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. See photos of Michael Jackson and his kids. "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). "I said, 'Let me do this. You need to be a dad. You have been so good to me,'" Rowe — who met Jackson when she was a nurse's assistant in the 1980s — has said. Revisit Michael Jackson's most unforgettable moments. Klein would not give a comment to Us. In a statement, Dr. Klein's attorney Richard L. Charnley tells Entertainment Tonight: "Dr. Klein is aware of media reports connecting him to Michael Jackson. Because of patient confidentiality Dr. Klein will make no statement on any reports or allegations. Out of respect for his patients and adherence to federal HIPAA regulations, Dr. Klein asks that the media not contact his patients nor interfere with their medical treatments. Like millions of Michaelâ€™s fans around the world, Dr. Klein is saddened by Michael's death and extends his condolences to Michael's family."
A lawyer for Rowe says a report by TMZ.com that she's not the biological mother is false. "We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media," said Rowe's attorney Marta Almli. "The vast majority of what is out there is untrue. Particular hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor — which is entirely false — concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children." For more details on Michael Jackson's shocking home life with his three children, how the kids are coping with his surprise death and never-before-seen private family photos, pick up the newest issue of Us Weekly, on stands tomorrow.
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