Debbie Rowe invited into Jackson family
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 July 2009
Tito Jackson says he and the rest of his family would welcome Debbie Rowe with open arms if she wants to help raise her two children with the late Michael Jackson
Debbie Rowe can "definitely" have access to Michael Jackson's children.
Despite previously having no contact with her two children - Prince Michael I, 12, and 11-year-old Paris - with Michael, the late pop icon's brother Tito insists she would be welcomed into the Jackson family if she wants to help raise them.
Michael's mother Katherine was named as guardian of the kids and their seven-year-old sibling Prince Michael II - whose mother is an unknown surrogate - in a will made by the 'Billie Jean' singer in 2002 and has been given temporary custody of them.
He said: "I'm not saying we're going to turn them over to her, but she can definitely have rights to visit, hang out and be part of the family. After all is said and done, they are her kids.
"I would like to see her be part of the Jackson family. There is enough love for everybody."
Tito also revealed that his brother never told anyone who the mother of Prince Michael II, also known as Blanket, was.
He added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper was: "Nobody knows who is mother is, nobody. That's the million dollar question."
Michael has also been the subject of much speculation that the children are not biologically his but his brother Tito insists his brother was "100 per cent" their father.
He said: "Paris and Prince are Michael's children. Yes they are. Just because they are white doesn't mean they are not his.
"They are all Michael's children. Prince looks just like my grandfather. There is no question they are Michael's. They are 100 per cent his.
"The kids are like three peas in a pod. They remind me of me and my brothers as we were growing up."
Tito also spoke out about Michael's child abuse trial, saying it "ruined his life".
The singer - who died last month aged 50 - was acquitted of molestation charges in 2005 but Tito says the allegations and subsequent court case destroyed his brother's gentle soul.
Tito, 55, said: "Michael was never the same again. It changed him a lot.
"He became far less trusting of people, even children, because they had hurt him. From being so relaxed around them he became more cautious.
"In some ways, the trial ruined his life. He left Neverland and went on this search to find a comfortable place - somewhere he could relax and get over everything.
"Sadly, I don't think he ever did find that place. He was searching right up until he died."