Rowe Not Kids' Bio-Mom: TMZ

She could still win custody as surrogate
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 30, 2009 10:37 AM CDT
In this Nov. 21, 2002 file photo, Michael Jackson holds his daughter Paris Katherine as he stands in the window of his suite in the Adlon hotel in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Jockel Finck, File)
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(Newser) – Not only was Michael Jackson not the biological father of any of his children, neither was Debbie Rowe, his ex-wife, their biological mother, TMZ reports. All three children were conceived in vitro, and Debbie acted as the surrogate for the eldest two—for a fee—sources tell TMZ.

Even so, Rowe is the presumed biological parent since she was married to Jackson when the children were born, TMZ notes, so she could theoretically win custody. The identity of Jackson’s youngest child’s surrogate is still unknown, but sources say she was never told of Jackson’s identity. (Read more Michael Jackson stories.)