The Real Reason Lisa Marie Presley Divorced Michael Jackson

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson surprised their fans when they announced their marriage in 1994. There were many who could not tell whether the union between Elvis Presley’s daughter and the pop star was true in the first place. As the marriage continued, there were more questions and suspicions about the relationship. When the couple decided to divorce, Presley opened up about what made her leave Jackson after nearly two years together.

Michael Jackson & Lisa-Marie Presley
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

An inside look at the wedding of Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson

Presley and Jackson first met at one of the Elvis shows. At the time, Presley was 7-years-old, and Jackson was a teenager. The two did not reunite until around 1992 when Presley had a husband and two children. Jackson was also charged with child molestation allegations at the beginning of the relationship. However, this did not stop Presley from continuing her love affair with Jackson. In May 1994, Presley ended his divorce from Danny Keough and married Jackson several days later. The couple decided to keep the marriage a secret for several weeks until Presley issued a formal statement in August 1994.

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

Over the years after the separation, Presley came to talk about her marriage to Jackson in interviews. She told Winfrey that she began to feel “incompetent” towards Jackson and spoke to him last year 2005. Four years later, Presley learned that Jackson had died in a LA hospital. Presley wrote a blog post the same day, which said she wanted her to be able to do more for Jackson.

“The person I did not help is currently being transferred to the LA County Coronation office for his autopsy,” Presley wrote. “All the disdain and contempt that I have worked so hard to achieve over the years has just plunged into hell, and right now, I am devastated. ”

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