Many people are reflecting on Lisa Marie Presley’s past, particularly her love relationships, as the terrible news of her death sends shockwaves through Hollywood’s entertainment business.
Lisa Marie has previously married several well-known celebrities, including famed musician Michael Jackson. Other noteworthy men have been among her spouses. However, public attention eventually damaged Lisa Marie and Jackson’s relationship, as seen by their divorce after only two years of marriage. Lisa Marie spoke with the New York Times about her decision to end her relationship with Michael Jackson in 1996.
“I was still pretty young and trying to decide what would be better for me: being with someone who doesn’t have anything, and then they get trampled and have no ego because they just become ‘Mr. Presley,’ or being with someone whose circumstance is comparable to mine,” she explained.
In numerous ways, Michael Jackson’s meteoric career paralleled that of Lisa Marie Presley’s late father, Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson, who had been married to Lisa Marie for over a decade, met the same sad end as Elvis Presley. After he died, she admitted that she was deeply sorry for their divorce.
Lisa Marie Presley expressed regret for not intervening to save Michael Jackson from the same fate as her late father, Elvis Presley.
After Michael Jackson died in 2009, Lisa Marie Presley revealed in an open and honest blog entry on Myspace that MJ had stated his fear that fame would take his life, just as it had taken Elvis’ life many years previously.
“I wanted to save him,” she wrote in her reaction piece published on Oprah.com. “I intended to spare him from the unavoidable, which is exactly what happened.”
“Even though I genuinely loved him and attempted to halt or reverse it in some manner, the decision to walk away and let his fate have him was one of the hardest choices I have ever been forced to make. After the divorce, I couldn’t stop thinking about him and bemoaning the things I should have done differently.”
Lisa Marie appeared to demonstrate her grief at Michael Jackson’s funeral, which she photographed alone beside his casket. When asked in 2021 by Express if she found “peace” at that moment captured on camera, Lisa Marie replied, “It was more like I wanted to apologize for not being around.”