Much hay has been made in the last 72 or so hours about the paternity and future guardianship of Michael Jackson’s kids. One can only hope said kids don’t have Internet access.
So apparently Debbie Rowe, the woman who birthed two of Jackson’s children and just recently claimed to not be their biological mother, is entering the horse race over the kids’ guardianship. This is despite the fact Rowe filed a petition in 2001 to end her parental rights. Add to that comments Rowe made in several years ago, when reports of the grandmother possibly adopting the children sprang up, declaring she would “never consent to such a thing” and was “certain” Jackson’s parents “would not properly care for the children.” Though it seemed just a day ago Rowe would take no part in any custodial mêlée, she will now send her lawyer, Eric George, to represent her at a hearing on Monday.
And now comes one of the stranger wrinkles. Jackson’s will became public yesterday. In it Jackson, as many believed he would, left the custodianship of his children to mother Katherine. HOWEVER, the will states that if Katherine had passed or was unfit to take the children guardianship would get kicked to Diana Ross. For time the time being, it does not appear Ross will buy a ticket for the guardianship sweepstakes.
In related news, experts suspect Jackson’s children will return to living a “normal” life by the year 2037.
On another note, this is still awesome: