AKA Deborah Jeanne Rowe
Birthplace: Spokane, WA
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Michael Jackson's ex-wife
Former dermatology nurse, Debbie Rowe met Michael Jackson treating his skin conditions. While they were actually married, they never shared a common home. It is widely believed that their offspring were created via artificial insemination at the Los Angeles Fertility Institute. It is also believed that their two children are not biologically Michael's, though the pop star insists they are his. In 2004 Rowe sought their temporary custody, according to reports in News of the World.
On 27 April 2005, Rowe was called to testify in ex-husband Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, likely over insinuations that an interview she gave (aired during the fallout period after Martin Bashir's damning Living with Michael Jackson special) was heavily scripted. Under oath she testified that she had lied during the interview, though she was not forced, and that she had not seen her children in three years.
"I have married and had a baby with the man I will always love and I am on top of the world. The only time I feel sad is when I see quotes attributed to me that I never said or when I hear late night comedians taking cheap shots at my husband when they are not true. Don't believe 99 percent of the garbage you read or hear. I know that we will be under increasing public scrutiny and I don't look forward to that, but I know that will always be a part of being married to Michael." [1997, OK Magazine, a UK tabloid]
Father: Gordon Rowe
Mother: Barbara Chilcutt
Husband: Richard Edelman (teacher, m. 1982, div. 1988/89)
Husband: Michael Jackson (m. 15-Nov-1996, div. 8-Oct-1999, one son, one daughter)
Son: Prince Michael (b. 13-Feb-1997)
Daughter: Paris Jackson (b. 3-Apr-1998)
High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA (1977)
Bankruptcy 1989 (with Richard Edelman)
Converted to Judaism (first marriage)
Australian Ancestry Maternal
Risk Factors: Breast Cancer
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