Debbie Rowe: I won't see Jackson's children again

The woman who gave birth to Michael Jackson's first two children reportedly says she neither expects nor wants to see them again.

Debbie Rowe also told Britain's News of the World newspaper she never had sex with Jackson, who died last week, but was impregnated with sperm from an anonymous donor.

"I was just the vessel," she said. "It wasn't Michael's sperm.

"I got paid for it, and I've moved on. I know I will never see my children again."

Rowe, 50, married Jackson at the Sheraton Hotel in Sydney in 1996, later giving birth to "Prince" Michael Joseph Jackson Jr, 12, and Paris Michael Katherine Jackson, 11.

She gave Jackson full custody of the children when the couple divorced in 1999 but stayed silent on their marriage until his death last Thursday.

Rowe, who lives on a ranch in California, said she would not fight for her two children in the wake of Jackson's death because she never developed an attachment to them.

"I was never a good mother ... It was a better feeling giving them to him than it was keeping them as my own," she told News of the World.

"I know I will never see them again. I was never cut out to be a mother - I was no good.

"It's just like I impregnate my mares for breeding. It was very technical,'' she said.

"Just like I stick the sperm up my horse, this is what they did to me. I was his thoroughbred.

"I don't want these children in my life. My children are my animals now."`

The pair first met in the 1980s when Jackson attended the clinic of skin specialist Arnold Klein, Rowe said. Rowe worked there and said they were two lonely souls.

"He would come in three or four times a week," she said. "I started talking to him about his divorce [in 1996] from Lisa Marie.

"Michael said that he always wanted children, but she didn't want children with him.

"I was comfortable with him. I offered him my womb. We were close enough that I knew I could offer him that, so I did. It was a gift."

Rowe became pregnant with their first child through artificial insemination and the couple married in Sydney.

The marriage was never consummated, she said. The pair preferred to hang out in bed together reading magazines and watching films "with all the animals around us before the kids were involved".

Their relationship broke down, she said, after the difficult birth of Paris, which left Rowe unable to have more children.

"... He knew I couldn't have kids any more," she said.

"He didn't want anything to do with me. He took the kids.

"The settlement was written up, and he just wanted me to be quiet."

It is not clear who will take care of Paris and Prince, as well as Jackson's third child, Prince Michael Jackson II, whose mother has never been identified.

smh.com.au

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