Debbie Rowe My Fiance is Already Married!!!

6/10/2014 3:50 PM PDT

Debbie Rowe -- My Fiance is Already Married!!!


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's ex-wife is set to marry Jackson's former close friend and business associate ... but turns out there's a small problem -- he's already married.

Marc Schaffel is engaged to Rowe though a date for the wedding has not been set.  Turns out ... Shaffel married model Kerstin Christa Nissen in 1992.  According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- they separated 8 months later but never got divorced.

Shaffel got around to filing papers last week, citing irreconcilable differences.

It generally takes 6 months for the divorce to become final, so Rowe will just have to cool her jets.