DEBBIE Rowe was married to the king of pop, Michael Jackson, for three years from 1996 to 1999.
How did Debbie Rowe meet Michael Jackson? Who is she?
Michael Jackson met Debbie Rowe while he was being treated for his vitiligo skin condition at the dermatology office where she was working in Beverly Hills, California.
Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley when he met Rowe, but Presley was reportedly not worried about the relationship because she believed Rowe was not glamorous enough for Jackson.
When Jackson and Presley divorced only 19 months after they were married in 1996, he turned to Rowe.
"I was trying to console him, because he was really upset," Rowe told ABC News. "He was upset because he really wanted to be a dad. I said, 'So be a dad.' He looked at me puzzled.
"That is when I looked at him and said. 'Let me do this. I want to do this. You have been so good to me. You are such a great friend. Please let me do this. You need to be a dad, and I want you to be.'"
Rowe said she knew Jackson wanted to be a father, and she wanted to be the one to give that to him.
She continued: "And he is such a fabulous man, and such a good friend, and he's always been there for me, always, from the day I met him."