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Michael Jackson's kids open up about homelife

Most people have been used to seeing the children of Michael Jackson only through veils they wore to avoid paparazzi , but now that their father is gone, the kids have come forward to defend their dad’s parenting abilities.

Prince, 13, Paris, 12, and Blanket, 8, appeared last night on Oprah among several cousins to talk about what life was like at home with Michael Jackson in California.

"I kind of felt like no one understood what a good father he was," Paris said. "He was the best cook ever. He was just a normal dad, except he was the best dad. He made the best French toast in the world. He just made the best breakfasts in the world.”

She added: "He tried to raise us without us knowing who he was, but that didn't really go so well."

When Oprah asked her about the veils that her and her siblings often wore in public, she said: “I appreciated it ... It wasn’t always comfortable.”

Jackson’s youngest child, Blanket, stayed mostly quiet during the interview except to mention that he thought his older brother "could get away with anything."

When asked what they’d like to do when they grow up, the oldest kids admitted they’d like careers in showbiz.

Paris said: "I'd like to be an actress when I'm older, I sometimes do improv. I used to do it with my dad."

While Prince said he wants to "produce movies and direct" as an adult.

At the end of the interview Oprah asked the kids, "What do you miss the most?"

"Everything," Paris replied

Watch the preview for Oprah's exclusive interview below: