14/08/2014 12:49 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Paris Jackson Reunited With Her Mother Debbie Rowe. First Picture

Michael Jackson
's daughter Paris Jackson grew up without her mother after Debbie Rowe signed away all parental rights to Michael in 2001, when Paris was just three years old.

But since Michael's death at the age of 50 in 2009, mother and daughter have been forging a relationship.

Now the first picture of the pair together has emerged, showing Debbie with her arm around Paris as they celebrated the teenager's 15th birthday at Ahi Sushi in Studio City, California on April 3, reports Entertainment Tonight. The photo shows a striking resemblance between the two.

Paris - the youngest of Michael and Debbie's two children - smiled happily as she leaned in for a hug with her mother, a dermatologist's nurse, who looked thrilled to be included in her daughter's birthday celebration.

Debbie and Michael were married between 1996 and 1999, after they met at the specialist skin clinic where she worked. Debbie gave full custody of her two children to Michael, Prince and Paris, during their divorce proceedings in 1999.

The identity of the birth mother of Michael Prince and Paris's younger brother, Prince II or Blanket as he's affectionately called, is not known.

In 2001, she relinquished all parental rights to the children, who were just toddlers at the time, for an undisclosed sum.

After Michael Jackson's death in June 2009, Debbie, 54, reached an agreement with Michael's mother Katherine Jackson, who is the children's legal guardian, for supervised visitation rights.

Paris Jackson reunited with her mother Debbie Rowe on her 15th birthday. First picture

It's reported that mum Debbie turned up with a bouquet of flowers to support her daughter at a dance contest in her school in Los Angeles recently and that Paris and she have been shopping together.

Paris' uncle Jermaine Jackson recently said he approved of the pair's growing relationship.

Debbie and Michael's son Prince, 16, is believed to not feel ready yet for a relationship with his mother (see videos below). The budding actor recently appeared in an episode of 90210.

Michael Jackson's Daughter, Paris, Reunites With Mother