Michael Jackson’s dermatologist is his kids biological dad

Dr. Klein in 2007. Image thanks to WENN.com .

The story of Michael Jackson’s three kids is a complicated one. The oldest two, Prince Michael, 12, and Paris Michael Katherine, 11, were carried by Debbie Rowe, who everyone assumed was their biological mother until today, when it was revealed that she was a surrogate. It’s always been known that Michael Jackson used a surrogate for Prince Michael II, 7. Though no one really questioned Debbie’s presumed genetic connection to the children, it has long been speculated that Michael is not the biological father of either Prince or Paris. According to Us Weekly, the rumors are true, and the real biological father is Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein.

Though Michael Jackson was wed to Prince and Paris’ mother, Debbie Rowe, their biological father is Arnold Klein, Jackson’s L.A.-based dermatologist and Rowe’s former boss, multiple sources confirm to the new issue of Us Weekly.

“He is the dad,” says a Jackson insider. “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth.”

Though neither Rowe nor Jackson ever confessed to their kids’ true lineage, she did admit in 2002 that she carried his children as a personal favor (and would not confirm that the marriage was ever consummated).

“I said, ‘Let me do this. You need to be a dad. You have been so good to me,'” Rowe — who met Jackson when she was a nurse’s assistant in the 1980s — has said.

Klein would not give a comment to Us.

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.

[From Us Weekly]

Klein and Jackson sure had an odd relationship. Michael seemed to think he was visiting a reproductive clinic instead of a dermatologist. Debbie Rowe, you’ll remember, was a nurse in Klein’s office.

There have been so many strange rumors about Jackson over the years. So many unanswered questions. And a rumor being outlandish hasn’t disqualified it from being true. It’s odd to have so many things coming to light at once, and I can’t help but wonder how many of these “secrets” were known to his children. I hope most of this information was out there in the open for them, because I’d imagine it would be too much to take on top of their father’s death.

Thanks to Oxa for the tip.

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  1. BlueSkies says:

    If we could find pics of kids as babies it would be easier to tell if Klein is the father.

  2. PJ says:

    Wow — it just gets weirder and weirder. Hopefully Michael Jackson had a will in which he designated who would raise his kids in the event of his death. It’s so important for anyone with children to have a will, just in case the unexpected happens.

  3. mE says:

    Wow, incredible. MSNBC reran parts of the Martin Bashir interview this past weekend and I couldn’t watch any longer when MJ said, with a straight face essentially that Blanket was biologically his and that his bio mom was black. When MB remarked that Blanket looked white, MJ said, (paraphrasing) “Black people were called ‘colored’ because they came in all different colors.”

    I don’t know if he actually believed it, was totally trying to BS MB or, being sly because the woman who carried Blanket was black but his biological mom was white.

    I had to switch away from batshit crazy MJ to insanely talented MJ on one of the many channels that ran his old videos.

    What a mess. I hope like you do Jaybird that the kids either already know or don’t find out this way. They have plenty on their plates already.

  4. Jenna says:

    One word: Damn.

  5. lrm says:

    so,who’s the biological mom of the two oldest kids,then? if rowe is the surrogate? its being reported she’s not the biological mom-so who is?

  6. Catlady says:

    I understand from a custody standpoint why it’s important to determine the children’s *legal* parentage. However, I don’t see why so many people care about where they came from biologically or make such a fuss about what color they are. By all accounts Michael was a wonderful father who adored his children and took very good care of them, raising them to be good kids. AFAIC, in the end that’s all that matters.

  7. Wench. says:

    Oh, come on! The man should have been a professional and taken care of his skin concerns and not slip him some sperm.

  8. viper says:

    God I still can’t believe this guy is dead and that this is really happening.

  9. ! says:

    Its just curiosity, CatLady. Its not like everyone is making an issue of the parentage. People just want to know.

  10. tinlizzy says:

    Oh dear lord – this just get most bizarre as each day passes and since it’s “Michael Jackson” I suppose one should not be surprised. Those poor children have many hurdles to go over in the days and years ahead. It seems as if that whole Jackson clan is just a bit off – except maybe his mom! Do any of them have any touch with reality?

  11. Wow says:

    *grasping my head*

    Stop! Stop! Stop! the madness.

    The next report from TMZ will be that Peter Pan is the biological father.

    Those poor kids. These stories just keep getting more odd. Just read the will already.

    ETA: This isn’t directed at the reporting on CB. I get that you all are just reporting on what they are coming up with.

  12. princess pee says:

    Once again, I am getting frustrated. Does it matter what genetic material went into the making of these children? NO. Michael Jackson was their legal father, regardless of whether that is on an adoptive or biological level. Surrogates and sperm donors and adoptions have been going on for a LONG time, folks. This isn’t even weird, and it does not diminish the parentage of the man who raised them.

  13. annie says:

    EW – twisted, twisted people.

  14. seriously wtf says:

    theres some goofy sh*t going on thats for sure. I just hope these poor little children get placed in the right home. AND I hope whoever takes them isnt doing it for the money either. AT least they are young enough to start a normal life, b/c something tells me that it may not have been so normal.

  15. Nicole says:

    In all the craziness that surrounded this man when he was alive…does it really suprise you that all of this is coming out when he dies?

  16. Cheyenne says:

    “Michael Jackson was their legal father”

    Um… actually, he wasn’t. If he’s not biologically their father and if he didn’t legally adopt the children, then he has no legal claim to them. This is going to be one hellacious mess and we can only hope the court will decide what is in the children’s best interest.

  17. nnn says:

    The problem is, regardless of rumors, it seems that there have been many breaches in the law.

    First, they say, Debbie Rowe is still the legal mother as the whole process of giving up her rights wasn’t sealed by a court decision, hence she has still some rights towards the children she bore.

    Second, they say that Michael hasn’t done the legal process of adopting at least on of his children : the youngest, maybe the three of them, which makes at least one of his kid, the object of covetry as the woman who bore him could claim custody.

    I beleive people are aware that those children have been raised by Michael who was the only father figure they knew BUT he is dead and in the financial battle of Michael’s heritage, any legal breach could lead to a mess and a contestation of those children to access Michael Jackson heritage.

    Plus if it is proven that they are not legally adopted, then they are in the same legal situation as any foster child who can be adopted. And Mama Jackson is already 79 years old, so the Court could even decide to give them to a total stranger to be raise while they still keep ties with their grand mother.

    Besides, so far, only their grand parents asked the Court to take care of them as well as Michael’s affairs. One can always contest that if there is evidence that no legal link between those children and Michael exists, hence no heritage for them.

    The war will be nasty and i can picture reporters trying to find the second mother, i can picture the Court asking for DNA tests, i even can picture one of Michael sibling contesting the will if it is legally proven that those children are not legally his, meaning he hasn’t secured his exclusive fatherhood rights through a Court by making sure that bio parents have legally relinquished ALL their rights TO HIM and that it was legally validated through a legal decision by a Court.

  18. Miranda says:

    What a lying sack of shit that guy was. I watched that Bashir docu. and nearly everything that came out of his mouth was a bold face lie and/or terribly insane. It’s sad when a person dies but I can’t believe there are people out there defending him and acting like everything this guy did was on the up and up.

  19. Diana says:

    I’ll quote Liza on this one … “All hell’s gonna break loose.”

    Many unanswered questions, would the Jackson family take precedence over these children and the will.

  20. ccoop says:

    “It seems as if that whole Jackson clan is just a bit off – except maybe his mom!”

    She’s stayed married to Joe Jackson for 60 years. That’s just flat-out crazy.

  21. vicsmith says:

    Not sure why anyone would think MJ’s mom would be good for the children. She didn’t protect Michael or the other kids from their father and Joe is still nuts. I hope they find these children a good home away from all these crazies and a good therapist

  22. nnn says:

    This case is worst than the “Anna Nicole Smith’s” paternity test to determine the custody of the heiress of what may become her fortune.

    Here you have a deceased father figure and an estranged mother whose legal rights are still questionned. While there is suposedly out there two bio mothers and two bio fathers who can claim the custody of their child if :

    – 1) They didn’t relinquish legally their rights, haven’t signed any agreement, didn’t go into a full process of given up their legal rights towards their bio children;

    – 2) if it is proven than Michael hasn’t been legally their father in a strictly legal point of view confirmed by a legal decision by the Court because of negligence of his part.

  23. larawinn says:

    I also saw the Bashir interview and what he says is just insane. He made every impression that those kids were biologically his-Bahir asked the direct question about how white his kids are…he said “My father has blue eyes…they could have gotten it from him.” He also compared his skin changing color to how people are born white and then tan in the sun and become brown…said it’s the same thing and happens all the time..the man was out of his mind.

  24. nnn says:

    If he said publicly that those kids are biologically his, then he probably didn’t enter an adoption process or some kind of legal agreement. Why would he adopt kids he conceives with his seeds ? That would have no sense.

    Which left the question : If he lied about him being the genitor,then it is more likely that he did the minimum, probably some kinda agreement that is not validated by a Court decsion.

    Meaning, future troubles, just because he didn’t want people to know that indeed he didn’t conceive those children and that it was a deliberate choice from his part. Going to the Court for an adoption or a legal decision confirming his rights as the sole legal parent would have make it public that he wasn’t the genitor.

    Not to mention, can you imagine if he lied to his own children about him being their biological father, about their origin, ect ? That’s insane !

  25. v says:

    Miranda – i agree totally. if you go back and look at comments on articles before he died no one had anything nice to say about him. he was a freak and a pedo and a crap father (because of dangling a baby over a balcony) etc etc etc…. now everyone is all boo hoo poor michael. I don’t buy it. All in all i think those kids are better off without him. imagine having that guy as a dad and your ONLY parental figure. look how effed up he was, and we’re supposed to be happy that 3 kids are being regularly subjected to his madness? I’d never wish the death of a parent on any child and i feel sad for their loss, but that man was not sane. If he were anyone else those kids would have been yanked away at birth and no judge would have ever granted him legal rights to them. perhaps that’s why he never got legal custody of them.

  26. dark says:

    This story is tooooo bizarre to even comment.

  27. princess pee says:

    I’m stuck on the “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth” comment. So they won’t tell, ever, apparently. And the “friend” who told a tabloid this is certainly very credible, hence their not using their own name.

    I am also confused by the latest comments about legality. If those children are not Michael’s, in a LEGAL sense, then why in the heck didn’t anyone say anything before? The fact that the legality of his parentage is only being questioned now really weakens the credibility of the argument. Vultures.

  28. Nicole says:

    If those children weren’t “legally” his then why didn’t someone take them away when he dangled the baby over the balcony?!

  29. Zoe says:

    ::he said “My father has blue eyes…they could have gotten it from him.” He also compared his skin changing color to how people are born white and then tan in the sun and become brown…::

    For the record, his father had green eyes and red hair as a young man (LaToya has green eyes too). Michael Jackson absolutely had Vitiligo, just google ‘PopSpiracy’ to see photos of the skin disease taking hold since the late 70s (LaToya has it too).

    No one is denying that Michael Jackson wasn’t perfect. He was a human being and made mistakes. But he was also a genius and one of the greatest humanitarians on the planet, and that’s what people are choosing to remember and celebrate. Why focus on negatives when someone just lost their life prematurely? No one is in the position to claim perfection or judge this man. He did more with what he had than most people ever would in the same spot.

  30. Cheyenne says:

    If we could find pics of kids as babies it would be easier to tell if Klein is the father.

    It would be even easier if the courts ordered DNA testing on everyone involved and sorted the mess out once and for all.

  31. yadira says:

    And how was this brought out? I mean, who tattled? I still feel bad for these poor kids.

  32. nnn says:

    I’m stuck on the “He and Debbie signed an agreement saying they would never reveal the truth” comment. So they won’t tell, ever, apparently. And the “friend” who told a tabloid this is certainly very credible, hence their not using their own name.

    I am also confused by the latest comments about legality. If those children are not Michael’s, in a LEGAL sense, then why in the heck didn’t anyone say anything before? The fact that the legality of his parentage is only being questioned now really weakens the credibility of the argument. Vultures.

    Probably because the only parents that could contest it are the bios and they had no reason to do it, especially if they didn’t even know who raise their children.

    It’s now a battle of heritage so any bio parent could now claim the custody. Just like for Anna Nicole Smith. One must know that usually blood related validated the inheritance to the point that children born from mistresses can claim part of the heritage of their deceased genitor if DNA tests prove that they are indeed their heir.

    In that prospect, Michael siblings could now contest the will if they feel that they and their children deserve it more than those children who are not blood related to their bro’s as heritage from parents to children is based on a legal parenthood link, either through bio lineage, either through a legal decision that established the parenthood link while confirming the relinquish of that link from the bio parent.

  33. Codzilla says:

    Christ, what a mess.

  34. Rosanna says:

    It is my understanding that MJ *IS* the legal father, because he recognised them as his children when they were born. It’s pretty much the same thing that happen when a man recognizes a child out of wedlock without checking the child’s DNA. Unless the child asks to have his/her DNA tested, or a third party (possibly the bio parent) asks for that test, the children are MJ’s, period. I doubt *any* other person would ask for that test, because the bio parents would then have to take care of those kids without even getting the money from MJ’s estate. It might be that the Jacksons asks for that test, in order to get more money, but I doubt they would do that to those kids, who they consider Jacksons as well.

  35. nor says:

    LOL! Well if I said that I KNEW that I know nobody will believe me!
    I started to suspect that about 2 years ago but i’m a huge MJ fan and i didn’t want to stir some ish.
    How did i come to that conclusion?
    a combination of things
    a) dr klein was the only stable person in MJ’s life.they ‘ve shared a really close relationship and he was very trustable.
    b)Debbie and Michael would only communicate through dr klein.
    (Debbie would call dr klein, then klein to michael and get on the phone) that comes from the court transcripts.
    c)the topless picture of Debbie taken in dr Klein’s office ..probably by the doc himself.
    d) I once got to see a picture of Paris when she was about 5 years old and she does look a lot like dr klein..especially her large ears!
    So yeah , he is probably the father, but i do believe Debbie to be the mother because Paris looks also A LOT like her. IMO she is now trying to backtrack because she had a relationship with the doctor.I think the kids were probably conceived naturally.

  36. Maritza says:

    I really hope someone is thinking about making a Lifetime movie about MJ, concentrating on the controversial years of his life, maybe seeing it I’ll be able to understand all that is going on.

  37. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    I never thought they were biologically his. From the way this sounds, it sounds like he just bought a few babies, which is how it always seemed in the first place.

  38. nnn says:

    I actually think that if it is confirmed that Michael has not secure his legal rights then the will may be contested by some of Michael’s relatives to impeach those kids to get money at their expense.

    If however the Court recognizes the children’s access to Michael’s heritage, then the bio parents or other member of their family may claim custody.

    In one way or another it all fall down to that heritage.

  39. nor says:

    nnn: The kids legally were MJ’s because they were born in a marriage and he had the custody. He did not need to adopt them.
    About Blanked he probably recognized him as his son.. it doesn’t matter if his mother is a surrogate.

  40. BlueSkies says:

    I was the one who provided the tip in the other thread. I get my news from the wire.

  41. withgoddess says:

    Let him prove paternity with DNA samples. What a crock!

  42. Tawny says:

    “I had to switch away from batshit crazy MJ to insanely talented MJ…”


    That is so true. MJ was deeply disturbed. I believed that when he was alive and still, even now that he is dead. That does not mean that I do not have compassion. The man is dead and that is sad… but that doesn’t make him any less a liar. He may have been a musical genius, but a liar he remains. More and more of the truth is going to come out and he leaves a legacy as a pop icon, who led a twisted life full of lies.

  43. Ursula says:

    Paris looks a lot like Debbie and Prince looks a lot like Dr Klein.

  44. Mairead says:

    Just because MJ was the centre of outlandish events when he was alive does not mean that every outlandish rumour attributed to him is true. And being reported in US weekly by “sources” certainly doesn’t prove a damned thing.

    There has been rumour after rumour published here, and some are tagged “update:not true” after the fact. To this end Jaybird and co, pointing out that this is an alleged claim and probably not true would be a very good idea.

  45. sickofit says:

    actually he bought his kids. and there were people who sold their kids to him.
    wow that is i am speechless

  46. annabelle says:

    Does anyone who’s fixated on whether or not MJ is the legal father or not consider the large number of married couples who undergo fertility treatments every year? Does every baby that was born to a couple that used a sperm donor need to be legally adopted? Sperm/egg donors don’t have legal claims to babies because they give up their rights. No one in their right mind would be a donor if someone suggested in 10yrs parents could come back and sue for support. DUH! Same w/surrogates. There were some custody battles at the beginning which is why people use and egg donor *and* a surrogate. that way they were the oven only, didn’t contribute to the bun. Got it? Now MJ was weird. But everyone screaming about why he didn’t adopt the kids has got to answer 2 questions.

    1. Should *all* parents using fertility treatments need to legally adopt because they don’t share DNA? Laws aren’t written for individual circumstances.

    2. Should it be that anyone w/enough money can get sperm out of a catalog, select an egg donor, and find a surrogate and be the sole legal parent of the resulting child? What if it wasn’t MJ, but a single 40 something woman who had a hysterectomy? What if it was someone who wanted a designer baby? What about couples where neither parent shared DNA w/the baby? What if the couple isn’t married?

    It always takes a while for laws to catch up w/societal changes and technology.

    P.S. if MJ isn’t the “legal” father, then the kids shouldn’t be supported by his estate. My $.02

  47. Thank you so much for this great article; this is the kind of thing that keeps me going throught the day.

  48. roy says:

    The two older kids just look like Arnold Klein, no doubt about it !! Let’s do some DNA

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