A nurse who married Michael Jackson after his divorce with Lisa Marie Presley and who would go on to bear two of his children, Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson, claimed she never had sex with him and was the singer's "thoroughbred" who had been impregnated like a mare.
According to The Sun, Debbie Rowe, who met Jackson while working as a nurse in Dr. Arnold Klein's dermatology office where he was getting treatment for his skin condition vitiligo and who was married to him between 1996 and 1999, also said the children were born from donor sperm and not from Jackson's.
"I went to the 'office,' which is what we called the medical clinic," she said of her becoming pregnant in a 2009 interview.
"They impregnated me. It's just like I impregnate my mares for breeding. It was very technical. Just like I stick the sperm up my horse, this is what they did to me. I was his thoroughbred."
Lisa Marie had previously said to Playboy that she knew at the time she and Jackson were married that Rowe wanted to have his children and that the nurse had a "crush on him."
Rowe confirmed the rumor, saying, "Michael was divorced, lonely and wanted children. I was the one who said to him, 'I will have your babies.' offered him my womb it was a gift. It was something I did to keep him happy."
Rowe and Jackson announced they were expecting a child in 1996, and the pair later married in a private ceremony in Sydney, Australia. Three months later, she gave birth to a son, Michael Jackson Joseph Jr., who was later nicknamed Prince. In 1997, she gave birth to a daughter, Paris Jackson.
"I snatched her and just went home with all the placenta and everything all over her," Jackson said of her birth.
Jackson took full responsibility for both the children; the pair divorced in 1999 as Rowe reportedly became overwhelmed with the publicity that came with being married to the singer; she gave up the full custody rights of both Prince and Paris. Then, in 2001, Rowe went to a private judge to have her parental rights for the two children terminated.
Speaking about her pregnancies in a 2003 TV special called 'Michael Jackson: The Footage You Were Never Meant To See," Rowe said, "I did it for him to become a father, not for me to become a mother. You earn the title parent. I have done absolutely nothing to earn that title. That is because Michael did all the parenting. I didn't do it to be a mother. I didn't change diapers. I didn't get up in the middle of the night, even when I was there, Michael did it all."