Michael Jackson’s ex-wife Debbie Rowe broke her silence Thursday and declared she wants custody of the two children she had with the late King of Pop.”I want my children,” Rowe said during a 90-minute phone interview with NBC-LA early Thursday.

A judge later that day delayed a guardianship hearing for Michael Jackson’s children at the request of attorneys for Rowe and the singer’s mother.The hearing, originally scheduled for Monday., was rescheduled for July 13.

Katherine Jackson will retain temporary guardianship of the children until then.Rowe, who married Jackson in 1996 and filed for divorce three years later, told the NBC-LA she is willing to submit to DNA testing to prove maternity and psychological testing.She also said she’ll seek a restraining order to keep their grandfather, Joe Jackson, away from the children. Michael Jackson had a strained relationship with his father, who he said struck him as a child.

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