Jackson 'Paid Nurse To Be Surrogate For Blanket'
MICHAEL JACKSON paid a nurse $20,000 (£13,000) to be the surrogate mother of his youngest child PRINCE MICHAEL II, according to a new report.
The King Of Pop hand-picked Mexican nurse Helena to have his child, now nicknamed Blanket, after reviewing several profiles presented to him as possible surrogates, reports Britain's Daily Mirror.
He allegedly gave her a $20,000 (£13,000) surrogacy fee to carry an embryo conceived through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), using his sperm and the eggs of an unknown donor.
Helena reportedly agreed to go through with the pregnancy so she could send the money to family members living in Mexico.
A source tells the publication, "He (Jackson) liked her because she was very attractive and seemed stable and intelligent. She was a nurse or medical assistant, which he also liked. He said she was strait-laced, almost a girl next door type. There were no dramas with her. She knew what she had to do and got on with it.
"She was a lovely person and told Michael the money would help her family out."
Dr. Maria Castillo, the physician who delivered Blanket, has confirmed Helena went through the birth without assistance from the singer.
Castillo recalls, "There was an attorney at the birth. He took the baby away immediately after delivery. I didn't know who the baby belonged to when I delivered the child."
Jackson reportedly turned to Helena after his ex-wife Debbie Rowe, the mother of his eldest children Prince Michael and Paris, suffered medical complications after giving birth to his daughter in 1998.