Katherine Jackson: 'First Meeting With Rowe Was Special'

MICHAEL JACKSON's mother KATHERINE has dismissed ongoing reports suggesting she doesn't get along with her son's ex-wife DEBBIE ROWE, insisting she has a great deal of love and respect for the woman who gave birth to the King of Pop's two eldest kids.
In a candid and rare TV news interview, which aired in America on Friday (25Jun10) - the anniversary of her son's death, the Jackson family matriarch revealed she didn't meet Rowe until after the King of Pop had died - and she found his ex to be warm and friendly.
This, after the two women were pitted against each other in media reports surrounding the custody of Rowe's biological kids Prince Michael, 13, and Paris, 12.
Jackson says, "I hadn't met her before Michael died. We met and we clicked right away... We cried together, we talked, we had a nice time together because, when we met, it was just Michael we thought about mostly - and the children.
"All the rumours about Debbie Rowe wanting to take the children away (are) completely false... Debbie's happy with the arrangement the way Michael left it and she sees nothing wrong with me raising the children and I respect her and love her for that."
The two women's mutual friend, Marc Schaffel, made the top secret meeting happen - and was the only other person in the room when the two women hugged and cried.
He recalls, "Nobody knew; no lawyers knew, no representatives knew. They looked at each other and tears just started running down both of their eyes."
Jackson has since welcomed Rowe into her home for regular visits with her kids - and Schaffel insists the former dental nurse has offered to help raise the kids if anything should happen to her one-time mother-in-law.
In his will, Michael Jackson suggested that Diana Ross should step in as his kids' guardian if his mother should pass.
Schaffel says, "Debbie is the children's biological mother and she will always be there for them. If Mrs. Jackson wasn't available she would be right there."
Katherine adds, "I feel that she should be in their lives and the children should know her."


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not michaels wishes on several issues but hes not here to take up for himself! he didnt want any of this!!! shocked that debbie rowe is in the childrens life! he also didnt want to be in dark cold building let jermaine have him moved!! he would not be happy where he is.. he wants to be with children REMEMBER? with debbie rowe its only a business deal!!they had a contract!! she got payed off for selling them to michael!! Im just wondering where everyone is that was in the house when he was murdered and where are the security tapes???? this is my opinion and questions no one is being questioned and it leaves us in the dark as to wonder if michael is dead for sure!!!! why is conrad murray not in jail for first degree murder???
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Miss Ross has a great love for the friendship of all the Jacksons inluding children,Wives and parents, God Bless Mrs.K.Jackson and Deb Rowe.It was stated that Diana Ross was so upset from crying. and did not leave a comment. I was so, thoughtful of him to remember her in his will he was a kind soul and a humanitarian.
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If anything happens to Katherine, the 3 children of MICHAEL JACKSON would go and live with Debbie Rowe at Neverland..........Debbie Rowe would be awarded custody of the 3 children of MICHAEL JACKSON....The reason is that there is no more contract between Debbie Rowe since the passing of MICHAEL JACKSON.......................and the JACKSON FAMILY would respect the law...........This would only be providing that the 3 children of MICHAEL JACKSON wanted to go and live with DEBBIE ROWE at Neverland.................DIANA ROSS who is a lovely loving lady she would not have the same legal say because she is not blood related to the 3 children........DEBBIE ROWE has stated more than once that if she would take the children it would be all 3 because they will not be separated................DEBBIE ROWE did "NOT" sell her children, she gave her children to their father, the children were with their father MICHAEL JACKSON....Therefore, the law wil take everything into consideration but in the final decision it will be the children, if they want to be with DEBBIE ROWE.............PLUs........even though, Diana Ross is mentioned in the will, when it comes down to the "nitty-gritty", the law looks first at what is best for the children.....There is a possibility that the aunts MICHAEL JACKSON sisters would have a better chance to gain custody of the 3 children of MICHAEL JACKSON..........The law will recognize what is the BEST INTEREST for MICHAEL'S 3 CHILDREN..............
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Davila: Debbie Rowe was a nurses aid for Arnie Klein, MJ's dermatologist. Please zen2580, tell them Michael wanted to be buried around children & Jermaine said in Larry King Special that the only place Michael should be buried is Neverland. Now since it's empty we would have to renovate & open back up like it was for MJ's fans & Make A Wish Foundation's childrens. Diana Ross was like a second mother to Michael & I think that it's beautiful that their friendship lasted so long & that he entrusted her with his kids. I don't know about Debbie raising Michael's kids. There was tabloid info about her trying to get visitation as well as joint custody (don't know how true) & if you watch Martin Bashir's Living With Michael Jackson, there's a part where they (MJ & Bashier) are discusing Debbie being in the children's lives & Michael says she can't, & he goes on to say a bit more then says he can't say anymore. From what I read from that moment in the broadcast something is wrong with Debbie. Whether it may be mental illness like bipolar or manic deppression or what ever Michael did not want her raising them. There fore she should not be. If anything happened to Katherine then they should go to Diana. He could have picked members of his family but he didn't not even Janet I don't know why, but we should grant his wishes.
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...Peace and love to all of you...
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Wasn't Debbie Rowe a nurse for a Dermatologist?
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Debbie Rowe is the only person that has conducted herself with total integrity throughout all of this. She has stuck to her confidentiality agreement regarding Michael unlike so many others who think that his passing is a null and void to what they had promised to Michael. He never wanted every part of his life out there and I think that we should all respect that. I think that society has been really harsh on Debbie, for God's sake people...... she LOVED Michael, she STILL does. Regardless of what anyone thinks, Michael was a genius and a kind and lonely soul...... anyone who was blessed enough to be in the inner circle of his life has suffered a tremendous loss and should be respected for keeping his wishes in my book
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