The secrets are coming out now that pop star Michael Jackson has passed away. Yesterday, it was reported that Jackson is not the biological father to his children (at least his two oldest, possibly all three), and now comes word that his ex-wife Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11.
Yes, Rowe did carry both children, however, her eggs were not used. Reportedly all three of Jackson’s children were conceived in vitro.
Sources claim the late music icon is not the sperm donor for any of his children and Debbie’s eggs were not used with the two children she birthed. Rowe was a “paid surrogate.”
As for Michael’s youngest child, Prince Michael II, 7, (nicknamed Blanket), TMZ says:
“We’re told the surrogate was never told of the identity of the “receiving parent” — Michael Jackson. Three days after Prince was born at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego County, Jackson’s lawyer came to the hospital to pick the baby up and deliver him to Michael.
We do not know if Jackson chose the sperm or egg donors or if he even knew who they were.
Although Rowe is not the biological mother, it’s not a slam dunk that she would lose a custody battle. This type of case has never been litigated in California courts. Since Rowe was married to Jackson when Michael Jr. and Paris were born, there’s a presumption that she’s the biological parent. That presumption can be rebutted by other evidence.
We know there are documents outlining the whole arrangement for the birth of all three kids. Nonetheless, it’s still an open issue with the courts.”
What will this mean for the children? Will this affect their grandmother’s guardianship? Let’s hope not.