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Debbie Rowe

I've Changed My Mind

I'm Marrying Marc Schaffel

4/10/2014 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Debbie Rowe Engaged
Debbie Rowe
has had a change of heart and decided to marry long-time friend Marc Schaffel ... and the flip flop has to do with her health.

Rowe -- who was famously married to Michael Jackson and had 2 kids while she was married to him -- tells TMZ ... when Schaffel gave her what looked like an engagement ring 3 weeks ago, she made it clear she would NOT marry him ... largely because she feared she had terminal cancer.

Rowe says she got the word from her doctors Wednesday ... she has sarcoidosis -- an auto-immune disease which is NOT cancer and not life-threatening. 

She has decided to now say yes to Schaffel's proposal, telling TMZ, "He loves me, knows my kids, loves my kids and we'll see where this goes."  Rowe says they have not set a date.

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1.

Pitch    

And this is news worthy? Why? Slow day cause there is not Beebs to rant about.

107 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

it's just a guess, but: I don't think anybody cares. just guessin'. celebrity news? pffft

107 days ago
3.

KicksandGiggles    

WTH cares who she marries??? At least she doesn't have any more kids to sell.

107 days ago
4.

Truth is    

Her and MJ and the entire follywood are liars

107 days ago
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Farrakhan Ashy Larry    

Wait...that's not Dr.Phil?

107 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Didn't know Dr. Phil was bangin' this ex MJ heffer.

107 days ago
7.

OneWayStreet    

Who cares about either of these people. I thought this was a celebrity gossip site? And yes, I purposefully clicked this, scrolled down without reading just to comment on how dumb this "story" is.

107 days ago
8.

Rectum?Damn Nearly Killed Him    

Ahhh another same sex couple... Brings a tear to my eye.

107 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

I care more about the price of peanut butter than I do about this woman.

107 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

Lol so E! Was right?

107 days ago
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1uniquemonique    

Debbie better change doctors. Sarcodosis is life threatening. That's what killed Bernie Mac.

107 days ago
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Meteorgirl85    

Sorry to say, but Sarcoidosis IS life-threatening !! I know two people personally and know of many more that have died from it !!

107 days ago
13.

Eric in L.A.    

I like the way TMZ worded it. "Rowe -- who was famously married to Michael Jackson and had 2 kids while she was married to him".

TMZ never said the kids were biologically Michael's. LOL

107 days ago
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gemini81    

So is this still technically a gay marriage?

107 days ago
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Meteorgirl85    

Sorry to say...Sarcoidosis IS life-threatening. I know TWO people personally who have died from it...as well as many patients that I have cared for !!

107 days ago
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