2nd Update: Debbie Rowe’s lawyer told Radaronline that she is the biological mother of Paris and Prince, Michael Jackson’s eldest children.
Update: this just in, according to CNN, Michael Jackson’s body will return to his Neverland Ranch on Thursday morning for a public viewing Friday. A private memorial service is scheduled for Sunday.
US is reporting:
Though Michael Jackson was wed to Prince and Paris’ mother, Debbie Rowe, their biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson’s L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe’s former boss, multiple sources confirm to the new issue of Us Weekly.
“He is the dad, ” says a Jackson insider. “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth.”
Though neither Rowe nor Jackson ever confessed to their kids’ true lineage, she did admit in 2002 that she carried his children as a personal favor (and would not confirm that the marriage was ever consummated).
Also, multiple sources are telling TMZ that Jackson’s ex-wife, Debbie Rowe isn’t the biological mom of his two eldest children, either, that she acted as a surrogate. If true, that could explain her strange disconnection from from Prince and Paris, the two children she bore.
Plus, the Wall Street Journal reports that a will from 2002 that divides his estate between Jackson’s mother, children and charities, but does not include his father. Reportedly, two other wills have also surfaced, while Michael’s parents claim there is no valid will. Sounds like a mess. Jackson’s parents have temporary custody of Jackson’s children and are petitioning to be the administrators of his estate.
Some positive news: According to Billboard, “industry prognosticators indicate that three of Jackson’s albums — “Number Ones, ” “The Essential Michael Jackson” and “Thriller” — each sold around 100, 000 copies last week. The sales tracking week ended at the close of business on Sunday (June 28) night.” Wow.