"I'm a fighter because she's a fighter. love you mom," Jackson wrote

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated October 08, 2016 04:07 PM
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Paris Jackson shared a sweet moment with her formerly estranged mother, Debbie Rowe, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in July.

The 18-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson gave a special shout-out to Rowe, 57, on Instagram Friday. “I’m a fighter because she’s a fighter. love you mom,” Paris captioned the photo of her kissing her mom’s head.

Rowe and Jackson, who were married from 1996 – 1999, had two children together: Paris and Prince Michael, 19. The former dermatology nurse is not the mother of Jackson’s third child, Prince Michael II, 14, who was born to a still-unidentified surrogate mother.

At the time of the pop star’s death in 2009, Michael’s mother, Katherine Jackson, was granted guardianship of Paris and Prince Michael. Rowe, for the most part, steered clear of the family except for occasional visits with her kids.

Then in April 2013, Paris publicly reconciled with her mother when they were pictured together at Rowe’s horse ranch in Palmdale, California.