The 82-year-old will share responsibility with the children's cousin TJ

Michael Jackson‘s elderly mother Katherine has been awarded the right to keep custody of his children Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket.

The children’s cousin TJ, 34, had been appointed their guardian after Katherine, 82, disappeared last month but a judge yesterday ruled that Katherine could look after them with him.

‘I think that the kids are in terrific hands,’ said Superior Court Judge Michael Beckloff.

Katherine Jackson has done a wonderful job and cares about the children very much.’

Paris, 14, sparked concern about Katherine after she told her Twitter followers that she hadn’t seen her for a week, although it later emerged that some of Michael‘s siblings had taken her to Arizona on doctor’s orders.

Paris and Prince Michael, 15, were later reported to have rowed with their aunt Janet and uncles Jermaine and Randy outside their LA home but Jermaine, 57, says they’ve now called a truce.

He also told his Twitter followers that he’s ‘rescinded his signature’ from a letter written by him, Randy and Janet plus Tito and Rebbie Jackson, which challenged lawyers about Jacko‘s will.

‘I regret that events were ever allowed to reach such a stage,’ Tweeted Jermaine.

‘I regret any distress caused to Prince, Paris and Blanket.’

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Anna Duff