Lisa Marie Presley: was her marriage to Michael Jackson a fraud?

In a press release, the Presley family announced on the night of January 12 to 13 the death of Elvis’ only daughter at the age of 54. Found unconscious at her home, Lisa Marie was rushed Thursday, January 12 to a hospital in Los Angeles where she was placed in an artificial coma and under respiratory assistance, after a cardiac arrest. “She was the most passionate, strong and loving woman I know,” her mother Priscilla Presley said in the statement.

Following in the footsteps of her illustrious father, Lisa Marie’s life is embodied by passion and tumult. His obvious predisposition for music, inherited from “king of rock’n’roll“, will have given birth to three albums between 2003 and 2012, without them meeting the same success as those of her father. But her love for music will have put her on the path of another sovereign of the music industry. disk: the “King of Pop”, michael jackson.

Initially an admirer, Lisa Marie Presley first met MJ at a concert in 1975. They became close friends as her marriage to musician Danny Keough, with whom she had two children, withered. In love, in 1994, in the space of a few days, she divorces her first husband to marry the interpreter of Thriller in a secret ceremony.

I wanted to save him

Lisa Marie Presley

But their union, which will be characterized by tumult, begins badly, since the victims of her new partner accuse him of sexual assault. The couple finds themselves propelled to the front of the media scene. During this period, Michael Jackson will join rehab for his drug abuse. The singer will however reveal years later to the biographer Randy Taraborrelli, as reported Paris Match, that she was at the origin of this initiative: “I wanted to save him. I felt that I could do it”.

Unfortunately, all the good intentions of his wife will not be enough to cure addiction of the singer. In 1996, two years after their union, Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce, facing “irreconcilable differences”. She will confess later, after the death of Michael Jackson from an overdose in 2009having kept a very close relationship with her ex-husband for years, in the hope of finding their lost love.

He didn’t choose me

Lisa Marie Presley

This union, short and intense, aroused strong questions among the public. Lisa Marie Presley would not answer it until years later, in an interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey in 2010. “He had to make a decision: drugs and “vampires”, or me? And he didn’t choose me“, she claimed regarding their breakup.

More importantly, the darling presenter from the United States asked the question that plagued many fans: Was their marriage a hoax? “It was a real marriage” denied Lisa Marie. “But the rest of the world thought it was just a big show.” However, she revealed in a previous interview, in 2005, that she would probably have been used and manipulated by the King of Pop.

Fortunately, Lisa Marie Presley has found love after this painful relationship. A first time with the American actor Nicholas Cage whom she will marry in 2002, then with her last spouse between 2006 and 2016, the guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood, with whom she will have twins.

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Lisa Marie Presley: was her marriage to Michael Jackson a fraud?