Michael Jackson ‘confessed Mark Lester was the father of Paris and Prince’ four months before he died, claims friend

By George Stark

Paternal: Jason Pfeiffer claims Mark Lester (above) is father to Michael Jackson’s two children

A friend of Michael Jackson has claimed he is able to confirm rumours that children Paris and Prince were fathered by British actor Mark Lester.

Jason Pfeiffer, said to be a close friend of the King of Pop, has claimed that Jackson made the startling confession just a few months before he died on 25 June 2009.

Lester, who made his name in the 1969 film version of Oliver! has long been rumoured to be the father of Jackson’s children.

Pfeiffer has also claimed that Jackson wanted Prince and Paris’s mother Debbie Rowe to have no part in their lives, saying he was ‘mom and dad’ to his children.

39-year-old Pfeiffer told the Sunday Mirror: ‘One day as we walked about his children and Debbie Rowe, he just came out and said that his children were actually fathered by Mark.’

He added: ‘Michael felt Mark was one of his closest friends. He said he was a great actor and very good man. He mentioned that he had taken several people’s sperm and decided on Mark.’

Michael Jackson had his two eldest children with Debbie Rowe while his son Blanket was born to an anonymous surrogate mother.

Pfeiffer has claimed how Jackson confided in him during a visit to Arnold Klein‘s medical clinic in Beverly Hills in 2009.



Prince and Paris

Children: Paris and Prince Jackson are said to have been fathered by British actor Mark Lester, claims a friend of the King Of Pop


Friend: Jason Pfeiffer (above) claims that Michael Jackson confessed everything to him about the paternity of his children Paris and Prince

His friend believes that Jackson made the confession for a reason, as four months later he died, aged 50, after his doctor Conrad Murray reportedly gave him a fatal dose of anesthetic Propofol.

Pfeiffer has hinted that Jackson would welcome Mark Lester to be more involved with his children’s lives.

Actor and former child star Lester has also spoken about the possibility of him being the father to Jackson’s kids, revealing that he was asked to donate sperm by the late singer.

The 54-year-old actor has also reached out to Paris following her suicide attempt, offering her a place to stay with him.

Prince Jackson
Paris Jackson

Troubled: Paris Jackson (right) has been recovering since attempting to take her

He said: ‘It would be a breath of fresh air… a change of scenery, hang out with people who aren’t going to idolise her for being Paris Jackson but for just being the kid that she is, and she really just needs friends.’

Paris has been recovering since attempting to take her life on June 5th and Lester is said to be fully prepared to take a DNA test to prove paternity.

‘I wouldn’t have a DNA test without the children’s permission but when the children come of age, and it’s not far away, and they decide they want me to do it then I will.

Debbie Rowe

Not wanted: Jacko’s friend Jason claims that the singer did not want mother Debbie Rowe involved with his children’s lives

‘It is up to them. I don’t want to tell them what to do. I just want to reconnect and be the godfather that Michael made me.’

He added: ‘My 18-year-old daughter Olivia looks like Paris. People have also pointed out similarities between myself when I was younger and Prince Michael.’

Meanwhile, office manager Pfeiffer added: ‘If Michael knew how his and this kids’ lives would end up, I feel he would approve of Mark having a much more active role. He has his own teenage kids and has been loyal to Michael for years.’

Jacko friend

Future: Jason Pfeiffer claims Michael Jackson would have wanted Mark Lester in his children’s lives, not Debbie Rowe, seen above with Paris

Lester found fame at the age of eight when he played the title role in the film of the Lionel Bart musical Oliver! He became good friends with Jackson in London in 1978 when the singer was performing with the Jackson 5.

In 1995, shortly after Lester’s third child was born, Jackson broached the subject of fertility, he said. ‘I remember Michael ringing and saying, ‘Oh, you don’t have any fertility difficulties do you?’ He was half joking so I joked, “Oh, I just look at her and she gets pregnant’.

‘So then in a light-heated way  he said, ‘Will you help me out?’  Initially I thought he wanted me to do something with his ex-wife Debbie Rowe and I was thinking, ‘I don’t think so’.

Michael Jackson

Mystery: Jackson had his two eldest children Prince and Paris with Debbie Rowe while his son Blanket (above) was born to an anonymous surrogate mother

Lester is now an osteopath and lives in Cheltenham with his second wife Lisa and the four children from his first marriage.

The Jackson children are due to be witnesses in a £26million lawsuit against concert promoter AEG Live. Jackson’s family say the firm, which organised his 50 farewell gigs in London, ignored fears over his health.

Talking about her recent troubles, Jason Pfeiffer said of Paris: ‘It is tough for Paris to be without the main influence in her life at this very challenging time. She could always talk to her dad and have his support.’


Row: Reports have claimed that Debbie Rowe will not seek custody of Paris Jackson following her suicide attempt

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