As the only daughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, she’s been in the spotlight since the moment she was born.
But Paris Jackson is forging her own path as an activist, actress and model.
In an intimate new interview with Australia’s Stellar magazine, the 19-year-old has spoken candidly about the struggles she endured following her father’s shock death and how she is on the road to peace.
Looking forward: In an interview with Stellar magazine, 19-year-old Paris Jackson spoke candidly about her past and her low-key life in Los Angeles (pictured last month)
‘I went through a lot of self-hatred in my younger days’, the star told the publication.
She added: ‘I’m happy as well as proud of myself to say that I’m growing out of that and growing into love’.
Paris was just 11 years old when her beloved father Michael died unexpectedly of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in 2009.
Family oriented: (L) Paris with her brothers Prince and Blanket at their father’s memorial service in 2009, and (R) Paris with Prince at a Halloween party in Los Angeles last week
In January this year, the youngster told Rolling Stone that she attempted suicide at the age of 15.
Now in a much better place, Paris revealed to Stellar that she lives a low-key life with her friends and their pets at her grandfather’s LA compound.
‘I don’t lead a very exciting home life. A mellow life is a happy life’ the star explained.
However, Paris is a passionate activist whose work takes her to exotic locations. She recently returned from Puerto Rico, where she loaded trucks with fresh water for civilians left devastated by Hurricane Maria.
Mother daughter duo: Paris poses with her mother Debbie Rowe in a recent happy snap
The family-oriented star is also close to her brothers, Prince and Blanket, as well as her mother, Debbie Rowe, who tied the knot to Michael in Sydney back in 1996.
Paris will touch down in Australia for the first time in the coming days to attend the Melbourne Cup, and revealed she is excited to be in the country where her parents said ‘I Do’.
‘It’s always been a dream of mine to visit the land Down Under,’ the teenager exclaimed.
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Australia bound: Paris will visit Australia for the first time- the country in which her parents wed
Gone but not forgotten: Michael passed away unexpectedly in 2009, when Paris was just 11 years old