04/05/2013 12:46 pm ET

Paris Jackson & Mom Debbie Rowe Reconnect; Rowe Gave Away Her Parental Rights 12 Years Ago (REPORT, VIDEO)

Reunited, and it feels so good!

According to anonymous sources for several tabloid news outlets, Debbie Rowe, mother of Michael Jackson's kids Prince and Paris, is reconnecting with her 15-year-old daughter. The two have spent considerable amounts of time together for Paris' 15th birthday. A source said "the two just hung out. They've really gotten tight."

According to TMZ, these meetings have become more frequent. In fact, the two have reportedly developed a relationship, but Rowe wants the relationship to be kept under wraps for fear that publicizing it will look like she's exploiting the relationship with her daughter for money.

Per Hollywood Gossip, "Rowe doesn't want even the mere suggestion that she is in this for the money ... she just wants to get to know her daughter as much as Paris wants."

Michael Jackson and Rowe divorced in 1999 and Jackson was given full custody of his children in 2001. These rights were eventually given to his mother, Katherine, following the singer's death.

In the past, Rowe has received criticism for leaving her children. She told GMTV back in 2003, "We have a non-traditional family ... We are a family unit. Michael and I will always be connected with the kids. I will always be there for him. I will always be there for the children."

Rowe is, as mentioned, also the biological mother of Prince Michael, who is 16 years old. There's no word on whether the two have been in contact as well.



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