'Michael Jackson: Man In The Mirror' Exposes Late Star's Strange Family Past

Michael Jackson passed away in 2009 — but the King of Pop's legacy will remain.

In a new episode on Reelz, Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror, the late singer’s mother and a close family friend share their views on what started it all: The Jackson 5.

“I knew where their talent was,” said Katherine Jackson, referring to her children’s musical gift, specifically young Michael’s.

As readers know, Jackson once captivated the world with his dynamic performances. To this day, the singer remains a top-selling artist, with Thriller maintaining its rank as the world’s best-selling album.

Article continues below advertisement

Offstage, however, Michael’s life was an enigma, starting with his unusual family.

“They didn’t play, they didn’t go out, their mom was a Jehovah’s Witness, they didn’t celebrate birthdays, they didn’t celebrate Christmas or other holidays, and so that made them kind of a quirky family. They stayed to themselves,” said Ky Mazelle, a Jackson family friend.

Michael Jackson: Man in the Mirror premieres Sunday, June 25 at 9 ET/ PT.

katherine jackson

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.