PUBLISHED: 08:45, Thu, Oct 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:45, Thu, Oct 8, 2020
Michael Jackson met Lisa Marie Presley when she was very young, when her father, Elvis, brought her backstage to a Jackson 5 concert. The pair later became friends as adults and, pretty quickly after her first marriage, they had tied the knot. It was a tricky business from then on until their divorce - so what happened between them?
Their adult friendship began years after they met as young people, and apparently President Donald Trump was an eye-witness to their relationship.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley spent some time with him on a
holiday before they wed.
In 1994, People magazine reported comments from President Trump about a time when the couple stayed at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, near the end of 1993.
According to the President, the couple were “holding hands and talking until the wee hours” despite having separate bedrooms.
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Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley - what happened between them? (Image: Getty)
Evidently, the President was good friends with the couple, even hosting them at the park on New York’s Trump Tower after they announced their marriage.
According to Randy J. Taraborrelli’s book Michael Jackson: The Magic, The Madness, The Whole Story, 1958–2009, Michael proposed to Lisa Marie in late 1993, meaning it could be some time at the president’s estate did the trick.
The pair then married in May 1994, just 20 days after Lisa Marie’s divorce to the father of two of her children, Danny Keough.
Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie’s mother and Elvis Presley’s ex wife, has openly spoken about how she did not want her daughter to marry Michael, telling The Guardian in 2012: “Lisa knew I wasn’t happy about her marrying Michael Jackson.
Lisa Marie and Michael at the VMAs (Image: Getty)
“We had issues over it because of my experience of marrying somebody with that same iconic status and in a strange way