Jackson children 'can cope with fame'
Published Jul 10 2009, 14:18 BST | By Lara Martin Michael Jackson
had reportedly prepared his three young children for the pressures of living in the spotlight before his death.
According to friends of the 'Billie Jean' star, he raised Prince Michael, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and 7-year-old Blanket to cope with the public interest in their everyday lives.
Speaking to The AP
, his former financial adviser Al Malnik said: "They are going to grow up in the limelight but I think because of the way that Michael has brought them up, that they have the capacity to deal with it.
"Those kids are exceptionally bright. They really have the capacity and understanding."
The Rev Al Sharpton added that the family "knew how to deal with the scrutiny and the whole culture of paparazzi" and confirmed that the children are currently staying with their relatives at the family home in Encino.