Now that Katherine Jackson is home again, taking care of Michael Jackson‘s children, it seems as if the drama surrounding the Jackson Family has quieted down a bit … but that doesn’t mean that other folks aren’t concerned. According to a new report, Debbie Rowe — the biological mother of Michael Jackson‘s two eldest children — has come out of hiding to express her concern over the kids’ well-being. Famous for giving up her children to MJ, Rowe has mostly stayed out of the children’s lives. But all this drama over guardianship in-fighting in the Jackson Family has reportedly caused her to take notice and voice her concern.
The biological mother of Michael Jackson’s two eldest kids has concerns about a plan to permanently change their guardianship – and she wants assurances from the Gloved One’s mom. Debbie Rowe has been following developments in the family’s public battle over beloved matriarch Katherine Jackson and is hoping to get more information on a proposal to add Michael’s nephew TJ Jackson, 34, as a permanent co-guardian ahead of a court hearing next week, a well-placed source told the Daily News Friday. “Debbie would like Katherine to consult her before making any changes to the agreement they worked out together after Michael died,” the source said. “This would set up a whole different dynamic. She needs to see more details.” Rowe raced back to southern California from a horse show last weekend when she heard family members reported Katherine missing, the source said. Though she handed Michael full custody of son Prince Michael, now 15, and daughter Paris, now 14, when they divorced in 1999, and didn’t intervene after his death, Rowe has seen the kids on more than one occasion in the last three years, the source said. The visitation was part of an agreement she struck with Katherine directly – a pact that also called for limited interaction with patriarch Joe Jackson, the source said. Rowe, 53, was concerned about Joe’s influence because Michael had accused his dad of physical abuse, sources previously told The News. “As long as Katherine is still actively involved (with the kids), there shouldn’t be a problem. But they never agreed to let TJ be a decision maker. (Rowe) knows TJ from when he was little. She knows he’s close to the kids. But she might ask for more custodial responsibility if he’s making decisions she doesn’t agree with,” the Rowe source said Friday. TJ has been helping Katherine care for the kids at their Calabasas home and was granted temporary guardianship Wednesday amid a familial fracas pitting Michael’s three kids against his siblings Janet, Jermaine, Randy and Rebbie.
Uh oh! If things are bad enough for absentee mother Debbie Rowe to perk up her ears and take notice, things must be really bad, y’all. Honestly, for the life of me, I fail to understand Rowe‘s behavior when it comes to her children. She’s made it very clear that she gave birth to MJ‘s children for him, because he wanted them … and she has no desire to be in their everyday lives. Yet, when something major happens (first, MJ‘s death then this business with the guardianship) she kinda comes out of hiding to take notice. It’s never enough for her to take an active role in anything but … yeah, it’s really odd. I suppose it’s possible that Rowe might decide to take an active role in the parenting of her children if things get really bad in the Jackson Family but … I doubt it.