Debbie Rowe and Katherine Jackson Team Up Against Joe

Celebuzz | July 13, 2009 - 11:15 am

High-profile custody cases sure make for strange bedfellows. 

British newspaper the Sunday Mirror reports that Debbie Rowe, mother to two of deceased music legend Michael Jackson’s children, and Katherine Jackson, Michael’s mother and current custodian to the kids, have banded together to prevent Jacko’s father Joe Jackson from having contact with the tots. 

Joe Jackson, who Michael had publicly accused of being an abusive parent in the past, recently announced his desire to keep the kids with himself and Katherine, even hinting at future music careers for the tots.

But according to the paper, Rowe and Katherine Jackson have forged a deal: Rowe will not pursue custody of the children—Prince Michael I, Paris, and Prince Michael II, aka “Blanket“—as long as Katherine promises to keep Joe from having any say over how the kids are raised.

“The last thing [Rowe] wanted was for those kids to be looked after by Joe and go through what Michael went through,” says a source. “When [Rowe and Jackson] were [married], Michael poured out his heart about how much he loathed Joe for what he had done.”

This could get messy…

Let us know in the comments section: Do you think Debbie Rowe’s request should be honored, or does Joe Jackson have a right to play a part in his grandkids’ lives?