Did Paris Jackson's Family Accept Her Coming Out?

Paris Jackson stays out of the spotlight, but she's beginning to share more of her personal life with the public.

She opened up to Willow Smith during an episode of "Red Table Talk," where she discussed her new and improved relationship with her mom, Debbie Rowe. "It's cool," Jackson said. "Getting to know her, seeing how similar we are, getting into what kind of music she likes. ... We look a lot alike. ... It's just cool having her as a friend. It's very chill, which I love. That's the perfect word to describe it."

Jackson dropped her debut album in 2021 (via Today), adding that music is another area where she found common ground with her mom. "She really likes country and folk, so I sent her some of the stuff I'm working on," she added. Jackson is also opening up about her sexuality, especially how her family feels about it. Keep reading for more details.

Paris Jackson gets vulnerable about her sexuality

Paris Jackson let it all out in an interview with Willow Smith on "Red Table Talk" where she candidly discussed coming out and what her family had to say about it. Jackson said her "very religious" family seemed to ignore the topic, and it appears she has come to terms with their views (via People).

"I'm still kind of figuring it out," she said. "My family is very religious and a lot of, like homosexuality, is very taboo, so we don't talk about it, and it's not really accepted. I've gotten to a point where I respect them and I have love for them. I respect their beliefs. I respect their religion." She went on to say that "expectations lead to resentments. What people think about me isn't my business."

Although Jackson once felt "alone" and "excluded," she credited her brothers Prince Michael and Bigi (formerly known as Blanket) for their support. Jackson said she was "sheltered" when she was younger, but can now "dress however and act however, it doesn't change how I feel on the inside. As long as I'm me, I can be more feminine, I can be more tomboy; I can do whatever as long as it feels like me."

Paris Jackson has discussed her sexuality before

Paris Jackson has opened up about her sexual identity in the past, sharing that she's been with more "women than men." As she explained on "Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn," (her Facebook Watch series with her then-boyfriend) in 2020: "I thought I'd end up marrying a chick. ... The public only knows about three long-term relationships I've been [in] and they've been with men. The public doesn't know about, like, most of the relationships I've been in."

The singer also offered more details about her sexuality and who she's attracted to, adding, "I say I'm gay because I guess I am, but I wouldn't consider myself bisexual because I've dated more than just men and women, I've dated a man that had a vagina." Jackson continued, "It has nothing to do with what's in your pants. It has nothing to do with what your XY chromosome makeup is. It's literally just what are you like as a person."

Scroll ahead to find out how her dad, the legendary Michael Jackson, felt about her sexuality.

Paris Jackson said her dad knew she was gay

Paris Jackson revealed that she was "conflicted" about her sexuality when she was a child. "I didn't know that it was a thing and so, I was a little conflicted about it because all I'd ever seen were men and women on TV together and so these thoughts didn't really make sense to me," she explained in her Facebook Watch series, "Unfiltered: Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn."

But she revealed her famous dad, "King of Pop" Michael Jackson (who died in 2009 when she was 11), knew she was gay — and she feels lucky to have had his support early on. In fact, the iconic singer would "tease" her about liking girls when she was a child.

"I think he just felt the energy and he would like kind of tease me the same way that he would tease my brothers, like, 'Oh, you got yourself a girlfriend,'" she shared. "I'm very lucky to have that, especially so young — I think I was like 8 or 9. Because not many children have that experience."

Jackson told Willow Smith during her "Red Table Talk" interview that she feels "like my dad would be proud [of me]."