Home sweet home! Paris Jackson documented her return to Neverland Ranch, the sprawling estate once owned by her late father, Michael Jackson, on Wednesday, October 5, in a series of posts to Instagram.
“Felt so good to be home even for a little bit,” she captioned a scenic shot of the main entrance to the 2,700-acre Los Olivos, California, property. In the image, the word “Neverland” can still be seen spelled out in bright yellow flowers in front of a classic-style brick structure.
In another image that Paris, 18, shared, she and a furry llama share a selfie together. “He was posing so hard,” the teen captioned the funny picture.
She later shared a short video clip of herself petting the llama and two goats (“My new friends, Rickie, Survivor, and Kyle”) during her visit to the ranch.
A few hours later, Paris also shared the ultimate throwback photo: herself and Macaulay Culkin goofing off for the camera. “Throwback to when the best godfather ever drew me,” she captioned the image, referring to Culkin, 36, who was a close friend of her father’s.
Paris has long struggled with balancing her privacy with her public persona, and in September, she posted — and then deleted — an emotional video to Instagram hitting back at online bullies.
“I don't understand how there can be so much hatred in the world right now," she said in the clip. "I've tried sticking up for myself. I've tried the whole 'blocking the haters' thing, not reading the comments. I've tried a lot of things; ignoring it. But it's hard."
"When I was 14, I got so much hatred that I tried to kill myself and I took, like, a two-year break from social media, and then people asked me to come back, to make my Instagram public again, so I did,” she continued. “And nothing changed! I'm just tired of it. I'm just really, really tired. And, I mean, I know I'm not the only one."
Paris and her brothers — Michael “Prince” Jackson, 19 and Prince “Blanket” Jackson, 14 — were largely kept out of the limelight when their father was alive. The music icon died at age 50 in June 2009.
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