Udated 11:59: July 1:

Updated 4:30 pm June 30:

Reports are swiftly spreading on the Web — the result of scandalous stories in Us Weekly and on TMZ –  that Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe are not the biological parents of his older children.

And that his youngest child, Prince Michael II,was born to an unknown surrogate via IVF.

So who are the parents of his eldest kids?

Reports from insiders to both TMZ and Us Weekly claim that Jackson’s longtime dermatologist and friend Arnold Klein, who was Rowe’s boss when she was involved with Jackson, is the baster.

Update: Us Weekly's story does not claim Rowe is not the natural mother, only TMZ.

But TMZ also claims that Rowe was simply the turkey. The eggs actually came from another woman.

Rowe's attorney has already replied to Radaronline.com with this statement:

]]>DrArnold_Gregg_882478_600 "We refuse to be drawn into addressing the various rumors and speculation swirling in the media.  The vast majority of what is out there is untrue.

"Particularly hurtful and insidious is the most recent rumor — which is entirely false — concerning the maternity of the children.  Ms. Rowe is the biological mother of the two oldest children."

Klein has not commented on the speculation.

Update: Klein has issued a statement regarding Michael Jackson's medical treatment and the parentage of his children. "Dr. Klein is aware of media reports connecting him to Michael Jackson," his rep, Richard L. Charnley said in a statement to Access Hollywood. "Because of patient confidentiality Dr Klein will make no statement on any reports or allegations."

Will the truth ever be known? And is it really important?

Do you care?

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Photo credits: cover, Us Weekly. Arnold Klein, WireImage

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead