According to TMZ, Debbie Rowe (55),the biological mother of the late Michael Jackson’s two oldest children (Prince Jr., 17, and Paris Katherine Jackson, 16) is taking the Jackson Family to court in an attempt to gain full custody of the children, even 12-year-old Prince Michael Jackson II, a.k.a. "Blanket."
The children are legally under custody of Michael’s mother Katherine and his nephew TJ Jackson, but Rowe claims Mrs. Jackson is getting older and unable to successfully care for the teens, and that the other relatives aren’t around enough to be able to provide the proper raising. In documents, Rowe claims she’s financially stable enough to care for her kids due to her successful horse breeding business.
However, the Jackson’s are upset that Rowe is coming for them now. “Rowe took Michael’s money and then ran away from her kids and her responsibilities…Our only desire is to see our niece and nephews continue to go on with happy, healthy and safe lives. We will do everything and anything within our power to help make that happen,” TMZ reports the Jackson family as saying.
Rowe claims she was always involved in the kids' lives, saying Michael would often call her for parenting advice, as well as being there for Paris when the teenager was admitted to rehab following a suicide attempt in 2013.
It also should be known that Rowe recently accepted the marriage proposal from Michael’s former business manager Marc Schaffel, after turning him down three weeks ago when she thought she had cancer. Maybe the health scare also prompted the need to fight for her children. However, being that her two biological kids are almost legal adults, and she never really was there for Blanket (at least publically), is it too late?
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