There's going to be a lot of gossip and wild theories circulating around. It happens whenever someone of this magnitude dies (remember the years of Elvis sightings?).
The official story was that the children were his but were the result of artificial insemination, presumably with his own sperm. Lisa Marie Presley has acknowledged that although she did not feel their marriage was a sham and that she really truly loved him, they never slept together.
He was obviously a very troubled man who seemed incapable of sexual intimacy of any kind, at least with adults. He may well have died a virgin. I think the kids should be left alone unless the mothers start claiming he isn't their father, in which case DNA testing would be appropriate.
Three of them. Currently his mother has "temporary" custody. The two oldest have been reported to be children of Rowe and unnamed sperm donor. It's obvious no genetic material from Michael is in them. I don't know anything about the third, but looks like it could be part Michael. One rumor is that Jacko's dermatologist was the donor on the first two. He's released a statement in which he deliberately avoided any denial of that. Since there's reputedly a 2002 will that names the children, and even if there wasn't, there could be "per stirpes" suits initiated, it would seem much of the estate left might follow the children. This of course means whoever controls the children, will probably control the estate. My thought is someone ought to be doing some DNA testing real soon. Also read that no legal adoptions have been done if there is no DNA connection between Michael and the children. Rowe may come back into the picture now too, since she's claiming they are half hers and not from donated eggs. Thoughts?