Michael Jackson's son Prince celebrates graduation, cheered by cousin TJ Jackson: 'Keep learning, keep growing'
Prince Jackson and his cousin and former guardian TJ Jackson were all smiles as the 22-year-old graduated from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles
Michael Jackson's son Prince Jackson has graduated from college and took to social media to share the news. The 22-year-old was joined by cousin TJ Jackson at the ceremony, who hailed the milestone in a tweet: "Prince, it’s been a long road but you did it. Keep learning, keep growing and keep giving back! So so proud of you. I love you. #graduation #congrats #proudcousin."
Prince wrapped up his stint at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Saturday with a degree in business administration. In the photo shared by his former guardian TJ, Prince can be seen in complete graduate regalia, as he poses alongside TJ, all smiles.
In a series of Instagram stories, the Encino, California native could be seen in the crowd with friends, showing off his class ring. Commenting on the weather, he noted that it was a hot day at Sunken Garden at the Southern California campus, which sits by the Marina Del Rey area.
He later shared another clip sans the robe and cap, humming his motorcycle as he prepared to leave. He also shared some graduation photos with his girlfriend, Molly.
Prince had enrolled at the Loyola Marymount University back in 2015 following his graduation from the Buckley School, known for its celebrity alumni such as Kim Kardashian, Matthew Perry, and Rashida Jones.
Michael "Prince" Jackson Jr. was born in 1997 to Jackson and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe. He's Michael Jackson's eldest son, older brother to younger sister Paris, 21, and Blanket, 17.
In 2016, Prince had reportedly opened up about his ambitions to enter his family's business, music, although not necessarily as a performer. He had said that music is a big part of his life and it shaped who he was, "because of my family, but I’ve always wanted to go into production". "My dad would ask me what I wanted to do and my answer was always producing and directing," said Prince, who was only 12 years old when his father, the King of Pop, died from an apparent cardiac arrest at age 50 on June 25, 2009.