Debbie Rowe’s 'friend' reveals Rowe's personal correspondence
By April MacIntyre Jul 14, 2009, 15:42 GMT
Rowe’s "friend and confidant," Rebecca White, revealed to Extra details from emails sent from Rowe just days after Michael Jackson died and talks about the rumored secret custody agreement in the works. EPA/AARON LAMBERT
Debbie Rowe's friend ratted her out to the tabloids.
Rowe’s "friend and confidant," Rebecca White, revealed to Extra details from emails sent from Rowe just days after Michael Jackson died and talks about the rumored secret custody agreement in the works.
White, who became close to Rowe while taping footage for a candid MTV special at Rowe’s California ranch, says, “I know she’s seeking custody of the children. I think she wants the best for the children.”
In an e-mail dated July 2, 2009, Rowe appears to be conflicted about going after the kids:
Rowe to White: “I’m not going after custody. These kids are not mine. They were never mine. They were always Michael’s. I was Michael’s best friend.”
So, why does White say Rowe is seeking custody?
White: “Because I think things change on a daily basis…It’s not like she doesn’t love them. It’s not like she doesn’t want the best for them, but her life is different…The idea of being a mother to those children is something I don’t think she really wants. She can’t just sit back in the shadows and not say anything because then she will be looked at as the woman who gave up her children and that’s a horrible thing to say….She had to do something to protect them in a way.”
Rowe confirms these sentiments in an email to White dated July 5, 2009:
Rowe to White: “My lawyer is telling me I have to take some responsibility about the welfare of the children. Do I want the kids? Hell no. Does it look good for me to ask for them? Absolutely. I don’t want to look like the woman who gave away her kids and just forgot about them. Would Michael want Joe to have them? I think it would be the last thing that he would ever have wanted.”
If Rowe doesn’t want to be a mother, why does White believe she’s seeking custody?
White: “The motivation is money. I really have to be honest…If the children aren’t the ones she wants, what else will she gain from it?”
Is a secret custody deal in the works?
White: “Yes, absolutely. In one text message she had just said, ‘Just wait until the 14th. Everything will be done after the 14th’…There’s definitely going to be a secret deal. There’s definitely going to be a settlement that’s going to come out of this.”
“Extra’s” interview with Rebecca White airs Tuesday, July 14th