Lisa Marie Presley Felt "Pushed out" of Her Marriage With Michael Jackson | Yet, She Was Devastated by His Death

Lisa Marie Presley Felt "Pushed out" of Her Marriage With Michael Jackson | Yet, She Was Devastated by His Death

She dedicated her life to be his wife and wanted to raise a family together but destiny planned it otherwise.

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While Michael Jackson's personal life has always been in the public eye but not much was ever revealed of his love or married life until his ex-wife spoke about their time together and how she was deeply in love with the iconic performer.

Their marriage did not last long but the memories, she later said, were something she would always carry within her.


Elvis Presley's only child, Lisa Marie Presley, confessed and owned her love for Jackson in front of the world, but she never thought her hopes will come down crumbling so soon. She got married to the "God of Dance" who had a world of his own, and the power of having things his way in that world. But in this world of his, she never felt welcomed and as this rift grew, she kept inching away from him, as did he.

Their marriage took place in 1994 in a quiet ceremony. After they were wedded, Lisa Marie gave a statement saying, "My marriage to Michael Jackson took place in a private ceremony outside the United States weeks ago. I am very much in love with Michael, I dedicate my life to being his wife. I understand and support him. We both look forward to raising a family," quoted People.



Michael Jackson, the King of Pop had this innate charm from which not many could escape and Lisa Marie kept on getting pulled towards him. "He was an incredible, dynamic person," she said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "He had something so intoxicating about him, and when he was ready to share with you and be himself—I don't know if I've ever been that intoxicated by anything... He was like a drug for me."

But their abode of love and happiness could not last long as Jackson's drug use and his closeness with people who Lisa Marie described as "vampires," kept bearing it down. When Lisa Marie was asked why the marriage came to an end, she said, "There was a very profound point in the marriage when he had to make a decision. Was it the drugs and the sort of vampires, or me? And he pushed me away." She also clarified what she meant by "vampires" and said, "...people that are sort of spiders, vampires."



She started feeling like an unwelcome guest in his world. "Michael wasn’t a bad person because that’s how he functioned. He didn’t know any better... I took it very personally, though. I felt I was disposable. You know? And it was the same with my father," she went on to say. "Sometimes I sit and I think there have been times when I’ve been angry at the people around him. ‘Why didn’t you stop him? Why didn’t you say something?’ Well, because if you did, you were out. It’s very simple."

It reached a point where she felt like he didn't love him but it was actually something worse than that. "I always confused that manipulation thinking that it meant he didn't love me," said Lisa Marie Presley. "But I understand it better now. The manipulation was a survival tactic for him."

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They finally got divorced in 1996 but Lisa Marie felt her struggles of the past fade away after the music legend passed away in 2009. She was left devasted even though it had been years since their separation. On hearing about his death, she said, "I was floored. Honestly floored."

A year passed and she couldn't help but think about him. In her blog, she wrote, "The person I failed to help is being transferred right now to the L.A. County Coroners office for his autopsy. All of my indifference and detachment that I worked so hard to achieve over the years has just gone into the bowels of hell and right now I am gutted," as per Oprah.com.

She also mentioned that after his passing, she inadvertently forgot her tough times with him and felt a wave of affection. "After the Divorce, I spent a few years obsessing about him and what I could have done different, in regret," she went on to write. "Then I spent some angry years at the whole situation. At some point, I truly became Indifferent, until now."



Grateful for the time they had together, she said, "He was an amazing person and I am lucky to have gotten as close to him as I did and to have had the many experiences and years that we had together."