March 15, 2021
There is clearly no romantic relationship between Paris Jackson and Emile Hirsch. As one insider shared during an interview, the two have been close friends for years.
Emile Hirsch recently took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and Paris Jackson. He captioned the snap: "Hiding out with you." Fans soon started speculating that the pair were dating.
However, PEOPLE learned from a source that Hirsch and Jackson are not romantically involved. "They're just friends ... homies," the tipster explained. "They've been friends for a long time."
Jackson, the only daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe, also defended their friendship in the comments section after one social media user mentioned the relationship made her uncomfortable.
"He's actually one of the youngest homies of mine," the model wrote. "One of my best friends is in their 50s. You probably don't have friends older than you because elders may find you annoying."
That's not the first time Hirsch uploaded a photo of himself getting close with Jackson recently. One picture he shared on February 23 was of himself giving Jackson a peck on the cheek.
Prior to her revelation, Jackson was mourning the death of her two close friends.
In August, E! News confirmed that Jackson had called it quits from her boyfriend of over two years, musician Gabriel Glenn. The former couple formed a musical duo called The Soundflowers.
Meanwhile, as of August 2015, Hirsch has maintained a relatively low Hollywood profile after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault and being sentenced to fifteen days in jail.
After choking a woman at the Sundance Film Festival earlier that year, he was arrested and checked into rehab afterward. During the attack, he claimed he was too drunk to remember what happened.
In October, after Paris Hilton spoke about the abuse she allegedly suffered while attending a Utah boarding school, Jackson stood in solidarity with the socialite.
Several posts were made on Jackson's Instagram Story at the time, revealing that she was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder when she was at a similar school.