Paris Jackson is not a girl, not yet a woman, as our favorite campy Britney Spears song goes — and nothing proves that more than these sweet pics of her with her first love.
The 17-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson is dating Chester Castellaw and has been spotted at several events with him, including his high school graduation last spring and the launch of her cousins’ new docuseries, The Jacksons: Next Generation, last week.
If the adorable pics Paris has been posting to her Instagram are anything to go by, the couple is definitely deep in the throes of first love — and we haven’t seen Paris this happy in a long, long time, if ever.
Seeing the teen so happy is wonderful, considering the tough time she’s had since her father’s death. In 2013, she was hospitalized after a suicide attempt that saw her cut her wrists and swallow 20 ibuprofen tablets. She was moved to a residential treatment center after her hospitalization, then began attending a private boarding school specifically for kids who need extra support for their emotional issues.
She rekindled her relationship with her biological mother, Debbie Rowe, and is due to star in the flick Lundon’s Bridge and the Three Keys, due in 2017.
All wonderful steps in the right direction for a girl who simply yearned for the return of the normalcy in her life that her father strived to provide for her and her brothers. Michael died in 2009 of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication at a home in California he was renting for himself and his children, while in rehearsals for what was to be his final tour, This Is It.