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Jackson/Rowe Not the Biological Parents

6/30/2009 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've learned Michael Jackson was not the biological father of any of his children. And Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two kids she bore for Michael. All three children were conceived in vitro -- outside the womb.

Multiple sources deeply connected to the births tell us Michael was not the sperm donor for any of his kids. Debbie's eggs were not used. She was merely the surrogate, and paid well for her services in the births of Michael Jr. and Paris.

In the case of Prince Michael II (the youngest), 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.




Jackson's Body to Return to Neverland


Michael Jackson Neverland RanchWe've just learned Michael Jackson's body is set to be driven to Neverland Ranch late Thursday morning.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ upwards of a 30 car motorcade -- including Jackson's body -- will be traveling from Los Angeles to Neverland at 10 AM on Thursday.

We're told law enforcement is currently meeting to discuss security and traffic control. Our sources say plans are in the works for a public viewing to take place on either Friday or Saturday.

Story developing...


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Jackson Never Adopted Kids


Michael JacksonWe've learned Michael Jackson never adopted his three children, even though he's not the biological father.

We broke the story that neither Jackson nor Debbie Rowe are the biological parents of Michael Jr. and Paris. And Michael was not the biological parent of Prince Michael II either.

Now here's the rub. We've learned Jackson never filed legal papers to adopt any of his children. Legal experts tell us Jackson would be presumed the father but it's not conclusive by any means.

As for why Jackson didn't formally adopt -- we're told at the time the kids were born there was no third party whom he believed would try and claim custody. For some reason, Jackson never thought Debbie Rowe would mount a custody challenge.

Michael Jackson -- Rare Family Photos


Over 20 never-before-seen pictures of Michael Jackson have emerged showing him as he lived his everyday life.

Michael Jackson


From birthday to costume parties, these pictures show a candid, unmasked, genuinely happy Michael as he interacts with his children, employees and friends.

Mourning Michael Jackson


Ever since the passing of The King Of Pop, the public response has been incredible. Check out the pictures of those affected by the death of Michael Jackson.



Michael Jackson Concert Rehearsal


Just two days before he died, Michael Jackson practiced his moves during a rehearsal at Staples Center in L.A. for the London concerts.

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Michael Jackson's Last Art Purchase


Michael Jackson bought some pretty expensive art two weeks before he died.

MIchael Jackson Art

On June 11, Jackson purchased a picture of the Wicked Witch of the West, a painting called "The Donut Queen," and a painting called "Play Ball." The artist for all three works was Nelson De La Nuez. Jackson plunked down $13,000 for the three items, which were delivered to his home on June 15.

We're told Jackson was "obsessed" with the Wicked Witch painting.

Here's the weirdest part. Someone from AEG handled the money side of the transaction. We have the bank wire -- AEG dealt directly with the art seller.

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1.

PinyPoshe    

YOU GUYS NEED TO BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.. WHY CAN'T YOU LET THIS MAN DIE IN PEACE. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO TRY AN DEFAME PEOPLE? EVERYONE KNOWS HIS TROUBLES, BUT HE IS GONE NOW AND YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO GAIN FROM IT. YOU ARE VULTURES AND I HATE YOU..... I HOPE WHEN YOU GUYS DIE, PEOPLE ARE AS NICE TO YOU AS YOU HAVE BEEN TO MICHAEL JACKSON. SHOW SOME REMORSE.... OH, I'M SORRY YOU GUYS ARE REPORTERS AND LACK THAT HUMAN SIDE....

1938 days ago
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Angelina    

I feel like it doesn't matter who the parents are if him and his wife have raised the kids then they are considered theirs and they should let MJ rest in peace it dont matter tabloids are alays looking for something to gossip about. The man is dead let him be his past is old OMG you people are so silly

1938 days ago
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RockinRoadie    

knowing this fruitcake I wouldnt put it past him to do this so he can moleste them too
we'll probably hear this later on theres really something wrong with the entire jackson picture
they're a disgrace every single one of them

1938 days ago
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Angelina    

RESPONSE TO YOU ROCKIE OR WHOEVER YOU ARE A DISGRACE TO THE HUMAN RACE I MEAN OMG WHY SIT AND TALK ABOUT A DEAD PERSON I MEAN YEAH YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION BUT I DIDN;T SEE HIM IN JAIL FOR MOLESTING KIDS HELLO DID YOU NOT SEE IT IN THE PAPER ****NOT GUILTY**** YOU PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HELL

1938 days ago
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wackojackohater    

This gets weirder and weirder all the time. And why don't these kids ever smile. They all look so very unhappy. And why are their pics of half nude kids and kids tied to trees? I don't get it, and I don't think I really want to.

1938 days ago
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RockinRoadie    

No one and I mean no one pays out millions to quiet a victim of molestation and claims to be innocent
No one
makes you wonder what he could have done to those kids
at least they wont have to dress for halloween anymore
ever wonder what this could do to their minds
there isnt one single celebrity that does this to their children not one
I think they are now safer without him around
hopefully they will have a better life than fruitcake every day

1938 days ago
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mrg1954    


I believe that Michael Jackson is t he father of the children. Although he kept their faces covered, the two older children do bear some resemblance to him.

Michael's second wife, who is the assumed mother of the children, seems to be a bit unstable. When she first learded of Michael's death, she said that she would take the children and raise them. The next day she said she did not want anything to do with them and now she wants a custody battle with Michael's mother. The children are better off with a good woman like Michael's mother. Children should never be exposed to an unstable parent if it can be avoided.

1938 days ago
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INKLING    

They are just three children that are always going to be caught up in a whirlwind of speculation and innuendoes for the rest of their lives. The best thing that could possibly happen to those children would be if they were anonymously adopted out to complete unknowns out of the public eye where they can grow up to become who they are and not what the public wants them to be.

1938 days ago
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StrangerThanFiction    

The more we learn about this FREAKIN CREEP the STRANGER things get. Since he was not their BIOLOGICAL FATHER who knows what atrocities these children endured. Wacko Jacko should be buried in THE OUTHOUSE PIT cause that's what he is HUMAN EXCRETEMENT.

1938 days ago
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Ally knew. so what?    

of course MJ wasn't their father. he can bleach his skin til there's no tomorrow, there's no bleaching your GENES. none of those kids is black. hello. does it matter whether he was their biological father, or adopted them? he took care of them. those kids never wanted for anything as far as anyone knows. let's all hate MJ for his generosity. . . .
RIP Michael Jackson

1938 days ago
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Tink    

Regardless of your feelings for Michael Jackson the person, these children just lost their father.

1938 days ago
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Linda    

I think the 2 oldest resemble her.....i think its bull that she is not the biological mother.....this whole thing is getting out of hand

1938 days ago
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Blacksun166    

I think that people with negative comments, although entitled to their own opinion should really choose to word them a bit different. Although Michael Jackson was an extremely controversial public figure, he was none the less an icon world wide. His contributions to the evolution of the music industry will be long remembered, if in fact they are ever forgotten at all. Let the man rest in peace.

1938 days ago
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MJ is a child rapist    

who ever sold their seeds to them will rot in hell.That man wanted him a live in kid to rape and nothing more.Bet that's not the first time that poor little guy had his legs wrapped around that sick f*cks neck.Mj will had the devils legs wrapped around his neck right about now.

1938 days ago
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shrink    

Dateline re-aired an interview with Jackson from 2003 and as I watched, it revealed a very troubled man. He was clearly mentally ill. If his childhood was as he said, it is with good reason. The beatings and pressure from his dad to be the best and being told he was ugly created the mess he was in adulthood. His love of children was warped. I don't doubt there was love, just an unhealthy type of love to say the least. Making life strange was his choice, then made his childrens' lives just as strange. Putting masks on them to go out in public?? I am certain that DNA tests would prove that they are not his kids biologically. They were bought and paid for just like all his other collectables. This is going to turn out to be a mess in the courts and will go on and on. He stated in the interview that when his daughter was born, he cut the imbilicle cord, wrapped her up and made a run for it!! No cleaning the fluids off, just ran out of the hospital with her. Oh please, who would believe that was possible? He clearly had lost touch with reality long ago. Who was going to interfer with his lifestyle? Certainly not his family, who was living high due to him. It's very sad because in the early years there was a point when it started slipping away and there was no one to pull him back. The best thing for these children would be to go to a stable non-celebrity family far far away from L.A. and the sooner the better.

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