LOS ANGELES: Katherine Jackson returned home to her grandchildren Thursday after a family battle led a US judge to transfer the guardianship of late singer Michael Jackson's three children to his nephew TJ.
Jackson's 14-year-old daughter Paris -- who had been broadcasting her fears about her grandmother's whereabouts on Twitter for days -- tweeted "grandma's here! #thankyougod" early Thursday morning.
Katherine Jackson, the late singer's mother, was granted custody of Paris, Prince Michael, 15, and Blanket, 10 after their father's death.
Judge Mitchell Beckloff suspended that arrangement on Wednesday because she had left the family home in Los Angeles.
She vowed later Wednesday to fight to regain legal guardianship of the children.
"I am devastated that while I've been away, my grandchildren have been taken away from me, and I'm coming home to see about that," Katherine Jackson said in an interview with ABC News.
The fractious family has been embroiled in legal and financial disputes since the pop star's sudden death in June 2009 from an overdose of Propofol, a powerful anesthetic.
Entertainment media portrayed the 82-year-old Jackson family matriarch's absence as an abduction by Michael's siblings, who are allegedly furious they did not inherit any of the singer's assets.
Paris fueled the speculation with a series of tweets in which she insisted her grandmother was "missing" and wrote "something is really off, this isn't like her at all... I wanna talk directly to my grandmother."
But Katherine Jackson insisted she was visiting a spa in Arizona to rest and that rumors of a kidnapping were false, telling ABC News "My children would never do anything to me like that."
Prince Michael was not convinced.
"As long as I can remember my dad had repeatedly warned me of certain people and their ways," he wrote in a lengthy tweet.
"Although I am happy my grandma was returned, after speaking with her I realized how misguided and how badly she was lied to. I'm really angry and hurt." (AFP)