Portal:Michael Jackson/Selected biography/4
The Personal relationships of Michael Jackson have been the subject of public and media attention for several decades. The entertainer remained romantically unengaged until meeting his first love, the child actress Tatum O'Neal, whom he became involved with as a teenager in the 1970s. From his second marriage to Debbie Rowe, the first two of three children were born: son Prince Michael Jackson (February 13, 1997) and daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson (April 3, 1998). The pair divorced on October 8, 1999, with Rowe giving full custody rights of the children to Jackson. The pop star's third child, son Prince Michael Jackson II, was born to an unnamed surrogate mother on February 21, 2002.