The 82-year-old filed papers to a Los Angeles judge last week, asking to share guardianship of grandkids Prince, Paris and Blanket with her 34-year-old grandson T.J. Jackson. The request was granted Thursday after the court determined Katherine and T.J. Jackson could best care for the children together.
In the documents, Michael Jackson’s mother said she learned she was the subject of a search when she accidentally heard a TV report.
Before that, she said she was kept virtually incommunicado after she was sent to the resort, unplanned, on doctor’s orders.
The grandmother stated she was unaware that her lawyer had flown to Tucson to contact her and that her grandchildren were worried about her.
"While I was away, I had no reason to question whether the people with whom I placed trust would inform me that Prince, Paris and Blanket were trying to reach me," she said in the papers.
T.J. Jackson's new co-guardianship status is temporary, but the judge could make it permanent when he convenes the next court hearing on August 22.