They’ve only just lost their father less than 2 months ago … so it’s really fantastic seeing them look so happy. Whether Omer is their big blood brother or not, it’s clear that he is very close to the young Jacksons nonetheless.