Debbie Rowe, the biological mother of two of Michael Jackson's children, Prince and Paris, has signed off on the co-guardianship arrangement entered into by Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, and nephew, TJ Jackson. Under the agreement, approved last week by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff, Katherine will oversee the children's finances while TJ will over see the children's day-to-day activities. But Rowe's approval came with the following warning in the court documents filed on her behalf: "Should the arrangement sought by TJ Jackson and Katherine Jackson become untenable, unstable, unsafe, or in any way contrary to the best interests of the children, Ms. Rowe will seek court intervention." And ask Diana Ross to step in? More on that below.
Meanwhile, the backup guardian Michael named for his children in his Last Will and Testament, legendary singer Diana Ross, also approved of the arrangement, but apparently she told the children that she would not hesitate to step in if the co-guardianship doesn't work out. While at the age of 68 Diana Ross is younger than Katherine Jackson (age 82), she's significantly older than TJ Jackson (age 34). Of course at ages 15 and 14, Prince and Paris will be considered adults in a few years and will no longer need a court-appointed guardian, but Blanket, at age 10 1/2, has seven and a half years to go.