Was the daughter of the King of Pop adopted?
Paris Jackson was not adopted. Paris Jackson is the daughter of Debbie Rowe who was once married to Paris’ father Michael Jackson. There is some speculation, as with all of Michael Jackson’s children, that the late pop star is not the biological father. However, Michael Jackson always publically maintained that the children were biologically his.
Keep reading to learn more about Paris Jackson, and the speculation that she is not Michael Jackson’s biological daughter.
The Birth of Paris
Paris Jackson was born on April 3, 1998, at Spaulding Pain Medical Clinic in Beverly Hills, California. She was named Paris because that is where she was conceived.
She’s the middle child of Michael Jackson’s three children. Her mother is Debbie Rowe. Rowe met Paris’ father when she was employed at a clinic, where he sought treatment for vitiligo.
Rowe, in a rare interview, talked about the early relationship between her and the popstar. “I was trying to console him, because he was really upset. He was upset because he really wanted to be a dad,” Debbie Rowe recalled.
She continued, “I said, ‘So be a dad.’ He looked at me puzzled. That is when I looked at him and said. ‘Let me do this. I want to do this. You have been so good to me. You are such a great friend. Please let me do this. You need to be a dad, and I want you to be.”
Debbie Rowe had two children—Michael Jr. and Paris. Michael Jackson had a third child, Prince (also called Blanket), although the mother is confirmed to be different from the King of Pop’s eldest children.
Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson married while Rowe was pregnant with her first child, in 1996. The marriage came as a shock to many since the relationship appeared to be platonic for the sake of creating children for Michael.
The two eventually divorced in 1999. Debbie Rowe did not play a significant role in bringing up the children, who were intended to solely be Michael’s children.
Talking about her marriage to the late Jackson, Rowe shared, “[We got married] to prevent some of the taboo of a child out of wedlock.”
She continued, “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.”
Since her father tragically passed away in 2009, Paris Jackson has developed a closer connection to her biological mother.
Michael—Not the Real Father?
Jason Pfeiffer, who once alleged he had an affair with Jackson told The Mirror, “One day as we talked about his children and Debbie Rowe, he just came out and said that his children were actually fathered by Mark [Lester].”
Pfeiffer’s statements echo those made by Mark Lester not long after Jackson’s death. In 2009, Mark Lester, a retired child actor, gave an interview in which he stated he could be the biological father of Michael’s eldest children.
He claimed that Jackson sought out multiple sperm donors from actors and other stars with notable credentials.
In further interviews, Mark Lester, revealed, “I think [Michael Jackson] had a problem with actually doing the physical act of sex and a very low sperm count as well.”
He also revealed how he’d been cut off from the Jackson family after claiming he was potentially related to the children.
Speculation about the biological origin of all three of Michael Jackson’s children has followed the family since they were born.
Many claim that the children cannot be biologically related to the late singer because he was African-American and the children are much fairer than Michael was in his younger days.
Michael Jackson always maintained, at least publically, that the kids were biologically his.