It seems that the Jackson family turmoil may be starting to settle down given that Katherine Jackson has recently been reinstated as a guardian of her grandchildren and her son Jermaine Jackson has backed off on challenging his brother Michael‘s will.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff declared that the 82-year-old Jackson matriarch was doing a “wonderful job” with the late singer’s three children, Prince, 15, Paris, 14, and 10-year-old Blanket.
“It’s clear to me that the children are well cared for by Mrs. Jackson,” the judge concludes. “It is clear to me they love her very much.”
Judge Beckloff also mentioned that the children’s cousin T.J. Jackson – installed at an earlier emergency hearing as temporary guardian – would remain in that position and later share full guardian duties with Katherine.
The ruling came about after Michael’s brother Jermaine Jackson said he had withdrawn his signature from a letter calling Michael’s will “fake, flawed and fraudulent” and accusing the executors of the estate of mismanagement among other misdeeds.
“After much soul-searching, it is clearly time for us to live by Michael’s words about love not war,” he stated on Twitter. “In this spirit, I offer this statement by way of extending an olive branch.”
“Mistakes have been made and irrational things have been said on both sides in a highly-charged emotional environment,” he added. “It is time for us all to draw a line in the sand and move towards peace, co-operation, love and healing.”