UPDATE: It is now being said that Jackson never officially legally adopted his children because he thought no one would ever attempt to claim custody of them.
So… could his family, then, lose custody?
Does that even matter if he didn’t legally adopt them? If agreements were signed, isn’t that a sort of contract? I suppose we’ll find out later…
Us Weekly is reporting that even though Michael Jackson was married to Debbie Rowe (who was a surrogate), he is not the biological father of his children.
Arnold Klein, Jackson’s dermatologist and Rowe’s boss, is the father.
“He is the dad,” says a Jackson insider. “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth.”
Jackson and Rowe never admitted the truth behind their children, but back in 2002, Rowe said, “I said, ‘Let me do this. You need to be a dad. You have been so good to me.'”
It is also being reported that even though Rowe was the surrogate, her eggs weren’t used to conceive the two children she bore, and that they were conceived in vitro. But apparently she was paid very well for her “services” in the births of Prince Michael and Paris.
In the case of Prince Michael II, nicknamed “Blanket,” it is being reported that the surrogate was never told the identity of the revealing parent, who turned out to be Jackson. And just three days after he 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.
Interesting facts. But does it really come as a surprise to anyone?