Just who is Debbie Rowe, the ex wife of Michael Jackson?
Debbie Rowe might have once been married to one of the most famous men in the world, Michael Jackson, but really little is known about the woman herself. Right now she’s found herself back in the media after announcing her engagement to Michael’s former business manager, Marc Schaffel. But who is the woman who was once married to the King of Pop?
Debbie Rowe, ex wife of Michael Jackson
Deborah Rowe was born in 1958 and adopted by a wealthy family living in Malibu, California. She is said to have had a very lonely upbringing and didn't had her first serious relationship until aged 30. After the break up, Rowe went to work at the office of dermatologist for Dr Arnold Klein, Klein’s most famous client was Michael Jackson, who was being treated at the clinic for vitiligo. Jackson was recently divorced from his first wife Lisa Marie Presley and is said to have struck up a close friendship with Rowe soon after.
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Debbie Rowe is making some major life decisions after her cancer scare.
Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s ex wife and mother of his first two children, has had some major ups and downs recently, but it looks like things are turning for the better. Rowe has just announced her engagement to Michael Schaffer, TMZ reports. According to the website, Schaffer proposed three whole weeks ago, but it took his now fiancée a while to make it official. Rowe initially declined, fearing that she might be diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Rowe has been making time for her family and reconnecting with daughter Paris in recent months.
Now that her condition has been diagnosed as the autoimmune disease sarcoidosis (Rowe was diagnosed on Wednesday), she has said yes and the couple are moving forward with their wedding plans. They don’t seem to be rushing anything – in fact, the couple are yet to set a wedding date.
Michael Jackson's former wife has been told she has sarcoidosis - and not cancer.
Debbie Rowe, the former wife of the late pop star Michael Jackson, has announced that she is engaged to long-time friend Marc Schaffel. Rowe had two children with the late King of Pop, Paris, 16, and Michael Jr., 17, who were born before she and Jackson divorced in 1999.
Debbie Rowe Has Confirmed That She Is Engaged To Marc Schaffel.
Schaffel reportedly asked Rowe to marry him three weeks ago with a 3.55 carat diamond ring but the 55 year-old former nurse was reluctant because she thought that she had cancer. However, she was told on Wednesday by her doctors that she has sarcoidosis, an auto-immune disease that causes patches of swollen tissue to appear throughout the body. There is no known cure for the condition but unlike cancer it is not terribly life threatening.
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Rowe is glad she can still breed horses.
He’s not been out of jail long, but already Debbie Rowe – Michael JACKOn’s ex-wife – has already suggested a fan of the late King of Pop will murder the convicted doctor, Conrad Murray. It was one of his many interviews that got Rowe riled up, in which he divulged information on their marriage. "Michael told me he never slept with Debbie Rowe," he said.
Debbie Rowe still has her horses
To this, Rowe kicked off in an almighty tirade. The vitriol kicked off with: “I wouldn't shoot him but I'd buy the bullet ... a hollow-point.” A hollow point bullet, for those of you who don’t know, damages the tissue more than a traditional bullet. Basically, it’s more painful.
In the wrongful death lawsuit launched by Michael's family, ex, Debbie Rowe, recalls her experience of the King of Pop in the 1990s.
Michael Jackson's ex-wife Debbie Rowe has testified that the late singer used the powerful anaesthetic drug Propofol - the same medical substance that led to his death - twice in the 1990s whilst the couple were married. Her testimony on Wednesday (14th Aug) in an L.A court was the first in the wrongful death trial, in which Jackson's family are attempting to sue concert promoters AEG Live for negligence, to state that the performer had ever used the drug for anything other than a medical condition.
The singer died in June 2009 whilst in the midst of a heavy rehearsal schedule for his 50-date comeback residency at London's O2 Arena, This Is It.
Debbie Rowe, Jackson's Ex-Wife, Was Called As A Witness By AEG Live.
Today is the day of Rowe's testimony, which might swing the longstanding case in either direction.
Debbie Rowe, the former wife of Michael Jackson and mother of his children, is finally taking the witness stand in the wrongful death suit that mother Katherine Jackson began against her son’s concert promoter, AEG. According to TMZ, Debbie is going to testify against the company, because she considers the promoter to be largely responsible for Michael’s death. As for the contents of her testimony, TMZ has reportedly gotten a hold of those.
The reason for Jackson's death is clear, but AEG's involvement is up for debate.
According to the website, Rowe is going to testify that Michael had used the drug Propofol, which ended up causing his death in 2009, at least twice before in his lifetime. According to Rowe’s reported testimony, doctors used Diprivan (a form of Propofol) on Michael in a Munich, Germany hotel room in 1997. Rowe will claim that the drug was administered to Jackson, so that he could fall asleep. There was medical staff present and the singer reportedly slept under the influence of the drug for 8 hours. This occurred on two separate occasions, either consecutive or one day apart. It is yet unknown whether this was done with the blessing of AEG, however the testimony is likely to have an impact on the trial’s outcome, because the company is currently trying to prove that Jackson had been abusing the drug for years and they were not responsible for the fatal dose.
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Paris' biological mother has said that she does not intend on taking over custody from Katherine unless it is absolutely necessary
A week after her suicide ordeal, Paris Jackson has begun recovering from her wounds and is currently still resting at hospital, waiting to be released from observation at some point this week or next. After the strenuous ordeal she has been through there could have been even more stress thrown her way had her mother and grandmother decided to go to court to fight for custody over the 15-year-old, however the two women have remained civil in Paris' time of need and Debbie has since revealed that she is happy for Paris to remain under the care of Katherine.
Paris had been planning on spending most of the summer months living at her mother's ranch in Southern California, and it looks ike this will continue to go ahead, however she will still be legally under the care of her grandmother and will be returning back to the Jackson family household once summer is over. According to TMZ, a family source has revealed that Debbie is ready to step in and help out whenever she is needed but feels that despite what happened under her grandmother's supervision last week, her daughter is still in safe hands.
After the failed attempt to take her life, a judge ordered for a probe in Paris' welfare to be taken to determine whether the Jackson household is a safe one to be growing up in. Under the wishes of Michael Jackson in his will, Katherine is to be the child's guardian for as long as she is able, and both she and Debbie want to respect the wishes of the late King of Pop, with Debbie only willing to intervene if Katherine is forced out of taking care of the children.
Paris Jackson's future might be at stake in the case.
Paris Jackson has been in the news a lot lately over her suicide attempt and problematic career choices. The teen’s career in particular is currently being managed by one of her guardians – Paris’ grandmother, Katherine Jackson. Paris’ other guardian is TJ Jackson, but according to TMZ, TJ’s role in Paris’ welfare is on paper more than anything else.
But the troubled teen apparently has another option now – having her biological mother, Debbie Rowe, as her guardian. This option is reportedly being considered in light of Paris and Debbie’s deepening relationship. Back in 2009, when the guardianship hearing was initially held after Michael Jackson’s death, Rowe never actually waived her custody rights. Given this fact, as well as Paris’s deepening relationship with her mother of late, it is not unlikely that the court may grant Rowe the custody rights, instead of Katherine Jackson.
According to TMZ, this scenario is made even more likely by the fact that Paris is becoming increasingly distant from her grandmother. If the 15-year-old herself says that she would prefer to live with her mother instead, which is looking increasingly likely, the court will respect her decision. In short, the biological mother, with a meaningful relationship with the child is always the preferred candidate for custody rights. More on the story as it unfolds.
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The daughter of Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe is believed to be recovering in hospital and is being kept under lock and key for the next few days
Paris Jackson seemed to be like most other 15-year-olds to most of us; she was hardly ever off Twitter or Instagram, has dreams of being an actress, works hard at school - where she is also a cheerleader - and had even given an online make-up tutorial for girls her age, so when the news was broken by TMZ on Wednesday (June 5) that Paris had attempted suicide earlier that morning, to say it was shocking would be an understatement.
Paris regualrly updates her Twitter and Instagram pages and has a strong online presence
There has been some light shed on what might have led Paris to attempt to take her life, with June 25, the fourth anniversary of her father Michael Jackson's death, the 15-year-old would have understandably been in a state of bereavement. As she quite clearly showed during Michael's televised funeral, she had very close and loving relationship with her father and the loss must have given her emotions a severe beating. As the Jackson's lawyer, Perry Sanders, told TMZ, "Being a sensitive 15-year-old is difficult no matter who you are. It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you."
Michael Jackson's daughter has had contact with her birth mother
Paris Jackson has reportedly been reunited with her mother, Debbie Rowe. Debbie was married to the global pop star Michael Jackson, but when they divorced in 2001 Debbie signed away her parental rights to Michael. Paris was three years old at the time and has had practically no contact with her mother since then.
According to TMZ, Debbie and Paris spent much of Paris’ birthday together on Wednesday (April 3, 2013) and a source told the site “they’ve gotten really tight.” The sources added that the mother and daughter have met up on a number of occasions and have established a strong bond with each other. Debbie has reportedly kept the meetings quiet, rather than taking advantage of any money making opportunities that could have come her way by publicising the encounters. A source told TMZ that she “wouldn’t even consider” the prospect of making a quick buck out of the situation.
Meanwhile, Paris said to have impressed lawyers at her deposition in Jackson’s wrongful death lawsuit, filed by her grandmother Katherine Jackson. She may only be 15 but the legal professionals felt that she had shown a great deal of maturity, beyond her years. “Katherine’s lawyers demanded that Paris’ deposition take place at the courthouse so the judge could intervene if it appeared to be getting too tough for her. Luckily it didn’t come to that. Paris will have to sit for another day of questioning but she is okay with that – she is an extremely intelligent, compassionate and thoughtful young lady,” a source told Radar Online.