It seems like the Michael Jackson family drama has not ended even in death. Given the public spectacle of it all, it’s hard to say who ultimately will have these children’s best interest at heart.
Debbie Rowe ‘to go to court to try to gain custody of her and Michael Jackson’s children Prince and Paris’
By JAMES LEYFIELD
Debbie Rowe is reportedly set to go to court to try to claim custody of her two children with Michael Jackson.
The 55-year-old, who had kids Prince Jackson, 17, and 16-year-old Paris Jackson, with the late music legend – who died in 2009 aged 50 – is allegedly keen to get guardianship of the pair because she feels Michael’s mother and co-guardian Katherine Jackson is too old, sources have told TMZ.
The website quotes Debbie as telling a friend: ‘Katherine’s not connected with the kids or involved in their lives.’
Claims: Debbie Rowe is reportedly set to go to court to try to claim custody of Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson, her two children with late singer Michael Jackson
Reports: As well as Prince (left) and Paris (centre), Debbie is also said to be keen to gain guardianship of Michael’s third child, Blanket, 12, who was born via surrogate
Katherine and Michael’s nephew TJ Jackson are currently acting as co-guardians of Prince, Paris and 12-year-old Blanket Jackson – who was born via a surrogate mother – and Debbie is also said to be keen to get custody of Blanket, despite not being his biological mother.
She is thought to be keen to move the three children to her home in Palmdale, California, where she breeds horses, and as a result she is prepared to go to court to ask a judge to appoint her as their legal guardian.
Sources told the website she doesn’t want any of the money from Michael Jackson’s estate but is simply seeking guardianship because she adores the kids.Debbie – who was married to the Beat It hitmaker from 1996 to 1999 – is said to like TJ but has grown concerned that he has been away from the child for long spells after recently going on tour.
It has also been claimed that she wants to get closer to Paris – who was hospitalised following a reported suicide attempt last June – but Debbie is said to be most concerned about Blanket’s welfare.