Paris Jackson Reunites With Grandmother Katherine
After a days-long absence, Katherine Jackson has returned home to her grandchildren.
Paris Jackson, the 14-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson, announced the news Thursday morning on Twitter, declaring: "grandma's here! #thankyougod."
In another tweet, she wrote: "5 hours of sleep last night , been awake for 23 haha goodnight everybody."
The 82-year-old matriarch's return to the Calabasas, Calif., abode she shares with Paris and her brothers Prince and Blanket puts an end to the puzzling question of her whereabouts over the last few days. The result: she was temporarily suspended as the kids' guardian on Wednesday when a judge granted Tito Jackson's son, TJ, permission to replace her.
Katherine's lawyer said he planned to file a motion to reinstate her as guardian. In an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday night, Katherine dismissed the court ruling as "based on a bunch of lies." She said she visited the Miraval Resort & Spa while in Arizona for a "short vacation and rest."
She also said she hadn't spoken with the children while there because she didn't have her phone on her, preferring not to receive calls.
This past Saturday, Katherine's nephew, Trent, filed a missing persons report, expressing concern that she hadn't been seen in a week. Paris then confirmed her grandmother missing via Twitter as a public family feud broke out over her late pop superstar dad's will.
A day later, authorities reported that Katherine had been located in Arizona with her daughter Rebbie Jackson; her son, Jermaine Jackson, tweeted that she was there under doctor's orders to de-stress following a mini-stroke.
The day after that, all hell apparently broke loose when the Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were summoned to Katherine's house on reports of a fight involving several family members.
Michael's estate is at the center of the drama: in an undated letter released last week, five Jackson siblings, including Jermaine and Janet Jackson, signed a statement attacking the estate's executors for taking advantage of their mother. The letter alleges that the late King of Pop's will, which left his enormous fortune to his mother, his three children, and charity, was a fake.