La Toya Jackson with Paris, Prince, and Prince II, who is better know as 'Blanket' (Getty Images)
According to the "Life With La Toya" star, she was actually an early adopter of Prince (she liked it because it was the name of her maternal grandfather), and it was her famous little brother who followed her lead. "I've always named all my dogs Prince … since I was 16 years old," the 56-year-old tells omg!. "Actually, Prince and Paris," the latter also being the name of Michael's daughter.
La Toya explains that it all stems back to a name pact she made years ago with her brother and her best friend Kathy Hilton (yes, Paris' mom), who she has known since they were 12 years old. "It's so funny because when we were growing up, we all said that we were going to [one day] have children. And I told them, 'Well, I'm going to name my first son Prince and my first daughter Paris.' We all said it. Then Kathy had kids, she did it. Michael had kids, he did it. And me, well, I only had dogs!"
La Toya's pup Prince relaxing... (Twitter)
...and on the go. (Twitter)
So through the years, La Toya has recycled the names Prince and Paris on her various four-legged friends, including her current pup Prince, who is treated like royalty! When we spoke with La Toya, the 5-year-old pooch was being looked after by a handler nearby. While he waited for his owner to return, he was nestled cozily in a Louis Vuitton dog carrier, a posh product that retails for upwards of $2,300. Sounds like a life fit for a Prince.
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