Paris Jackson needs her mother: Jermaine Jackson

Updated: Apr 24, 2013, 15:50 PM IST

Los Angeles: Jermaine Jackson thinks it is great that his niece Paris Jackson is getting close to her birth mother Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson`s ex-wife.

The late King of Pop`s brother is happy that Michael`s daughter is getting close to her mother Debbie Rowe following his death, reported TMZ Online.

"I think that`s wonderful. The kids need their mom. I think it`s great. That`s their mother. That`s wonderful. That`s a good thing," he said.

Debbie - who was married to Michael between 1996 and 1999 - gave full custody of her two children with Michael, Prince and Paris, during their divorce proceedings in 1999 and later relinquished all parental rights to the children in 2001.

However, after the singer`s death in June 2009, Debbie, 54, reached an agreement with Michael`s mother - who became the children`s` legal guardian - for supervised visitation rights.

Debbie has reportedly developed an intense bond with her daughter and the pair have been spending lots of time together in recent months.

The `Bad` singer`s ex-wife supported the teenager, who performed in a dance contest at her school in Los Angeles over the weekend, turning up with a bouquet of flowers.

Debbie also spent Paris` 15th birthday with her earlier this month.