Pieces from Paris’ interview in the Daily Mail’s “Event” magazine, 14th April 2013
“I have a lot of memories of my father. We were privileged because we had our dad and we had our house that we were living in. We knew he was a singer. I guess I got used to it. It just seemed normal to me at the time.
"He was an incredible father. We all loved him to death. He had that good energy where you just didn’t want to leave. Like, you’re always just comfortable with him. Literally every time he would leave the room I’d say, ‘I love you,’ because I’d be scared of what could happen. You know, I’ve seen way too many movies.
"He wanted the best for us. He always made sure we were healthy. He made sure we stuck to school. He’d try to educate us as much as he could and was always looking out for us. He was very protective.”
She revisited her childhood home two years ago, and noted sadly the Ferris wheel had been removed.
“I cried and cried,” Paris says. “It’s beautiful there. It still has good energy. I think it should be restored to how it used to be, so that the children who couldn’t have a childhood could have fun there. That was his goal - like kids in hospital. They should restore all the rides and everything. As soon as I’m an adult” - she snaps her fingers - “I am on it. Count on it.”
“My dad taught me how to dance. I would always dance. And yes, he did teach me the moonwalk.”
“Our central place was his room. It was just me and my brothers and him. It wasn’t huge. That was just the place we would stay, the nucleus of the family. His room had such good energy so that’s why it was always more comfortable there.”
She treasures a note he wrote to her in which he expressed his undying love: “I want to get that tattooed on my left wrist and my grandma’s name tattooed on my right wrist - when I am old enough, of course.”
“We grew up listening to everything. We listened to a lot of classics, like Motown. Dad was a really big Queen fan. Oh my god, I love Freddie Mercury so much!”
She says she dreams of being a heart doctor. “I want to be an actress, but just throughout high school. Then I want to go to medical school and be a doctor specializing in heart surgery. I want to help people, that’s it.”
Paris spent her 15th birthday shopping with her mother Debbie Rowe. The two have recently rekindled their relationship. “When I’m with my mum we don’t really have any security with us. Which is really nice. We went shopping around Hollywood. We shopped at Amoeba Records, which was really fun.”