Michael Jackson’s daughter, Paris, is reportedly keen to come to the UK and visit Mark Lester following revelations this week claiming he’s her biological father.
On Tuesday Jason Pfeiffer, a friend of Michael Jackson, claimed he is able to confirm rumors that both his children, Paris and Prince, were fathered by British actor Mark Lester.
Jason Pfeiffer, said to be a close friend of Michael Jackson, has claimed that the singer made the startling confession just a few months before he died on June 25, 2009.
Now Paris Jackson is reportedly hoping to visit Mark Lester when she is discharged from hospital following her recent suicide bid.
A source told the Mirror: “Paris is deeply interested in learning about her father’s friendship with Mark and what happened.
“In no way would she ever see him as a replacement for Michael but she’s curious…
“Michael always described Mark as his <<special friend>>. Now it has even greater significance.”
The paper goes on to say that Paris Jackson’s brother Prince isn’t interested about the apparent revelations and “can’t be bothered” as he is happy to continue being under the guardianship of Michael’s mother Katherine, 83.
Mark Lester, who made his name in the 1969 film version of Oliver! has long been rumored to be the father of Michael Jackson’s children.
Jason Pfeiffer has also claimed that Michael Jackson wanted Prince and Paris’ mother Debbie Rowe to have no part in their lives, saying he was “mom and dad” to his children.
Jason Pfeiffer, 39, 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.
Jason Pfeiffer has claimed how Michael Jackson confided in him during a visit to Arnold Klein’s medical clinic in Beverly Hills in 2009.
His friend believes that Michael 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.
Jason Pfeiffer has hinted that Michael Jackson would welcome Mark Lester to be more involved with his children’s lives.
Mark Lester, 54, has also spoken about the possibility of him being the father to Michael Jackson’s kids, revealing that he was asked to donate sperm by the late singer.
However, in an interview on ITV show Lorraine on Tuesday morning, Mark Lester insisted that even if he was their biological father, it wouldn’t change anything.
He said: “As far as I’m concerned the children are in the best possible place for them, Michael was their father, Michael brought those children up, whether or not he was the biological father, he was their father from day one. I can’t see why that situation would change.”
Mark Lester added in the wake of Paris Jackson’s suicide attempt: “Okay we’ve had this slight hiccup with Paris, but I’m sure that is a hiccup and things will get back on track.”
He also revealed that he would love for Paris Jackson and her siblings to come to the UK and stay with him.
Mark Lester said: “If they [the children] 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.”