By CASSIE CARPENTER
PUBLISHED: 16:04 EST, 29 April 2012 | UPDATED: 06:54 EST, 30 April 2012
Before his tragic death in 2009, Michael Jackson trusted Matt Fiddes to be his bodyguard and confidant.
But now the millionaire martial arts master has made some shocking claims that he is Blanket’s biological father, and that the famous pop star once had a secret affair with the late, great Whitney Houston in 1991.
According to Fiddes, who spoke to Jackson three days before his death, Michael even wanted to marry Whitney after their alleged two-week tryst.
Two shocking claims: Former bodyguard Matt Fiddes has alleged that he is Blanket’s biological father, and that the famous pop star once had a secret affair with the late, great Whitney Houston in 1991
‘Whitney practically moved in to Michael’s ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple,’ Fiddes told London’s Sun newspaper.
‘But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her.’
The bodyguard: Former Michael Jackson bodyguard Matt Fiddes is now a millionaire martial arts master who runs a worldwide chain of martial arts schools
While at a 2001 concert celebrating Michael’s career in New York, Fiddes said the pair shared a tearful reunion.
‘They were both a mess, to be honest. They shared what would be their final hugs and Michael begged Whitney to get off the drugs that were destroying her life,’ recalled Fiddes, who runs a worldwide chain of martial arts schools.
‘The two of them whispered that they loved each other as they hugged. The emotion was written all over their faces.’
Since her death last February, Whitney’s love life has been under the microscope. Earlier this year, the Sun Sunday claimed that Michael’s older brother Jermaine had a year-long affair with Whitney.
Jermaine, who was married to Hazel Gordy in 1984, is said to have inspired the video for Whitney’s 1985 single Saving All My Love For You.
The hit song’s video tells the story of a woman’s romance with a married man, with the singer even hiring a Jermaine lookalike for the footage. Whitney even comforted Jermaine following Michael’s death.
And while Jermaine wrote about struggling with his growing affection for Whitney in the HarperCollins book he released last year, You are Not Alone: Michael, Through A Brother’s Eyes.
Another Jackson affair? Earlier this year, the Sun Sunday claimed that Michael’s older brother Jermaine had a year-long affair with Whitney
He writes: ‘As much as I wanted to lose myself in all these feelings, I told her to wait. Ultimately, we had to go our separate ways and it killed us both.’
In his book, Jermaine also revealed that Michael had warned him of pursuing an intimate relationship with Whitney.
He wrote: ‘[Michael] didn’t fuel the temptation as some guys would. He reminded me about Hazel, about family.’
Jermaine and Hazel split three years after his reported affair with Whitney, following a 14-year marriage. The 57-year-old singer has since had three long-term relationships, and is now married to Halima Rashid – his third wife.
Whitney the lesbian? Since her death last February, friends have also claimed that Whitney, seen left in 1994, was once in a lesbian relationship with ex-assistant Robyn Crawford (right)
And gay activist Peter Tatchell was the first to allege that Whitney had a long-term lesbian relationship with her best friend and former assistant Robyn Crawford.
Tatchell speculated that Houston’s descent into addiction stemmed from giving up her ‘one true love’ in order to marry Bobby Brown and kill the lesbian rumors.
He said Whitney and Robyn became inseparable after working a summer job as teenagers in New Jersey. Just hours after her death, she wrote a Valentine’s Day-themed tribute to Whitney, which was published in a U.S. magazine.
Who’s your daddy? Fiddes is so confident he’s the biological father of ‘Blanket’ Jackson he plans to go to a Los Angeles court to ask for a DNA test to make it official
It said: ‘I first met Whitney when I was 16 and knew right away she was special. Whitney was modelling and had peachy-coloured skin and didn’t look like anyone I’d ever met in New Jersey. I can’t believe that I’m never going to hug her or hear her laughter again.’
Media storm: Jackson dangled baby Blanket over a balcony of the Adlon Hotel in Berlin in 2002
The lesbian claims have also been backed up by Whitney’s sister-in-law and her ex-bodyguard Kevin Ammons. Whitney spoke out about the rumours in 2000, saying: ‘I am a mother, not a lesbian. I am not gay.’
The British bodyguard alleged that the pop legend was anorexic, drug addicted, covered with needle marks, bald, and impotent.
As for Prince Michael Jackson II (nicknamed Blanket), who made his media debut in 2002 when the pop star bizarrely dangled the infant out of a six-story Berlin hotel, Fiddes claims that he was the sperm donor–not Jackson.
Fiddes is so confident he’s the father of the 10-year-old boy he plans to go to a Los Angeles court to ask for a DNA test to make it official.
Jackson evidently told Fiddes in 2001 that he wanted Blanket, who was conceived through IVF, to be an athletic child.
Said Fiddes, ‘I only want to see Blanket a couple of times a year. It’s not a custody battle.’
Along with his 15-year-old brother Prince and 14-year-old sister Paris, Blanket is currently in the custody of Jackson’s mother Katherine, just as Michael intended.
But even more disturbing was his claim that Jackson entertained Nazism in his final years, thanks to a racist friend in his inner-circle.
‘[They] filled his head with anti-Jewish propaganda….We got rid of [the person] filling Michael’s head with rubbish, and we were able to “re-programme” his mind so he didn’t think anti-Semitic thoughts,’ said Fiddes.