A lawyer for Debbie Rowe is denying reports that she is not the biological mother of two of Michael Jackson's children, Prince, 12 and Paris, 11. (Jackson's youngest son, Prince Michael II, 7, was born to an unnamed surrogate.) "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 â€” which is entirely false â€” concerning the maternity of the children. Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children."
See photos of Michael Jackson and his kids through the years The new issue of Us Weekly – on newsstands Wednesday – reveals that the children's biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson's L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe's former boss. "He is the dad," a Jackson insider tells Us Weekly. "He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth." Look back at Michael Jackson's life On Monday – four days after Jackson's June 25 death – Katherine Jackson was awarded temporary legal guardianship of Jackson's three children, even though Rowe is still the legal parent of the two older children. Katherine Jackson's 22-page petition claims the kids "have no relationship with their biological mother." Revisit Michael Jacksonâ€™s most unforgettable moments A hearing on the petition has been scheduled for August 3.
See how Michael Jacksonâ€™s face has changed over the years At a press conference Monday, Joe Jackson said, "We're the parents. This is where they belong. We're going to take care of them and give them the education they're supposed to have… Debbie Rowe has nothing to do with what we're doing." 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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