Who's the father?
Who's the mother?
Who's the sperm donor?
Who's the ovum (egg) donor?
-----------of Michael Jackson's children?
Is it Arnold Klein? Or could the story be told by the Underwear 'Calvin Klein'?
Michael Jackson's eldest two children are 'not mine to the best of my knowledge', says star's dermatologist Arnold Klein
09th July 2009
The doctor alleged to be the biological father of Michael Jackson's eldest two children has fuelled fresh speculation about their paternity after issuing a half-hearted denial.
Dr Arnold Klein - whose former assistant Debbie Rowe married Jackson and gave birth to Prince Michael, 12, and Paris, 11 - failed to refute rumours he fathered them.
Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, Dr Klein was asked by presenter Diane Sawyer about claims that he was the real father of the two children.
The 48-year-old replied: 'I can't say anything about it, but to the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children.'
Sawyer interrupted: 'To the best of your knowledge? That's an intriguing phrase,' to which Dr Klein said: 'I can't answer it in any other way because, do you know what, I don't want to feed any of this insanity that's going around.'
The news comes in the wake of persistent reports that Jackson is not the biological father to Prince Michael and Paris.
Jackson was said to have entered surrogacy agreement nine months before he married Rowe in 1996. She has never confirmed the paternity of the children.
When they divorced three years later, she received a £6million payoff and a £1.6million Berverly Hills home and gave up her custody rights to the children.
America's Us Weekly magazine claims to have confirmation from 'multiple sources' that Dr Klein is Prince and Paris' biological father.
During his interview, the doctor spoke of his fondness for the children, saying: 'I will tell you one thing: These are brilliant children and I want them in no way to be harmed.
'These are great, wonderful, fabulous children who he [Jackson] loved deeply.'
Dr Klein, who was Jackson's dermatologist for 20 years, also recalled a Christmas Eve spent at the Jackson home during the interview.
Describing the happy family scene, he said: 'The kids were so very happy and so beautiful. Every time they would pass their father they would say, "I love you, Daddy."'
Debbie was working for Dr Klein in Beverly Hills when she met Jackson, who died two weeks ago of a cardiac arrest at his rented Los Angeles home. He was 50.
The couple had married in 1996. The following year Prince Michael was born on February 13.
Then on April 3, 1998, Debbie gave birth to Paris, who paid an emotional tribute to the 'best daddy ever' at his memorial service at the Staples Centre on Tuesday.
Debbie, who stayed away from the ceremony, gave up custody of the children following her divorce from the King of Pop in 1999.
Michael's other child, Prince Michael II - known as Blanket - was born in 2002 and the surrogate mother has not been identified.
While failing to quash speculation about his role in the conception of the two eldest children, Dr Klein did vehemently deny reports that he was one of the doctors who prescribed Jackson potentially lethal medication.
He admitted that he, on occasion, gave the pop star the painkiller Demerol - but warned him about using the powerful sedative Diprivan.