Paris Jackson took to Instagram Tuesday to wish her older brother Prince a very happy birthday by sharing a rare family video.
Paris, 19, gave fans a glimpse of her childhood in the adorable clip, which showed her and Prince, who has just turned 21, dancing around the room while giggling away.
The duo’s father Michael, who had his kids wear masks when they stepped out with him in the early 2000s, could be heard telling Paris to show off her dancing skills in the background.
it’s not your birthday for another half hour but i flew to the east coast today so technically i’m already two and a half hours late! so i’m posting this now. my dearest brother. i could fly to the moon and back a thousand times and the distance still wouldn’t amount to how much i adore you. i’ve always looked up to you, and to this day you’re still the greatest role model i could ever hope for. i miss these days where we could wrestle and i’d still have a chance at winning, though. i miss playing hot wheels and my little pony with you, i miss fighting like pirates and trying to cast spells with our harry potter wands. i miss the saturdays where we would sleep in and eat porridge and OJ and watch gargoyles and transformers (and sometimes cartoons in arabic?), and staying up late listening to you tell us wild bed time stories that always had a crazy twist at the end. you’ve always been my best friend in the whole wide universe and i’m so lucky to have you in my life. i couldn’t have wished for our friendship to turn out any better. we may not have our water guns and crash bandicoot, but we have so much more. you’re the most fun, genuine, determined and hilarious person i know. and it makes ma soul happy to know dat i can always count on you, and no matter where we are in the world and in life, my home is with you and the little guy. i love you so much, gooko. i’m so proud of you. happy birthday.
Paris wrote a sweet message alongside the vid, with her calling Prince “the greatest role model I could ever hope for.” She also gushed about him being her “best friend in the whole wide universe.”
Paris and her brothers spent a lot of time together in their younger years, as they were home-schooled right up until Michael’s tragic death in 2009.
The teenager previously told Rolling Stone: “When you’re at home, your dad, who you love more than anything, will occasionally come in, in the middle of class, and it’s like, ‘Cool, no more class for the day. We’re gonna go hang out with Dad.’
“We were like, ‘We don’t need friends. We’ve got you and Disney Channel!'”
However, she later told Harper’s Bazaar that she lacked social skills because “The only interactions I’d ever had were with family members or other adults.”