Remembering the turbulent two-year marriage of Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson
They became a match made in the royal
courts of rock & roll. The King of Pop and the daughter of the genuinely El Rey.
Although Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley, who died
Thursday at age 54, were married in 1994, at some point it became one of the most turbulent
But before they stopped, to the refrain of "you're in the know,"
they made their now-infamous appearance together at the 1994 MTV Video Track Awards
"And suppose," Jackson said quietly into the microphone, "nobody
thinks this will last," gesturing to Presley before kissing him and leaving the stage
Presley looked more than a little
embarrassed, and though she was announced as "Mrs. Michael Jackson
They first met in 1975, when Presley, aged seven and twelve
months, saw Jackson at a live performance. They began an adult friendship in 1992 and married years later
In '93, Jackson is accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old
boy. Presley reportedly thought Jackson was harmless and urged him to settle the allegations outside
The couple divorced in 1996, citing "irreconcilable
variances." According to Presley, they had still been together for four years after their divorce.
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