Celebs Raised by Their Grandparents

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Diane Randall and Laura Motta on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:34AM

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Michael Jackson's Kids

a Diane Randall and Laura Motta on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:34AM

If you watched the Michael Jackson memorial all the way to its poignant end, when his sobbing 11-year-old daughter declared her love, you couldn’t help but wonder what would become of Paris and her two brothers. While it was reassuring to see that she was lovingly embraced by so many family members on that stage, it was even more satisfying to see her snuggle up next to her grandma throughout the service.

Now that 79-year-old Katherine Jackson will get custody of Michael’s kids, we asked Dr. Georgia Witkin, professor of psychiatry and senior editor at Grandparents.com, to tell us what this grandmother can expect—and then we took a look at what’s become of other high-profile people raised by grandparents.

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