Paris Jackson’s family is furious over reports the 16-year-old is pregnant and engaged, calling them “ridiculous and rude,” EnStarz reported. Sources said Jackson’s alleged baby bump is the result of a bad photo angle and not because she’s expecting a baby.
“We can say with 99 percent accuracy that Paris Jackson is not pregnant,” said insiders. “The ‘proof’ is through a bad photo and unreliable witnesses originating from a low-level tabloid.”
The pregnancy rumors got started after Paris was spotted at a Los Angeles restaurant with her boyfriend two weeks ago sporting what sources claimed was a baby bump. Adding to the speculation was Jackson’s alleged insistence on making a celebratory toast with water instead of wine.
But insiders slammed the pregnancy reports, saying Jackson, who is still in rehab after her recent suicide attempt, does not want the added burdens of teen motherhood. At 16, Paris is under the legal age to drink in the United States, so not drinking does not automatically mean she’s pregnant.
Remains In Rehab After Drug Overdose Suicide Attempt
Meanwhile, sources close to the Jackson family said Paris is still recovering from her drug overdose suicide attempt. Paris, who lives with her grandmother, Katherine Jackson, was hospitalized in June 2013 after she tried to kill herself by taking a bottle of painkillers and cutting her wrists with a meat cleaver at her home.
Paris had left a suicide note and called a suicide hotline shortly after downing a handful of pills, TMZ reported. Sources said the day before her suicide attempt, Paris was upset because her grandmother wouldn’t allow her to go to a Marilyn Manson concert. Others said she was extremely depressed over the four-year anniversary of her father’s death and the pressure to testify at his high-profile wrongful-death lawsuit.
Jackson, who had initially tried to move out of her grandmother’s house, is now reportedly getting along with her. “Paris has no issues with Katherine, and is getting along quite well with her,” said an insider. “As for [her brothers] Prince and Blanket, there is no truth to claims she is estranged from them either.”
Michael Jackson died in June 2009 at age 50. The cause of death was cardiac arrest due to the ingestion of massive amounts of sedatives, including the potent anesthetic Propofol. After his death, reports emerged that Michael’s physicians knowingly administered powerful sedatives even though he was on the brink of a drug overdose.
In 2011, Jackson’s personal physician, cardiologist Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving the pop icon a lethal dose of the anesthetic Propofol. Murray was sentenced to four years in jail but was released for good behavior after serving just two years. His conviction was upheld in January 2014.