Michael Jackson’S wife Lisa Marie Presley made some heartbreaking discoveries about their marriage and the truth of his love for her after the star died. Lisa Marie also revealed that they had been secretly planning to get back together for years but she left him “in tears” after their final conversation.
Their marriage only lasted 18 months, from their May 1994 wedding to the separation in December 1995. It was widely regarded with huge scepticism both during and after its high-profile collapse. Many believed the King of Pop had only married Lisa Marie as a smokescreen against the mounting rumours and accusations surrounding his relationships with young boys.
It was also clear he was fascinated by her connection Elvis Presley. But Lisa Marie gave an emotional interview after the star’s death on June 25, 2009, which revealed a totally different side to their union. She also said that they had kept seeing each other for years after their divorce and Michael had cried as he begged her for help in 2005.
The world only saw their brief time together, but the pair had been close for years before that. Michael had noticed her as a young woman, and then waited for her first marriage to Danny Keough to end. Even after their own divorce, he did not want to let go.
Lisa Marie told Oprah Winfrey: “We were going to get back together. We spent four more years after we divorced.. getting back together and breaking up, talking about getting back together and breaking up…
“He and I were still… I was flying all over the world still with him for years to follow.”
Michael had married Debbie Rowe and become father to Prince Michael and Paris, but there was never any indication that the relationship was anything other than a practical transaction for children.