Michael Jackson was married twice in his lifetime, and had three children. Two of them were with his second wife and the third was born through a surrogate. Express.co.uk reveals everything we know about Paris Jackson, his daughter and middle child.
Is Paris Jackson Michael’s biological child?
Paris Jackson is the biological daughter of Michael, having been born to him and his second wife, Debbie Rowe, on April 3, 1998.
Michael and Debbie also had a son, Prince, born February 13, 1997.
Michael married Debbie, a dermatology nurse, while he was on tour in Sydney, Australia on November 13, 1996.
The pair had met while Michael claimed to have been being treated for vitiligo by dermatologist Arnold Klein, who became a close friend of his.
She was six months pregnant with his first child at the time of their wedding, according to J Randy Taraborrelli’s book, Michael Jackson: The Magic The Madness, The Whole Story.
Michael and Debbie divorced in 1999, but the star had full custody of the children and had a third child, known as Blanket, through a surrogate on February 21, 2002.
In 2004 Debbie went back to court to reverse the custody decision after the singer was subject to allegations of sexual abuse.
The pair came to a settlement, and Michael was acquitted of the 10 charges in 2005.
Debbie has since made further comments about Michael, after his death, when she claimed the pair never had sex, and their relationship was closer to her being his “thoroughbred.”
In 2009 she said: “Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, ‘I will have your babies’.
“I offered him my womb, it was a gift. It was something I did to keep him happy.”
After Michael’s death, Debbie was reported to have reached a settlement with Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother and the children’s guardian, to have some supervised visits.
After this, and after appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2017, Paris played Nelly in the movie Gringo in 2018 and has since landed the role of Cory in new movie The Space Between.
She recently gained a great deal of media spotlight for her controversial role in the new indie movie Habit, where she plays a “lesbian Jesus.”
The film has garnered a great deal of complaints before it has even come out in cinemas, including a petition to stop its release.
Other than her film work, she has stepped into her father’s shoes as a singer, going on tour with the band The Sound Flowers.
Of course, she is best known as the daughter of Michael Jackson and came to greater public awareness when she and her brother Prince appeared at his televised funeral along with their half- brother, Blanket.