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Monday 24 November 2014

Jackson guardianship 'won't be contested'

GARY, IN - AUGUST 30: Paris Jackson attends the St. Paul Saints Vs. The Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball game at U.S. Steel Yard on August 30, 2012 in Gary, Indiana. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
Paris Jackson

Debbie Rowe is reportedly not concerned with "wrestling" over the guardianship of daughter Paris Jackson.

Earlier this week it was reported that the biological mother of the 15-year-old star was at odds with her legal guardians Katherine and TJ Jackson.

However, a source told TMZ that Debbie is happy with the current set-up and won't try to "wrestle guardianship away" unless something major changes.

Debbie reportedly doesn't want to take Paris away from her two brothers, Michael Jackson's other children Prince and Blanket.

"Debbie has spent a significant amount of time at Katherine's house and likes and respects Katherine. Debbie loves TJ, and worries he's taken on so much - not only is he guardian to MJ's 3 kids, he has a family of his own to care for," the insider told the publication.

Paris is currently in hospital following a suicide bid last week. It has been reported that in recent months the teenager has struggled to connect with her grandma and has developed a close bond with biological mom Debbie.

The source added that the pair's relationship is "intense" explaining: "Paris calls Debbie 'Mom' and the two interact as mother and daughter, with Debbie often correcting Paris and laying down the law."

Debbie is holding off on the fight for Paris' guardianship as she doesn't want to "yank" her out of the family home and away from her brothers.

"We're told Debbie is especially worried about Blanket, who is vulnerable and feels abandoned after Michael's death," writes TMZ.

Debbie has kept a low profile since her divorce from Michael was finalised in 1999 and she gave the popstar full custodial rights of Paris and Prince.

Michael's brothers and sisters - with the exception of Janet - have reportedly "been on a campaign against Debbie being part of Paris' life" since she started spending more time with her daughter.

Katherine's guardianship is being reviewed to determine if she remains capable of taking care of Michael's three children.

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