Paris Jackson has had to deal with a lot in her young life, and now the 18-year-old may be facing another test. According to TMZ, her biological mother Debbie Rowe has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and doesn’t think her daughter has any idea thanks to their estranged relationship.
Rowe, who is also mother to Paris’ older brother Prince Michael, went through a cancer scare in 2014, but was given the all-clear by doctors at the time. Now, though, her diagnosis is so serious that she has to have surgery next week. And unless Paris is reading the news this weekend, she may not know what her mom is going through.
Michael Jackson‘s only daughter and her biological mother became extremely close following the music legend’s death in 2008, but their relationship became frayed a few years ago, after Paris’ suicide attempt. Apparently, her closeness with Rowe caused tension among the Jacksons as well.
Paris reportedly cut all ties with Rowe this past May, when she stopped following her on social media. Rowe responded on Facebook, saying, “one of the saddest things in this world is to see a child grow up hating one of their parents because they only got one side of the story.”
Whatever is going on between these two, hopefully they’ll have a chance to resolve it in the face of this new development.