The timeline of Hayvenhurst, the Jackson family compound in Encino, California since 1971.
May 5 , 1971: The Jackson family moves into a new house that they just purchased in Encino, they call their new home Hayvenhurst. They share 6 rooms : Katherine/Joe, Jackie/Randy Rancifer, Tito/Johnny Jackson, Jermaine/Marlon, Michael/Randy, LaToya/Janet). Rebbies lives in Kentucky with her husband Nathaniel Brown.
September 24, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are on the cover of Life magazine with Katherine & Joe. The photoshoot took place at Hayvenhurst and feaatures Rebbie, LaToya & 5 years old Janet.
June 17, 1972 : Tito leaves Hayvenhurst and gets married to Delores “Dee Dee” Martes in LA. The whole family attends the wedding including Michael & Janet.
September 9, 1973 : The Jackson family hosts a party at Hayvenhurst. Private home movie shows Michael holding his nephew Taj.
December 15, 1973 : Jermaine leaves Hayvenhurst and gets married to Hazel Gordy, daughter of Berry Gordy. The whole family attends the wedding including Michael & Janet.
November 24, 1974 : Jackie gets married to Enid Spann in Las Vegas. Soon after he leaves Hayvenhurst to move in hos own place with Enid.
August 16, 1975 : Marlon gets married to Carol Ann Parker and he leaves Hayvenhurst.
November 1978 : At Hayvenhurst, Michael records song demos for his upcoming solo album including “Workin’ Day & Night” & “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” with Randy & Janet as percussionists!
January 1980 : Randy leaves Hayvenhurst and moves in with his girlfriend Julie Mijares.
September-December 1982 : Michael pays an architect to raze and rebuild Hatvenhurst. During the reconstruction, he moves into a condo that he owns with Katherine, Janet & LaToya on 410 Lindley Avenue in Encino. Joes stays in the property to watch out for thieves.
January 1983 : Katherine, LaToya, Michael & Janet move back to Hayvenhurst now equipped with a second story to the bedrooms, upstairs a den and a gym, downstairs a game room and a thirty-two-seat movie theatre and off the entry hall, a trophy room.
Early 1984 : At Hayvenhurst, Michael and LaToya are filmed talking and singing together. This private home movie is sold a few years later.
September 7, 1984 : While the Jackson family is on tour, Janet & her boyfriend James DeBarge secretly elope in Grand Rapids (Michigan). Janet only reveals her secret marriage to LaToya but soon the press reveals the wedding. James moves into Hayvenhurst in Janet’s bedroom.
February 14 1985, : At Hayvenhurst, Michael helps with the delivery of a baby deer born to his pet deers Prince & Princess. The birth of Valentino is videotaped.
March 1985 : Michael hosts a family day at Hayvenhurst to open the « Memory Room » with family pictures and history.
October 1987: Janet leaves Hayvenhurst to move in with her boyfriend Rene Elizondo Jr.
January 1988 : Jermaine, Margaret & Jeremy move into Hayvenhurst (in Janet’s bedroom).
Some time later, Latoya leaves Hayvenhurst and goes to New York City with her manager Jack Gordon.
Mid May 1988 : Michael moves out of Hayvenhurst to his recently purchased ranch in the Santa Ynez Vallez. He bought the Sycamore Ranch for $17 millions dollars and soon renames it Neverland Valley Ranch.
January 5, 1989 : Margaret gives birth to Jourdynn Jackson. A few months later, Jermaine, Margaret & the kids leave Hayvenhurst to move in their own house in Beverly Hills.
July 27, 1991 : Michael invites the Jackson family to Neverland to celebrate the first ever Joe Jackson Day. Katherine, Joe, Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine & Janet and the grandchildren attend the event. Later at Hayvenhurst, Joe receives his present from Janet & Michael : A boat!
September 1991 : Jermaine, Margaret and their children move back to Hayvenhurst in Janet & Latoya’s rooms.
November 3, 1991 : Michael visits Jermaine at Hayvenhurst and the two brothers have an argument over “Word To The Badd”.
June 1992 : Scenes for “The Jacksons An American Dream” mini series are filmed at Hayvenhurst.
November 15-18, 1992 : The Jacksons-An American Dream is aired on ABC. This mini series about the Jackson family produced by Jermaine & Margaret and becomes a huge success. Katherine, Joseph, Jackie, Lea Bongo, Jermaine & Margaret gather at Hayvenhurst to watch their life story on TV!
Early 1993 : Randy moves to Hayvenhurst with Alejandra and their children Genevieve and Randy Jr.
April 11, 1993 : Joe, Katherine, Jemaine, Tito, Randy & Jackie give an interview from Hayvenhurst to ABC’s Day One programme.
November 8, 1993 : While the Jackson family is in Phoenix for Samuel Jackson’s funerals, the police raids Hayvenhurst in the Jordy Chandler case…
December 08, 1993 : LaToya shocks the world by holding a midnight press conference in Tel Aviv, Istrael where she says that she “can no longer be a silent collaborator” to Michael’s ‘crimes against young innocent victims”. Her husband and manager Jack Gordon is by her side.
The Jackson family reacts immediately and holds a press conference at Hayvenhurst to refute LaToya’s claims. Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Jackie, Tito & Randy tell CNN that LaToya has been brainwashed by her “money hungry” husband Jack Gordon.
December 11, 1993 : Margaret Maldonado leaves Jermaine & Hayvenhurst with Jeremy & Jourdynn.
January 17, 1994 : The Northridge earthquake strikes that morning at 4:30 am causing devastation to the downtown Los Angeles area. The Hayvenhurst estate is damaged by the earthquake. The Jackson family moves to a rented house during renovations.
August 27, 1994 : Michael hosts the wedding of Miko Brando & Karen Hamilton which takes place at Neverland (he is Miko’s best man). But he has to leave when he learns the tragic death of Dee Dee Jackson ( Tito’s ex wife and mother of the 3T) who was found dead in her swimming pool by her boyfriend Donald Bohana. The Jackson family gathers at Hayvenhurst to support Tito and his kids the 3T after hearing the tragic death of Dee Dee who was found dead in her boyfriend’s swimming pool.
September 1994 : Katherine, Joe, Randy, Alejandra, Jermaine, Lea Bongo, Genevieve & Randy Jr move from Hayvenhurst to Beverly Park while the house is undergoing renovations due to extensive damage cause by the Northridge earthquake.
March 18, 1995 : Alejandra and Jermaine get married in a secret ceremony at the Hotel Bel Air causing Randy to leave Hayvenhurst!
Some time after, Joe brings a baby boy from Las Vegas to Hayvenhurst. Donte Williams, born on June 13, 1992 is adopted by Joe & Katherine but raised by Jermaine & Alejandra.
January 1996 : Katherine, Joe, Jermaine, Alejandra, Genevieve, Donte & Randy Jr move back into a renovated Hayvenhurst.
July 25, 1996 : Alejandra gives birth to Jermaine’s son Jaafar Jackson and takes him home to Hayvenhurst.
November 25, 1998 : Michael spends Thanksgiving at Hayvenhurst with the Jackson family + Lisa Marie & her kids. The whole family attends except LaToya who stays in Vegas.
February 27, 2000 : A whole episode of E True Hollywood Story is dedicated to LaToya and features an interview of Katherine at Hayvenhurst where she speaks for the first time about LaToya’s reconciliation with the family.
October 07, 2000 : Alejandra gives birth to Jermajesty and takes him home to Hayvenhurst to live with Genevieve, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar, Jermaine, Katherine & Joe.
November 25, 2002 : Janet introduces her new boyfriend Jermaine Dupri to the Jackson family during Thanksgiving dinner at Hayvenhurst.
February 20 2003 : “TAKE 2 : The Footage You Were Not Meant To See” is aired on FOX TV. It includes the outtakes of the Bashir interview & the interviews of Debbie, the Jackson family at Hayvenhurst, Karen Faye, Hamid Moslehi & Jamie Massada. The Arvizo family interview is not included after all.
April 24, 2003 : Michael Jackson “Private Home Movies” airs on Fox TV. Michael hosts this two-hour special from his movie theatre in Neverland. Some never before seen family footage filmed at Hayvenhurst is featured in the special.
June 25, 2004 : Katherine hosts the graduation party of Austin Brown at Hayvenhurt with Janet, Rebbie, LaToya, Jackie & Tito among others.
October 13, 2004 : Rita Cosby visits Hayvehurst and tapes an interview with Alejandra, Genevieve, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar & Jermahesty for the CBS Early show.
November 2004 : Alejandra files for divorce and Jermaines gets married for the third time to his new girlfriend Halima Rashid. Alejandra and her children remain at Hayvenhurst with Katherine.
January 21, 2005 : ABC airs a 20/20 interview of LaToya & Katherine taped at Hayvenhurst where they defend Michael.
June 25, 2009 : After Michael’s tragic death, Prince, Paris and Blanket are taken to Hayvenhurst with Katherine, LaToya, Austin, Jermaine, Halima, Randy & Tito join them.
July 2009 : Omer Bhatti arrives at Hayvenhurst to support the kids. 16 people live at Hayvenhurst : Katherine, Joe, Trent, Alejandra, Genevieve, Randy Jr, Donte, Jaafar, Jermajesty, Prince, Paris, Blanket, Rebbie, Anthony, Omer & Grace. The Cascio family visits the kids there.
July 22, 2009 : For those curious about the kind of home Michael Jackson‘s kids would grow up in under Katherine and Joe, some never-before-seen video of the family may be the best glimpse. The more than 40-hours of footage — showing Joe with several grandchildren in their Hayvenhurst home months before Michael’s death — is the only known video showcasing them living as a family. Joe can be seen repeatedly praising the kids — at one point even telling granddaughter Genevieve she could have a potential singing career because “You have the talent. You are a Jackson.”
December 13, 2009 : A&E Network airs the 1st episode of The Jacksons : A Family Dynasty, a US reality show based on the lives of Jermaine, Marlon, Tito & Jackie and their plan to release an album and tour in celebration of the 40 anniversary of the band. Janet’s voice can be heard in this episode during a phone conversation between her and The Jacksons on her last birthday. Randy refuses to participate in this project and he tweets : “Not only am i a private person but it was too soon for me after losing my brother to be on a reality show. i hope you all understand.”.
March 1 2010 : L.A Children & Family Services go to Hayvenhurst to check on Michael’s children after receiving a secret call from Grace Rwaramba claiming that Blanket was threatened by a stun gun purchased online by Jaafar. When the family finds out that Grace made the call she is fired. TMZ reports that the investigators believe that Dr. Murray may have tried to cover up the fatal dose of propofol. They state that the amount that Dr. Murray told the cops that he gave to Michael Jackson versus the amount of propofol in Michael’s system does not match up. They also report that there was an empty bottle of propofol with a tear in the stopper in a hidden compartment in a closet.
October 9, 2010 : Oprah Winfrey’s production team move into Hayvenhurst to tape an interview with Katherine & Joe. While at Hayvenhurst Oprah gets to interview Prince, Paris & Blanket.
November 30, 2010 : We’ve learned Katherine Jackson and company are in the process of packing boxes and will leave the family home in early December for several months during the remodel.
But there’s a bigger story here. As TMZ first reported, after the infamous “stun gun” incident at the home — in March, when Jaafar allegedly threatened to shock Blanket — Katherine asked Jaafar‘s mother, Alejandra, to take her 5 kids and move.
As we told you, Katherine and the Michael Jackson Estate generously offered Alejandra and her brood a condo MJ owned in the San Fernando Valley, but Alejandra wanted a lot more — thus the stand off.
Now we’re told Katherine is not letting Alejandra back in the house after the remodel. The condo offer still stands, but if she doesn’t accept she’ll have to find somewhere else to live with Jaafar, Jermajesty, Dante and Randy, Jr.
But one of Alejandra’s kids is getting a reprieve from Katherine. We’re told 20-year-old Genevieve will be staying with Katherine and Michael’s kids in a temporary home during the remodel, and she will be the lone child of Alejandra who will be welcomed back to Hayvenhurst.
April 8, 2011 : « Alejandra — who has 5 kids via two of Michael Jackson’s brothers, Randy and Jermaine — has been a squatter in the Encino compound for months — and was probably going to be evicted next week after a court hearing, but she has informed the Michael Jackson Estate she will be moving out by April 14.
The Estate had offered Alejandra a condo, provided she sign a confidentiality agreement, but she refused. Sources tell us the Estate is not paying Alejandra a penny or offering her any housing — this was Alejandra’s decision — and we’re told it’s a clear sign a book deal has been closed.
August 2012 : LaToya starts shooting her upcoming TV reality series “Life With LaToya” which includes a scene filmed at Hayvenhurst.
June 16, 2013 : The whole Jackson family attends Taj’s wedding at Hayvenhurst (except Janet, Marlon, Randy & Paris). Jermaine Jr. Aja, Siggy, Jared, Omer, Genevieve, Stevanna, Randy Jr., Rebbie, TJ, Blanket, La Toya, Royal, Joseph, London Blue, Dee Dee, Katherine, Bryce, Taj, Thayana, Paloma, Tito, Breana, Adren, Taryll, Thaisa, Jansen, Thaina, Frances, Jo Jo, Donte, Stacy.
March 8, 2015 : Katherine, LaToya, Rebbie & Paris attend Frances’s baby shower at Hayvenhurst.
May 30, 2015 : The whole Jackson family attends Prince’s graduation Party at Hayvenhurst (except Janet, Randy & Marlon).
October 2, 2015 : 3T celebrate the premiere of their Lifetime reality show « The Jacksons Next Generation » during a party ay Hayvenhurst. The show features Taj, Taryll & TJ with their wives and kids plus appearances of Prince, Bigi and Katherine. LaToya, Janet & Paris do not appear in the series.
Attorney Howard Weitzman is scoffing at the deed TMZ first told you about … filed by Katherine which gives her 25% ownership in the home, and each of MJ’s 3 kids 25% as well.
Weitzman says it’s laughable that the person on the deed changing the title is Michael Jackson … who is utterly incapable of giving anything to anyone anymore. Weitzman says, “Michael’s estate owns the property for the benefit of his children and Mrs. Jackson has no ownership interest.”
As we reported, although Katherine signed a document attached to the deed, she may not be the mastermind, but Weitzman vows to hunt down the culprit.
September 08, 2016 : According to TMZ : Paris Jackson‘s alone and in charge … living in the back guesthouse at Michael‘s old Encino mansion.
Sources close to the family tell TMZ … Paris had been itching to cut the cord from living with her grandmother in Calabasas … where Blanket and several of her cousins also live. We’re told the family had security concerns about her living just anywhere, so it was suggested she use MJ’s old compound.
Michael’s estate controls all of his properties, meaning … technically, Paris needed permission to live there. We’re told she went to them, and pointed out she basically owns the crib as part of her trust — and the estate didn’t fight her.
As for why she’s in the guesthouse — the main house is being remodeled.
We’re also told Paris is living there completely on her own. She and bf Michael Snoddy recently posted pics from the backyard — he comes and goes, but does NOT live there.
October 29, 2016 : Katherine, LaToya, Prince, Paris, Bigi, 3T, Austin, Alejandra & her kids attend the second annual Jackson Halloween Party at Hayvenhurst.
September 23, 2017 : Janet’s nephew Siggy Jackson gets married at Hayvenhurst.
Many family members attend including, Jackie, his wife and twins, Brandi, Tito, TJ, Taryll, Taj, Prince, Paris, LaToya, Rebbie, Austin, Alejandra & Genevieve.
Janet & Randy are not able to attend because of Janet’s concert in Anaheim.
October 29-31, 2017 : Prince, Paris, Bigi, TJ, Taryll & Taj host Halloween parties at Hayvenhurst for Heal LA & the Dee Dee Foundation. Many family members attend them including, Austin, Brandi & Genevieve.
October 26 + 27, 2018 : Prince & 3T host the 3rd annual Costume for a Cause Halloween event at Hayvenhurst hosted by Dee Dee Jackson Foundation and Heal Los Angeles.
October 25, 2019 : Prince hosts The Heal LA Foundation’s 3rd Annual “Thriller Night” Costume Party at Hayvenhurst with many family members (Bigi, Paris, 3T etc).
October 30, 2020 : On the eve of Halloween, Omarion will take us on a special trip for the launch of his new studio album The Kinection, Billboard can exclusively reveal. The Grammy-nominated singer and rapper will present the LP with a release event beaming live from Michael Jackson’s Hayvenhurst Estate, and hosted by the late King of Pop’s son Prince Jackson. Also, viewers will get insights into the new album and enjoy a virtual tour through areas of the estate where Omarion’s hero lived and worked.
October 29, 2021 : Many members and friends of the Jackson family attend the annual Halloween party and fundraiser at Hayvenhurst hosted by Prince Jackson including Chris Tucker, Paris, Bigi, Austin, TJ, Taj & Taryll.
October 30, 2021 : 3T host a second Halloween party and fundraiser at Hayvenhurst for the Dee Dee Foundation
October 31, 2021 : Third and last Halloween Party at Hayvenhurst.