Michael Jackson's Three Children Want To Stay With Grandparents
Michael Jackson's ex-wife's hopes of gaining custody of his two eldest children were dealt a blow today as it was revealed they want to move in with their grandparents. All three of the children, Prince, 12, Paris, 11, and youngest son Prince Michael II - known as 'Blanket' - are said to want to live with Joe and Katherine Jackson.
Sources cited by website TMZ.com said they will stay living with the couple at their home in Los Angeles. Jackson's family are said to be '100 per cent behind' the idea because it is felt the elderly couple are the only people who can help the three understand their father.
The three are in good health but 'miss their daddy', it claims. The site adds that they have 'no relationship' with Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of Paris and Michael.
The revelation sets the stage for a bitter legal battle over the singer's children to accompany the fight over his estate.
Miss Rowe, 50, is preparing to battle Katherine Jackson, 79, for custody, and has told friend she will fight 'tooth and nail' for their return.
The former nurse gave away her parental rights to Prince and Paris in exchange for a £4.2million pay-off ten years ago.
She has only seen the pair, who were conceived through artificial insemination, intermittently but believes she is more equipped to care for them than Katherine.