Paris Jackson has a way with words, as you may have gathered from hearing her bold 2017 VMAs speech, when the 19-year-old implored her peers to resist violence, hatred, and discrimination while condemning those who embodied the same characteristics. Now, Jackson is expressing herself once more, but with a much softer sentiment.
The Star actress took to Instagram to share a special message for her late father, Michael Jackson, on what would have been his 59th birthday. “Birthday wishes to the love of my life, the one person who showed me what passion truly was, the one that gave me solid morals to live by and how to dream,” she captioned a shot of herself giving her famous dad a smooch.
She added, “I will never feel love again the way I did with you. You are always with me and I am always with you. Though I am not you, and you are not me, I know with all of my being that we are one. And our souls will never change in that way. Thank you for the magic, forever and always.”
While the model turned off comments on her incredibly personal post, it racked up more than 300,000 likes in 24 hours, proving that fans appreciate the heartfelt tribute.
Jackson was just 11 years old when her father passed away in 2009 at the age of 50, but he has clearly impacted her life in a big way. In addition to frequent social media tributes, the star also has a reported 10 commemorative tattoos in his honor, including the most recent, a scrawling of “Applehead” (his pet name for her) on her foot.
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