His favourite pastime was taking his children to fast-food drive-throughs."We'd go to a drive-through and he'd insist on ordering," says Whitfield.
"As we drove to the window to pay for it he'd say, 'If these people only knew who just ordered that!
' They never did."Birthdays were extravagant but lonely."There were cotton-candy machines, popcorn machines, a clown that does make-up and makes balloons but no children," says Beard.
According to Whitfield the only guests were "Mr Jackson, his kids, the nanny, school teacher, us.
Bizarre antics accompanied his every move, according to their new book.The bodyguards also emphasise that the singer was a devoted father to his children Prince, now 17, Paris, aged 16 and Blanket, 12."He was an awesome father," insists Whitfield."The kids would constantly tell him, 'I love you daddy.' He was everything to them.They were regular kids, very well mannered, very polite."Jackson's paternity of his children has been widely questioned and Whitfield adds: "When you met the kids you began to wonder but as you got to know them it didn't matter."The signer's greatest desire was to live a "normal" life wishing that he could shop at Walmart and have a beer at a bar.That's about it."But Jackson had little love for his relatives - his abusive father, his brothers and younger sister dismissed as "Little Janet", say the bodyguards.His family had to make appointments to visit him and if they turned up unannounced they would not be let in. I've belonged to other sites, and some of them have cost plenty. " Read what people are saying about Connecting Singles... It's a great way to get better acquainted with members you've met on CS and a great excuse to travel to a place you may not have had the chance to visit alone.HE WAS a pop icon loved by millions but known by few.Jackson was apparently always excited when Friend came to town and sent his bodyguards to buy her lavish gifts from stores such as Tiffany.Flower would come a few days after Friend had left and Jackson would repeat his clandestine sex sessions.The King of Pop's life is revealed in Remember The Time by Whitfield and Beard and published today.Jackson trusted them with his life, his children and his secrets.