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- November 18, 1996
- Vol. 46
- No. 21
From Here to Paternity
Michael Jackson Says That He and An Old Friend Are Expecting
Fatherhood has been on Jackson's mind of late, replacing such previous fascinations as the Elephant Man and Bubbles the chimp. A year after he married Lisa Marie Presley in 1994, he announced on PrimeTime Live that he wanted to start a family. That plan ended when he and Presley split in January, but rudimentary math suggests he wasted little time in settling on Plan B.
Until last week, few outside of Jackson's circle had heard of Rowe, 37. She graduated from Hollywood High in 1977, married a teacher there in 1982 and was divorced from him eight years later. She lives in a modest, one-bedroom apartment in Van Nuys, Calif., and rides a Harley-Davidson. "She is very kind," says a former patient, "professional, caring and calm."
Rowe has also been a friend to Jackson since she met him more than a decade ago in the offices of Dr. Arnold Klein, who has treated Jackson for vitiligo, a disease that causes the loss of skin pigment. Last April she accompanied Jackson to a Pasadena, Calif., performance of the musical Sisterella, which he had coproduced. Reports that the superstar paid Rowe to carry his child are denied by Jackson. How will the notoriously germophobic singer cope with baby drool and dirty diapers? His pal and Sony exec Larry Green-berg isn't worried. "He'll make an excellent father," says Greenberg. "He is the most honest, caring individual I've ever met"—and the only one with a Ferris wheel on the front lawn.
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