Michael Jackson's daughter Paris speaks out about the PTSD her upbringing caused
"I think it’s standard PTSD."
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris Jackson has spoken out about the damage done to her by living in the public eye from such a young age.
The 23-year-old makes an appearance on Red Table Talk with the Smith family this week where she admits that having a very famous father has taken its toll on her mental health: “I experience auditory hallucinations sometimes with camera clicks and severe paranoia.
"I have been going to therapy for a lot of things, that included. I’ll hear a trash bag rustling and flinch in panic. I think it’s standard PTSD."
Paris has managed to live a reasonably normal life since her father's passing, striking a clever balance between life in the spotlight and a private world away from the glare of the media.
She says she maintains privacy by having people in her home sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and by being very selective about her friends, one of whom is Willow Smith.
On Paris' episode of the Red Table Talks show, Willow explains how the pair bonded over their shared experience of having parents in the spotlight.
Also opening up about her sexuality, she says that her family, including her brothers Prince and Prince Michael II, have been very supportive about her dating both men and women: “They’ve always been super-supportive…not a lot of people can say they have siblings that support them like that.”