Debbie Rowe has revealed Michael Jackson is not the biological father of his children
The mother of Michael Jackson‘s first two children, Debbie Rowe, has claimed the star is not their biological father.
The fate of Prince, 12, and Paris, 11, has been thrown in to question after Debbie reportedly revealed she will not be seeking custody of them, and that Jackson was not their real father.
The identity of the mother of Jackson’s third child, Prince II, has never been revealed.
In a candid interview, Debbie, who was married to Michael for three years, says she was artificially inseminated – by an anonymous donor.
The pair first met when Debbie was a receptionist at Michael’s dermatology clinic.
She said: ‘Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, “I will have your babies“.
‘It was a place in both of our lives when we were both very lonely. We both loved animals. That’s how we got talking.
‘He started letting me into the treatment rooms, letting me help the doctor with him. He would come in three or four times a week. I started talking to him about his divorce from Lisa Marie.
‘Michael said that he always wanted children, but she didn’t want children with him.
‘I offered him my womb – it was a gift. It was something I did to keep him happy.
‘I was just the vessel. It wasn’t Michael‘s sperm.’
She added: ‘I got paid for it, and I’ve moved on. I know I will never see my children again.’
Debbie said the couple never had sex during their marriage, and lived in separate houses.
She explained: ‘He wanted to pretend that we were a family. But we never lived together as a couple. We never had sex. He was on the road, doing his thing.
‘He never wanted to live with me. That’s why he bought me a house. There was always ‘my house’ and ‘his house’, never ‘our house’.
‘We would jump in bed together and read magazines and watch movies, with all the animals around us before the kids were involved. We used to hang out with each other.
‘But that was his life. That’s Michael. That was what it was like.’
Debbie says the union went sour when, after the birth of Paris, she found she could no longer conceive.
‘After the second birth had so many problems, he knew I couldn’t have kids any more. He didn’t want anything to do with me. He took the kids. The settlement was written up, and he just wanted me to be quiet.’
And Debbie has said she does not want custody of the children: ‘I was never a good mother, I never felt any attachment to them. It was a better feeling giving them to him than it was keeping them as my own.
‘I know I will never see them again. I was never cut out to be a mother – I was no good. I don’t want these children in my life. My children are my animals now.’
It is believed the main battle for custody could centre around Michael’s mother, Katherine, 80, and the children’s nanny, Grace Rwaramba, 42.
A source told the News of the World: ‘Katherine wants the kids. But Michael always said he wanted Grace to have them if something happened to him.’
Grace, who has worked for Jackson for nearly two decades after starting as an office assistant, is reportedly a main focus in the children’s lives, and they call her ‘mum’.
The source added: ‘Michael’s wishes were known. He wanted Grace to have the kids. They love her. If the kids had a choice they’d pick her.’