Michael Jackson’s son Blanket buys $2.6m home just days after celebrating 18th birthday

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Blanket, now known as Bigi, celebrated his 18th birthday on 21 February and marked his new chapter of independence by leaving the family home and purchasing his very own property.

According to Variety, Blanket has splurged on a six-bedroom house in the city of Calabasas, California meaning he’s likely neighbours with at least one of the large Kardashian-Jenner family.

The youngster’s starter house covers 6,382 square feet, seven and a half bathrooms and is protected inside a 24/7 guard-gated community with security frequently patrolling the neighbourhood.

After going through multiple renovations since it was built in 1990, the Mediterranean-style house comes with a three-car garage, three fireplaces and manicured grass lawns to the front and rear.

Upon entering the property, guests are welcomed by a double-height foyer which comes complete with a curved, carpeted staircase. Blanket can entertain his pals in the large living room which boasts a crystal chandelier near to the formal dining room, perfect for all those fancy dinner parties.

Blanket Jackson and Prince Jackson
Blanket Jackson is reportedly the last of his siblings to fly the nest (Picture: Prince Jackson, Instagram)
Elsewhere in the property is a butler’s pantry, a family room with a wet bar, a kitchen with granite counters, dark wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

In the garden, Blanket can take a dip in the large swimming pool and spa, and fix a barbecue on the spacious lawn.

Blanket is in good company as some of his neighbours reportedly include John Travolta, reality star Kendra Wilson, rap icon Dr Dre, retired NBA star Al Harrington and OJ Simpson prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The teen should already be familiar with Calabasas as he previously lived in the area with his grandmother Katherine Jackson after his father Michael’s death in 2009.

Blanket follows in the footsteps of his older siblings – his sister Paris Jackson bought a $2 million (£1.5 million) property in the semi-remote Topanga Canyon wilderness back in 2017.

Shortly after, Michael’s oldest child Michael Jackson Jr aka Prince splurged on a home in the seaside community of Rancho Palos Verdes, California for $2.2 million (£1.7 million).

Blanket typically keeps a low-profile out of the spotlight but does make the occasional appearance at events with his siblings.

Last May, he attended Prince’s graduation ceremony and later, a Thriller charity event in their father’s name for Halloween.