Debbie Rowe

Debbie Rowe

Michael Jackson's ex-wife wants guardianship of their children.

Debbie Rowe, who was married to the late 'Thriller' star for just under three years until October 1999 and had children Prince, 17, and Paris, 15, with him, is also said to wants to take responsibility for Michael's son Blanket, 12, who was reportedly born via surrogate.

According to TMZ, Debbie thinks their grandmother Katherine Jackson, who is the children's legal guardian, is too old to care for them properly.

A source said: "Debbie is deeply concerned about the environment in the Jackson home. She likes Katherine Jackson but believes she has gotten way too old to serve as guardian."

She reportedly told a friend: "Katherine's not connected with the kids or involved in their lives."

Debbie, 55, is also said to be concerned Michael's brothers are spending too much time at their Calabasas house in California and have been a "terrible influence" on the children.

She is also rumoured to be "upset" with Michael's brother Jermaine, who will appear on 'Celebrity Wife Swap' in coming weeks, because she thinks it's "extremely inappropriate".

Debbie is set to file legal documents asking the judge to appoint her guardian so she can move the children to her ranch in Palmdale, California, where she has a business raising and breeding horses.

She originally lost contact with her children after divorcing Michael in 1999, but has been getting closer to them over the last year with the blessing of the Jackson family.