Priscilla Presley says she thinks Michael Jackson married her daughter Lisa ... trends now
The wife of Elvis Presley, 78, said that she had concerns that Michael's interest in her daughter was only due to his 'intrigue' over her father.
Priscilla also claimed that Lisa Marie confided in her about Michael's regular absences, revealing that he would disappear for days on end.
Priscilla recalled: 'She said, "Mom, I'm really concerned," this is while they were married, and she said, "I never see him. He is always gone."
Candid: Priscilla Presley has admitted she was wary of her son-in-law Michael Jackson during his two-year marriage to her daughter Lisa Marie
Wary: The wife of Elvis Presley, 78, said that she had concerns that Michael's interest in her daughter was only due to his 'intrigue' over her father
When she pressed her on where he goes to, Priscilla said that Lisa Marie admitted she didn't know where he was and he would just call three or four days later.
Priscilla went on to discuss her fears over Michael's interest in Elvis, saying: 'I always felt that Michael Jackson loved Elvis, or respected Elvis, so I always felt that having the name, associated with the name with his daughter, I was concerned. I told her…'
When asked if she thought that was his main motivation for marrying Lisa Marie, she said that she did and added: 'I never really got to know him'.
Piers then questioned if she would have preferred them not to have married, and she said: 'Yes, just because I felt that he was so intrigued about Elvis.', adding that he thought he was with her 'because she was a Presley'.
The couple met when Lisa Marie was just a child and a lover of Michael's music, but she wouldn't become his lover until they reconnected nearly two decades later.
Many accused the couple of marrying to distract the world form the damning child molestation accusations against Michael. The couple always maintained their authenticity.
Lisa Marie was a Jackson 5 fan when she was a child, and at seven years old her father brought her back stage at one of Jackson's concerts to meet Michael.
An employee of Michael's told People magazine in 1994 that Lisa Marie 'has known Michael almost all of her life, and they "stayed in touch", after their first meeting.
Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson visit Versailles in France in 1994
Absent: Priscilla also claimed that Lisa Marie confided in her about Michael's regular absences, revealing that he would disappear for days on end (pictured 1994)
Their friendship was rekindled in 1992 after they met again in LA. Lisa Marie was married at the time to the musician Danny Keough, who she had two children with.
In 1993 when Jackson was accused of molesting 13-year-old Jordan Chandler, he and Lisa Marie talked regularly on the phone and she became his support system throughout the investigation and its publicity.
During one of those phone calls, Michael reportedly asked Lisa Marie if she would marry him if he asked her to.
Biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, wrote: 'Michael valued