Peter Andre brands Michael Jackson’s family ‘brothers for life’ as they enjoy time together after appearing in Leaving Neverland
Peter Andre labelled Michael Jackson’s family ‘brothers for life’ on Thursday after he had a cameo appearance in controversial Leaving Neverland as a teenager.
The Mysterious Girl hitmaker, 46, and his family joined Toriano Adaryll Jackson, Jr., Taryll Adren Jackson and Tito Joe Jackson for dinner on Wednesday, showing exactly where his loyalties lie.
Keen to document their night on camera, Peter posed with the 3T bandmembers for a cosy selfie at TJ’s house where they enjoyed their evening.
Loyal: Peter Andre branded Michael Jackson’s family ‘brothers for life’ as they enjoyed time together after he appeared in Leaving Neverland as a teenager
He wrote in the caption: ‘Thank you @tajjackson for having us in your home last night and dinner. You and your wife and brother @tjjackson9 made me and @mrmichaelandre1 feel so welcome. Brothers for life. #losangeles.’
TJ Jackson responded he ‘loved’ the star and declared he would always be there for him as he agreed they were indeed ‘brothers for life’.
He replied in a poignant message: ‘Brothers For Life 100%. Ever since we began in the mid 90s you’ve been a real one in this wild industry of ours.
‘I love you man and will always be here as well for you and your family. Be safe bro. Give Michael a hug for me and enjoy your time in La La land.’
Pictured: In Leaving Neverland, he makes a short appearance in the background of an image of the competition which took place in Brisbane, Australia, when he was aged 15
Peter and the Jackson family have been close for a number of years and they get together when they can in Los Angeles.
He has previously shared a snap of himself in Los Angeles with Taryll, TJ, Taj and their father Tito Jackson.
The singer made his loyalties to the family known publicly when the new shocking documentary Leaving Neverland come out.
In his new! magazine column, Peter penned: ‘There’s a new Michael Jackson documentary on this week and it has caused a lot of controversy about sexual abuse.
‘First and foremost what I will say is we have to rely on the justice system and we mustn’t forget that he was acquitted of not just one, but all child molestation charges during his trial in 2005.
‘You can’t just stop listening to an artist’s music due to accusations alone.’
Peter took part and came second in the 1987 dancing competition which led to Wade Robson’s fateful meeting with Michael Jackson and years of alleged abuse.
Tight knit: Peter and the Jackson family have been close for a number of years and they get together when they can in Los Angeles
In Leaving Neverland, he makes a short appearance in the background of an image of the competition which took place in Brisbane, Australia, when he was aged 15.
The singer was pictured wearing MJ-esque black fedora and a red bow-tie, complete with a black leather jacket and trousers with white socks.
The competition prize was to meet Jackson, who has since been accused by Robson, now 36, and James Safechuck, now 41, of sexually abusing them when they were young children.
Peter confirmed he was the boy in the image and an insider told The Sun: ‘Pete was devastated to lose out to Wade.
‘However, he has always supported Michael and loves his music – even though he didn’t win he became close with his family. Peter is always asked what he thinks about it all.’
Peter’s representatives were contacted for comment at the time.
Rising star: Peter took part and came second in the 1987 dancing competition which led to Wade Robson’s fateful meeting with Michael Jackson and years of alleged abuse
In a twist of fate, Wade may not have been able to enter the competition at all because he was actually underage and bent the rules, meaning Peter would have won.
The night after the competition Wade took to the stage alongside Jackson, forming the beginning of their close friendship.
Leaving Neverland premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck got a standing ovation afterwards.
Jackson’s family have said the star is the victim of a ‘public lynching’ when he ‘is not here to defend himself’.
The Jackson family points out that Michael was subjected to a thorough investigation which included a surprise raid of his home, the Neverland Ranch, but was still acquitted at his criminal trial in 2005, in a case involving another young man.
Wade Robson testified at that trial, saying he had slept in Michael Jackson’s room many times, but that Michael had never molested him.
James Safechuck made similar statements to investigators as a boy. Michael Jackson died in 2009.
Starring role: In September, Peter performed at the Gala Charity Performance of Thriller in aid of The Prince’s Trust for its 4000th show