Paris JacksonParis Jackson After marrying in 1996, Debbie Rowe and Michael Jackson had two children — Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. (aka Prince) and Paris Jackson. Given the pair’s untraditional marriage, and given how little Paris resembles her father, many began to speculate on whether she is actually related to the “Billie Jean” singer.
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First, based on skin color, many fans began to question if Paris is really Michael’s child given her fair complexion. Michael was Black, and Paris — along with her siblings — appears to be white. Speculation furthered after the youngest Jackson sibling was born through a surrogate — creating talk of whether Prince and Paris were also conceived via a surrogate. Many were also convinced after Michael admitted to not knowing the surrogate for his third child. So when British actor Mark Lester came forward claiming he was the real father to the Jackson kids, it seemed conceivable — no pun intended.
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Lester made claims that he was the real father to Paris through a sperm donation he gave to the “Thriller” singer. “I think he had a problem with actually doing the physical act of sex and [had] a very low sperm count as well,” Lester told Studio 10. He added that he donated sperm to Jackson to “help out a friend.” Though when pressed, Lester stated that even if he were to be the true father, it was Michael who raised the kids — not him.