Parish Jackson rebels grandmother on Jehovah religion
She may be just 15 but Paris Jackson is fast growing into an adult and is determined to make her own decisions – especially when it comes to how she practices her religion.
The daughter of Michael Jackson has refused to follow her grandmother Katherine in preaching door-to-door, as is common in their Jehovah’s Witness faith.
After years of going with her family around their Calabasas, California, neighbourhood spreading the religion’s message every Sunday, the 15-year-old and her brother Prince Michael, 16, have decided to no longer participate.
A source told the website: ‘Paris resented going door-to-door for Jehovah’s Witness, even though it was what her grandmother wanted.’
‘So, she dug her heels in a few months back and told Katherine she just doesn’t want to do it anymore – and Paris and Michael haven’t done it since.’
However, the daughter of the late pop star has no plans to renounce the religion that her father was bought up practicing.
The source added: ‘Paris just feels she’s more grown up now, and while she’s not renouncing her Christian values she doesn’t want to go door-to-door for Jehovah’s Witness forever.’
Following in the footsteps of her famous father, Paris wants to focus on her music.
‘She has her own goals in life now and her own dreams. She wants to continue with her acting career, loves playing the guitar and would welcome the opportunity to follow in her father Michael’s footsteps into pop music.’
Paris has been working hard to bring a sense of normality back to her life since the death of her father in 2009.
As well as no longer being home-schooled, she has reconnected with her mother Debbie Rowe who originally signed away all parental rights to her late father.
The mother and daughter we seen enjoying lunch together, just days after they were pictured celebrating Paris’ birthday together.
In a recent interview for the Mail On Sunday’s Event Magazine, Paris revealed that she had also been shopping with her mother, an activity that her grandmother approves of.
Paris said: ‘When I’m with my mom, we don’t really have security with us. Which is really nice.’
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