In an interview with ABC News, Rowe reveals for the first time why she had Jackson’s children.
I believe there are people who should be parents, and he’s one of them. And he is such a fabulous man, and such a good friend, and he’s always been there for me, always, from the day I met him,
In a court hearing Rowe relinquishes parental rights of her two kids, Prince and Paris, to Jackson. Rowe:
Michael is a wonderful man, first of all, a brilliant father. And it’s the best — as their mother, it is the best interest for the children.I don’t know if Judge Lachs understands this. But when I was seeing them every 45 days, it felt like an intrusion on their life and they’re going to have enough intrusions as it is. I don’t want to be part of it.
Rowe and Jackson divorce. She relinquishes custody of her two children, Prince and Paris. She receives a settlement of $8.5 million, an SUV and a Beverly Hills home. She receives an additional $2 million for entering into a confidentiality agreement.
I did it for him to become
a father, not for me to become a mother. You earn the title parent. I have done absolutely nothing to earn that title/
Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson is born in Beverly Hills, CA. She is second child born to Jackson and Rowe.
Jackson was overjoyed by fatherhood and took full responsibility for raising the children.
Prince Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr is born in L.A.’s Cedars Sinai Hospital. He is the first son born to Jackson and Rowe.
My grandfather and great-grandfather were both named Prince, so we have carried on the tradition and now we have a third Prince in the family.
Rowe and Jackson marry in Australia while he is on HIStory World Tour concerts at the SCG. Rowe is six-months pregnant with their first child during the ceremony. Rowe:
To prevent some of the taboo of a child out of wedlock. The kids were going to have it hard enough as it was, and they didn’t need to have that label upon them like their father has had so many placed upon him, they shouldn’t.