Michael Jackson married nurse Debbie Rowe in 1996, the same year he divorced Lisa Marie Presley. The following year, the couple's first child, son Michael Joseph "Prince" Jackson Jr., was born. In 1998, daughter Paris Michael Katherine Jackson was born. The couple divorced in 1999, and Jackson retained custody of the children. Jackson also had a third child, son Prince Michael "Blanket" Jackson II. Upon Michael Jackson's death, his children were placed in the care of his mother, Katherine Jackson.