Blanket Jackson's mother revealed
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 August 2009
The surrogate mother of Michael Jackson's youngest son, Prince Michael II, whose nickname is 'Blanket', is a Mexican nurse known only as Helena
The surrogate mother of Michael Jackson's youngest son is a Mexican nurse.
The woman, known only as Helena, was reportedly paid $20,000 by the late pop legend to become a surrogate for Prince Michael II, known as 'Blanket', when a mystery woman's egg was fertilised with the 'Thriller' singer's sperm and implanted into her.
Despite persistent rumours about who fathered 'Blanket', the birth certificate reveals Michael is the biological dad but the name of the mother has been left blank.
A friend of Michael - who already had two children, Prince Michael I and Paris, with ex-wife Debbie Rowe when 'Blanket' was born - said: "Michael wanted a designer baby. He had two wonderful children but wanted one more and was quite specific on the gene pool he wanted to tap into."
A string of women were introduced to Michael and he decided on Helena as he thought she was perfect.
The friend added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "He chose Helena because she had a Latino background but she was also a US citizen and had quite fair skin. He liked her because she was very attractive and seemed stable and intelligent. She was a nurse or medical assistant, which he also liked."
However, as an unnamed egg donor was used, 'Blanket' - who was born on February 21 2002 at a San Diego hospital - wouldn't have inherited any of her physical attributes.
As soon as he entered the world, 'Blanket' was whisked to Michael's Neverland ranch after the egg donor signed over all of her legal rights to the child.
Meanwhile, police investigating the death of Michael have raided a Las Vegas pharmacy to try and find evidence linked to the singer's personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray.
Agents searched the property, which is located between Murray's home and office, for about 90 minutes as they continue their investigation into the doctor, who is being probed for manslaughter.
Authorities previously searched Murray's Las Vegas home and offices in Las Vegas and Houston, looking in particular for evidence he had acquired the powerful anaesthetic Propofol, which Michael is believed to have been given by Murray on the day of his death.
Michael passed away on June 25 from a suspected cardiac arrest and earlier this week his body was finally laid to rest at a Los Angeles cemetery.