Debbie Rowe: I Had the Kids for Michael

A 2003 interview that Debbie Rowe did with Us Weekly may just come back to bite her.

The new issue of the mag is running the chat with the biological mother of Michael Jackson's two oldest children, Prince and Paris -- and it could cause some problems for her, if Debbie chooses to fight for custody.

In the interview, Debbie says she had the kids because Michael, who she was married to for three years, wanted them.

"Parenting is an art; you earn the title," she told the mag. "Because you give birth and impregnate someone does not automatically give you the title of mother or father - you earn the title.

"My kids don't call me mom because I don't want them to," she went on. "They are Michael's children. It's not that they're not my children, but I had them because I wanted him to be a father."

As for those who say she abandoned the kids, Debbie objects.

"They say, 'I can't believe she left her children.' Left them? I did not leave my children," Rowe told Drew. "My children are with their father where they are supposed to be."

"I didn't do it to be a mother. Like I said, you earn the title. I didn't change diapers. I didn't get up in the middle of the night - even when I was there. Michael did it all. I am telling you that he is the most brilliant father. Almost before the baby needed something, he knew what it was. And that's not for me."

She also said that she never wanted children before she married Michael.

"If it hadn't been for how much I love him and because of our relationship, I would never have had children. And how spoiled am I? I get to go through the whole experience with a loving, caring person, and I can still have the opportunity to have the life I never thought I would have back again. I am still waiting for that and working on it. I'm the one who feels selfish about having the kids."

Wow -- that's quite a lot to digest. Do you think this interview should be taken into consideration if and when she files for custody?

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