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Jackson/Rowe Not the Biological Parents

6/30/2009 1:00 PM 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.



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706.

zeni    

you know the kids that are half of a darker skin colored race some times to not look darker
my great grand mother on my mom's side was native
only two of my brothers ended up with a darker skin tone when they got older

plus they can always do a DNA test on the two kids in question

and after all of this drama is over with and the will has been delt with
and they might restore the never land ranch i hope ^_^

TMZ is good for looking into the truth other than those mags you find at the check up stands
they will even ask the person in question if said stuff is true
tho they only show tmz around midnight on the channel i watch it on
at least its got some real news ^_^"

1856 days ago
707.

Kem    

Those aren't his kid's.... biological or legally. Michael's sperm was not used and he did not go through legal adoption proceedings. Micahel had a screwed up life and screwed up the lives of somebody else's kids...Now they are in limbo because he was crazy.

1856 days ago
708.

Kristy    

Heres the thing, does anybody think about these kids when they are advertising these speculations. They lost a dad regardless. Now they are hearing crap on TV that they never had a REAL mom or dad.. The way I see it those kids were raised by Michael/Rowe, so guess what that is their mom and dad.. A donor is what it is, "A DONOR". The bottom line is, Who raised them? I dont believe that they arent the "real parents" Leave the rumors out of the media and let these kids mourn!!

1856 days ago
709.

erijekfiesjf    

hey patty00005, what do you want to know about farrah? she died of ANAL cancer, do you know that 95% of all anal cancer cases are in Gay Men?

People PLEASE stop doing anal....or your die!! lol!!!

1856 days ago
710.

sair    

i believe it i mean come on all 3 kids look alike and they ALL have Blue eyes. get real.

1856 days ago
711.

MsCookierox    

I beleive the kids arent Biologicaly Michaels (they dont look a thing like him when he was 'natural' and before he changed into a white old lady..but if you look closely the lil girl looks just like Debbie...She has her thin lips and prominent Jaw...the lil boy has her looks too.... still luv Michael's music tho, regardless of what he looked like or what he did with his personal life..

1856 days ago
712.

fastwalker    

A while back, someone posted that you do not have to be a biological father to be a parent. That is totally true. It only matters that these children [whatever their origin] were cared for, loved and brought up to be responsible. Michael's domestic arrangements are not ones I would choose for myself. Nevertheless I am not able to say how well he parented his children. So why does this article even matter? Wny is it amongst the most commented and why does it rankle so much?

It matters because of "race"....

To be more specific, the fact that Michael though born black appears to have repudiated his blackness by altering his physical appearance and more than that, may have even propogated a deception, claiming [if the reports are correct] to have fathered children that [again.... if the reports are correct] were actually conceived using the sperm of a caucasian. In simple terms.... Michael Jackson born black, died black, but may well have done all in his power to avoid fathering a black child. This story matters because, it throws up the worst of all racial stereotypes... that in some way black people are less than white people

In the end, most people will not be shocked even if this turns out to be true. This is because despite his comments to Oprah Winfrey about being a "proud black American" Michael's action spoke somewhat louder than his words. This story is newsworthyness only to the extent that it a story of the "aha I told you so" variety.

My fellow bloggers, legacy is both intended and unitended. This is the case whether you are Michael Jackson or Michael Smith. Michael Jackson'e legacy is that of a genius, innovator, icon, humanitarian and sadly of a deeply tortured man.

1856 days ago
713.

Larry Beerhouse    

OMG! Does that mean these two ex lovebirds just cohabited and never actually sleep together? So who actually conceived the children?

1856 days ago
714.

Holly Clark    

I am not surprised. I agree the children seem very white. I just hope that Michael didn't choose to use his own sperm so that he could molest these too--bless their hearts! Social Services stepped in on Octomom and her surogate issue..where are they now? These children need to be checked to make sure they are ok--I pray he didn't make babies to be born to be molested. HOWEVER I think Michael in his own mind believed he was loving these children.. I still feel he was a very misguided man--unfortunately. What a nightmare his childhood was--please tell me his family won't raise these children like he was raised! Michaels dad is already trying to make money off of Michael's death... still exploiting. Someone take these children away from this ratrace!

1856 days ago
715.

Think about it... You be the Judge...    

I do believe that Debbie is the Mother of the two older children. Their facial structure are very much alike. She's just showing respect for Michael until he's buried. What I would like to know is: Why does Kathrine Jackson live in Encino and Joe Jackson live in Las Vegas? Why was the first call made to Las Vegas before 911 was called? Did Joe Jackson know this doctor that was staying with Michael?

1856 days ago
716.

Ms. Toxic    

I've never been a die hard, obsessive fan of Micheal Jackson's (or any other celeb for that matter). I'm definitely a fan of M.J.'s musical talent and his gift to entertain in general. I think most of us forget that he was indeed a real human being just like all of us. His life has been soooooo public. I dare to ask: How would you feel if you, personally, were under constant observation? Like you were some new creature, unhuman. Your every move, your every decision being scrutinized by an unimaginable number of people, the favored majority of whom you have never even known? Think about that for a minute.
I know Micheal Jackson was ecsentric. He lived a very different and unique life in comparrison with most of us INCLUDING most stars. He was an icon! Lindsay Lohan, Tom Cruise, Heidi Klum, and the list goes on... could ALL go out in public. They might be mini-mobbed... people asking for autographs & pictures... the occasional weirdo who needs to be escorted away by security/bodyguards. If Micheal Jackson tried to go out and buy a bagel at a local coffee shop, he'd be trampled.
Many Americans get plastic surgery, go through custody battles, get accused of monsterous crimes, are parents to test tube babies, and unnumbered other things...
I say, let the man rest in peace. Maybe he'll be able to be free now.

1856 days ago
717.

Pam M    

These poor children were messed up before they were even born by these crazy people. Even crazier was him naming Diana Ross to raise them if Katherine Jackson could not. These kids will be shuffled around until they are old enough and then who knows what their life will be like then.

1856 days ago
718.

bud    

MJ picked good-looking-famous-people to donate the genetics for the kids; designer babies. Liz Taylor, Lisa Presley, Brook Shields, Liza Minnelli, Princess Diana, Liberace, Paul McCartney, Donny Osmond, Marlon Brando, Woody Allen, Pete Townshend... take your best guess who.

1856 days ago
719.

bj    

I do not think so those beautiful kids are his children and miss Rowe's too!!!

1856 days ago
720.

Pretjene    

ITS OBVIOUS they did NOT use any of that HAG Debbie Rowe's DNA, Michael only married her to provide stability to the kids, as for her having ANY claim on them, NOPE...it was a BUSINESS DEAL, is she forgetting the FIVE MILLION MJ paid her? These attention whores are getting really old....the SAME person who raised MJ needs to raise his kids, HIS VERY OWN MOTHER, he has sisters and brothers, those kids will be FINE...as long as these LUNATICS who DO NOT EVEN know the kids are kept at bay! The children are all beautiful, but OBVIOUSLY Blanket is the most desirable and pretty faced of the three....he looks like Michael...such delicate features. KEEP these MONSTERS away from the kids, especially that hag ROWE.....

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