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PostSubject: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Mon May 12, 2008 8:53 am

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Ebony Magazine
"Where I Met Lisa Marie and How I Proposed"
October 1994

by Robert E. Johnson (JET Associate Publisher)

In the first one-on-one interview the "King of Pop, Rock and Soul" Michael Jackson granted after he shook up America with the announcement of his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of the late Rock 'n' Roller Elvis Presley, the megastar revealed to EBONY where they met and how he proposed.

Some published reports said that the couple had known each other only eight months before Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson issued a statement, saying:

"My name is Mrs. Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson. My marriage to Michael took place in a private ceremony outside the United States [May 26]." She said the marriage was not formally announced because "we are both very private people living in the glare of the public media... 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 and living happy, healthy lives together. We hope friends and fans will understand and respect our privacy."

It was their love of privacy that prompted media probes that resulted in published stories that stated the couple knew each other only eight months before beginning their romance that led to matrimony.

The truth is that Michael, now 36, and Lisa Marie, 26, were just a couple of youngsters when they met in Las Vegas 20 years ago. He was 16 and she was 6. The Jackson Five, with Michael out front as the lead singer, appeared at the MGM Grand Hotel April 9 through 23, 1974, and August 21 through Sept. 3, 1974.

Michael, taking time out from his studio recording session in New York to give EBONY an exclusive interview, recalls:

"Her father [Elvis] used to bring her to catch our show where all nine of us [Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy, Maureen 'Rebbie', LaToya and Janet, then 8] were performing... It was a real family show -- the only family show in Las Vegas which allowed children to come."

He continued:

"Elvis would bring his daughter, Lisa Marie. She would sit right in the front and bodyguards would be right there. Afterwards, she would be escorted backstage and I would meet her and we would talk. This happened quite often. She would come again, again and again. It was quite an event.

"After that, I didn't see her for quite a while. You know, it was like ships passing in the night -- hello and goodbye."

Lisa Marie married musician Danny Keough in 1988 and two children (Danielle, now 5, and Benjamin, 2) were born to this union. Differences that the couple did not reconcile resulted in a "quickie" divorce in the Dominican Republic last spring.

Three years ago when he started the DANGEROUS album, which featured such hits as "Why You Wanna Trip On Me," "Remember The Time," "She Drives Me Wild" and "Can't Let Her Get Away," Michael said their relationship reached a new plateau.

"We sort of went out together. Then we would talk on the phone... I noticed that we had come closer. We went to Las Vegas for The Jackson Family Honors [in 1993]. We later traveled to Atlanta for (former) President Jimmy Carter to visit children, but no one knew that she was there with me.

The brilliant thing about us is that we were often together but did not let anybody know about it. We got to see each other that way over the years. We were really quiet and comfortable with each other. That's pretty much how the dating started happening."

It was during this period that Michael said their relationship changed from being good friends to lovers.

As a sensitive songwriter who deals with feelings that run the range of human emotions, Michael has an uncanny sense of the chemistry in writing songs. For him, that chemistry is inspiration. If you listen to the lyrics of "Remember The Time" and "I Can't Let Her Get Away," in the 1991 release of his 'Dangerous' album, you conclude that Lisa Marie could have provided the inspiration.

She certainly provided the kind of support he needed in 1993 when he was going through legal trials and tribulations. "I was on tour and it seemed like I was in Armageddon -- Armageddon in the brains," Michael remembered. "All these horrible stories were going around about me. None was true. It was unbelievable. Lisa Marie would call. I could count my true friends on one hand. She was very, very supportive the whole time. That really impressed me. She would call and be crying. She was angry and really wanted to choke people.

"But, really, what impressed me was earthquake day in L.A. [June 28, 1993]," Michael says with an air of excitement. "On earthquake day, my phone just happened to be working. I was terrified -- almost out of my brains. I thought the world was ending. I got a phone call that day and it was from her, right after the quake."

Later, in London, where he underwent treatment for addiction to prescription drugs, Michael said that Lisa Marie gave him the impression that their relationship was moving them toward each other in ties that bind.

"She would call me, but she didn't always get through to me. And that made it very frustrating for her. I got all the messages... She was very concerned."

It was after these experiences that Michael says he came to that moment when he had to say "This Girl Is Mine" and "The Way You Make Me Feel." (Michael chuckles at the play on the words of two of his best-selling songs.)

"It kind of unfolded," he said of the moment of truth. "We spent a lot of time on the ranch [his sprawling, multimillion-dollar Neverland] and just walked around and talked. It happened! It unfolded all natural. We could feel the feeling we had for each other without even talking about it. It was all in the vibrations, the feelings and the look in our eyes."

After he recounted how a friendship turned to romance, Michael was asked: "Who proposed, you or Lisa Marie?" He responded: "I proposed." Blushing at the recollection, Michael said:

"Well, first I asked -- I'm the shyest person in the world. I said to her -- we were on the phone -- 'If I asked you to marry me, would you?' She said, 'Of course!' Then there was silence. I said, 'Excuse me, I've got to go to the bathroom,' he laughed sheepishly. "So I came back. I didn't quite know what to say. But that's how it happened."

Following the telephone proposal and acceptance, the engaged couple promptly met at Neverland, where the romance started. It climaxed in marriage on May 26 in the Dominican Republic, proving that love conquers all.

The couple honeymooned briefly in Budapest, Hungary, where the bride shared some time with the groom on a film location, where he produced a promotional video for his upcoming album, 'HISTORY.' They also spent some time doing what they both love -- caring for children. They visited children's hospitals where they comforted the young patients and distributed toys.

This was a prelude to the priority they have agreed upon. The priority is not recording together, although Lisa Marie inherited her famous father's talent for singing and his estate valued at over $150 million.

"All this talk about us recording together is a complete rumor," says Michael, whose financial worth is estimated to be over $200 million. "The thing we want to do most is centered around children. I never met anybody who cared so much about children the way I do. I get real emotional about children. Lisa Marie is the exact same way. Wherever we go, we visit children's hospitals. My dream is that when we go to South Africa and India, we will aid children," he discloses.

Asked about plans for their own children, he replied:

"It's already happening." Then the fifth born of the nine Jacksons paused and added:

"I want more children than my father [Joseph] has."

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Mon May 12, 2008 3:09 pm

"Excuse me, I've got to go to the bathroom"???? lol!
That was SWEEEETTT and funny!! Gosh I wish Michael would proposed me too! I WOULD NEVER EVER LEAVE HIM!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Tue May 13, 2008 7:06 pm

OMG The bathroom thing is so CUTE! so cute
He's so adorable!
I had no idea Lisa Marie Presley loves children so much. Does she? Question
Anyway.. lol.. He's beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Thu May 15, 2008 2:23 pm

Yes it IS cute!!!!
Also I didn't know Lisa loved Michael so much and she supported him! I mean he said that she would call him and cry when he was going through all those child molestation rumors! I really wanna know why they got divorced! I can tell by MJ's sayings that they were really in luv with each otha, then why did they get divorced? It's sad!
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Thu May 15, 2008 6:11 pm

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Yes it IS cute!!!!
Also I didn't know Lisa loved Michael so much and she supported him! I mean he said that she would call him and cry when he was going through all those child molestation rumors! I really wanna know why they got divorced! I can tell by MJ's sayings that they were really in luv with each otha, then why did they get divorced? It's sad!

Well if I was that serious about someone that I was going to get married to, I'm sure I'd be pretty emotional if someone accused them of doing something that they didn't do.

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Fri May 16, 2008 8:32 am

We shouldn't forget what Lisa Marie Presley said about Michael AFTER they got divoreced. She said he used her and all that. It was pretty mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Fri May 16, 2008 11:11 am

Yes I heard that too. But guys do you really believe that? That he used her? I mean he might used her without even knowing that he used her! MJ would never do sth like that!
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Fri May 16, 2008 4:07 pm

No, I don't think he used her. I think he trurly loved her. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Sat May 17, 2008 1:48 am

I agree with Ash! They were so in love with each otha... hmm sad they got divorced.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Sat May 17, 2008 3:10 am

He might have loved her. But SHE loved HIM? In my opinion, no way.
She used him. Nobody ever knew that Elvis even had a daughter until she married Michael. And when they get divorced she comes up with an album? I'm sorry I just don't like her. I saw her interveiws talking about Michael after the divorce and she is very mean.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Wed May 21, 2008 11:33 pm

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He might have loved her. But SHE loved HIM? In my opinion, no way.
She used him. Nobody ever knew that Elvis even had a daughter until she married Michael. And when they get divorced she comes up with an album? I'm sorry I just don't like her. I saw her interveiws talking about Michael after the divorce and she is very mean.

playing the devil's advocate here:

If you were in love with someone, and you married them, and then they just all of a sudden divorced you, wouldn't you be a little resentful? Maybe you would say something about him that weren't very nice because you were angry with him for breaking your heart? I'm not saying I agree with Lisa Marie in what she has said about Michael, however, it is possible that what she has said about him is out of frustration and anger that the relationship didn't work out. I'm just looking at it from a different perspective here.

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Thu May 22, 2008 1:53 am

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Stranger in Los Angeles wrote:
He might have loved her. But SHE loved HIM? In my opinion, no way.
She used him. Nobody ever knew that Elvis even had a daughter until she married Michael. And when they get divorced she comes up with an album? I'm sorry I just don't like her. I saw her interveiws talking about Michael after the divorce and she is very mean.

playing the devil's advocate here:

If you were in love with someone, and you married them, and then they just all of a sudden divorced you, wouldn't you be a little resentful? Maybe you would say something about him that weren't very nice because you were angry with him for breaking your heart? I'm not saying I agree with Lisa Marie in what she has said about Michael, however, it is possible that what she has said about him is out of frustration and anger that the relationship didn't work out. I'm just looking at it from a different perspective here.

yeah, maybe thats true, but she took it way too far, she said a lot wicked stuff, I wish I can show you the video, but its no longer available.


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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Thu May 22, 2008 6:24 pm

Well, there are A LOT of divorced couples in Hollywood but they don't talk bad about each other. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman don't talk bad about each other, Brad Pitt even cheated on Jennifer Aniston but they don't say mean things about each other. I agree with Jana she took it too far. She should have just said "oh it didn't work out between us" or "we're different" but she said a lot of mean things.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Fri May 23, 2008 2:20 am

Agreed!
She took it too far! But guys I think that she loved him.. I don't know.. I also read that she divorced him because MJ didn't care about her as much as he used to cause he was more busy with helping children! This is what I read in a greek magazine.
Maybe Lisa misunderstood his ways? umm she maybe thought that children were more important to him so she came to conclusion that he didn't love her anymore. Also personally I think that it's a lil difficult for MJ to have relationships with women cause he is still a child! He loves to be surrounded by children, playing games, eating candies and stuff and he just wants to live his childhood! He wants to act as a grown man of course but inside his heart he is still a child! And I believe that this makes it difficult for him. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Fri May 23, 2008 5:58 pm

I agree 100%.
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Sat May 24, 2008 12:46 am

Thanx Farah! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Sat May 24, 2008 10:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Sun May 25, 2008 2:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: Ebony Magazine: Michael talks about Lisa Marie and Marriage   Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:04 pm

hum interesting, but why would they wanna talk bout them??
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