Paris Jackson is using her late father’s Neverland Ranch for ‘peaceful reflection’, according to reports.
The 16-year-old is the daughter of Thriller singer Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe. Her superstar father famously lived at his Neverland Ranch which featured its own theme park for a lot of his career, but following his death in 2009, the estate fell in to disrepair. But it has now been claimed that Paris regularly visits the property and has turned it into a place for ‘grief therapy’.
She has reportedly planted a Zen garden and had Michael’s favourite image, a Peter Pan-esque figure sitting on a quarter moon, carved in the middle.
‘[She] now uses the spot for peaceful reflection,’ a source told The National Enquirer.
Michael left his home in 2005 after being acquitted of child molestation charges but didn’t give up control of the property until 2009.
After his death, Paris had a tough time dealing with her loss and living situation and allegedly tried to commit suicide by overdosing on Motrin and cutting her wrists. But since returning to Neverland, the teen has reportedly been able to feel close to her dad once more.
‘She’s been there more than her siblings,” the insider continued. ‘She reflects on how Michael would talk to her about not losing her innocence as a child, to not let people – even family – take advantage of her, and to always look after her brothers.’
Michael gave control of the ranch to Colony Capitol not long before his death. The investors are reportedly trying to sell the property for $75 million. But for Paris, it would be devastating to lose the place which holds such special memories for her.
‘More than anyone else, losing Neverland hurts Paris the most without a doubt,’ the source added. ‘There are things up at Neverland that she insisted upon while she still has the access, and the garden was one of them.’