Debbie Rowe has spoken positively of the arrangement she has reached with Katherine Jackson over the custody of her two children with Michael Jackson.
Rowe gained visitation rights with the two children she had with Jackson, Prince Michael I and Paris Katherine. “I am encouraged by the way things are working out,” she said in a radio interview.
CKNBC reporter Chuck Henry said Rowe told him she had not received any money and that the deal was not and never was about the folding stuff. Rowe is also said to have sought a psychologist’s assistance for the children to help them adjust to her.
Rowe told Henry she will not attend a court hearing set to take place in Los Angeles on Monday.
Under the new arrangement, Katherine Jackson will maintain custody of the three children. She has had temporary guardianship of them since her son’s death on June 25.
The singer specified he wanted her to become their permanent guardian in his will, which made no provision for Rowe, who gave up her custody rights in 2001. She regained them in part three years later.
Henry said Rowe told him forming a relationship with the children “will take time”.