MJ had already stunned the world with his headlining-grabbing first marriage to Elvis Presley’s daughter Lisa Marie in 1994. It was over in 18 months. The divorce was finalised in August 1996 and a few months later on November 13 the King of Pop married Debbie Rowe. She was already heavily pregnant with their first child. Jackson had three children before his death in 2009, but Rowe is only the mother of two of them.
Rowe was the assistant of Jackson’s dermatologist Arnold Klein. According to Lisa Marie, when she resisted getting pregnant immediately with Jackson, he told her Rowe was waiting in the wings, ready and willing to carry his children.
Indeed, exactly three months after the star’s second wedding, Michael Joseph Jackson Jr (commonly known as Prince) was born on February 13, 1997.
Unlike his father, Prince says he is not cut out for stardom: “I don’t have the voice for singing… and I can’t dance.” Graduating in 2019 with a degree in business, he has remained in the entertainment industry, explaining: “I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”
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Paris‘ music recently featured on the soundtrack of the film Habit, where she also appears as Jesus. She has also appeared in the 2018 movie Gringo and apears in the latest American Horror Story TV series this year.
Asked what her father might think of her music, she said: “I hope he would be happy and I think he would be stoked that I’m happy.”
Paris publicly regards herself as black, raised in Afro-American culture by her family. She also presents her sexuality as fluid, refusing to categorise it, but admitting it was a struggle to discuss her sexual identity and awakening during a strict upbringing as a Jehova’s Witness.
Debbie Rowe is the mother of both Prince and Paris Jackson but her marriage to MJ lasted less than three years. They divorced in 1999 and she signed over sole custody of the children to her husband for $8million.
Jackson’s second son, Prince Michael Jackson II (commonly known as Blanket) was born on February 21, 2002.
He has always kept the lowest profile of the three and these days prefers to be known as Bigi.
When Bigi turned 18 last year, Paris posted a public dedication to her baby brother stating she was “proud of the handsome, intelligent, insightful, kind and funny young man he has become. He likes privacy, so that’s all I have to say.”
It was reported that upon achieving legal adulthood and independence, he purchased a $2.6million mansion in Calabasas, California. The small city, just outside central Los Angeles, is home to the Kardashians, Will Smith, Drake and Justin Bieber.
Bigi was born to an unknown surrogate whose identity has remained anonymous to this day.
Debbie Rowe lives out of the spotlight in Palmdale, California.