Paris Jackson has expressed a desire to meet British actor Mark Lester, after it was revealed that he might be the biological father of Michael Jackson’s two eldest children -- Prince and Paris, the Mirror reported.
The British tabloid on Tuesday said Jackson admitted before his death that only his youngest son, Blanket, was fathered by him. Jackson's eldest children, Prince and Paris, were fathered using sperm donated by Lester, according to the Mirror.
Now, Paris is said to have expressed a desire to meet her biological father once she is discharged from hospital.
“Paris is deeply interested in learning about her father’s friendship with Mark and what happened,” a friend of the family told Mirror. “In no way would she ever see him as a replacement for Michael but she’s curious. Mark has met the kids before but Paris never knew the significance of it until now.”
But Prince has no interest in meeting Lester, who is also their godfather, and believes that anyone questioning Jackson’s paternity is not a true friend, the source added.
On the occasion of Jackson’s fourth death anniversary on Tuesday, Lester told British television presenter Lorraine Kelly that Jackson’s kids can visit him anytime they want.
“If they ever need to come over to the UK they can come and visit, be lovely to see them, the door is always open for them to come,” he told Kelly, the Mirror noted.
The actor admitted that he has not seen Jackson’s kids ever since the King of Pop’s death in 2009, but got in touch with a member of the Jackson family after Paris’ suicide bid came to light.
“My family, my girls, my son, we were all very close with Michael and his children and it’s a shame that the four years that we haven’t really seen them. It’s important for them to have friends,” Lester was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.