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“I had squeezed it so hard”: Lisa Marie Presley Hated Michael Jackson’s Public MTV Kiss, Grudgingly Let the King of Pop Display His Love On Stage

The singer-songwriter, Lisa Marie Presley went through a lot of changes throughout the years. The daughter of the King of Rock and Roll and the ex-wife of the King of Pop passed away on 12 January 2023 after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest. She grew up in limelight and became a singer and actress following in her father’s footsteps. But even after having every possible fortune, her life was full of ups and downs.

Lisa Marie with Michael Jackson
Lisa Marie with Michael Jackson

The same followed in her love life as she went through four failed marriages. She married musician Danny Keough in 1988. However, they separated after six years of marriage in 1994. Soon after her divorce, the singer married the King of Pop in May 1994. While the couple did become the talk of the town after they announced their marriage, there were some things Presley did not enjoy about their wedding.

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Lisa Marie Presley Did Not Like the Onstage Kiss

During her interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2010, Lisa Marie Presley talked about her relationship with Michael Jackson. Presley shared that she really enjoyed the time she spent with Michael Jackson. But soon she started to understand that he “was a master at manipulating the media.” This made her question his love for her.

Although they got married in secret, the couple made several public appearances during the release of Michael Jackson’s album. And they took over the 1994 MTV Movie Awards with their onstage kiss.

Lisa Marie with Michael Jackson at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards
Lisa Marie with Michael Jackson at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards

The Grammy Legend Award-winning singer took the stage with his then-wife, Lisa Marie Presley, and said, “And just think, nobody thought this would last.” He gestured towards Presley as he said that and leaned in to kiss her. Although she managed to smile on stage for Jackson, she later shared that she was uncomfortable.

“He knew I didn’t love that,” she told Oprah Winfrey. She shared that as they got off stage, she squeezed his hand so hard that it turned blue. She said, “And his hand was blue after we got off that stage. … I had squeezed it so hard.” But she also admitted that as his wife, she was required to do some of the things like that.

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Michael Jackson Wanted Kids With Lisa Marie Presley

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley’s marriage had been controversial since day one. There were speculations of their marriage being a publicity stunt. Although things started well off for the couple, there were some problems they faced in their marriage.

Lisa Marie Presley shared that the King of Pop wanted her to have a baby. She shared that she wanted to make sure they have a future together so that she doesn’t have to “get into a custody battle with him.” The singer claimed that Jackson used to tell her if she would not agree to it “Debbie said she’ll do it.”

Lisa Marie Presley with ex-husband Michael Jackson
Lisa Marie Presley with ex-husband Michael Jackson

Presley claimed that Debbie Rowe, Michael Jackson’s second wife, was always there telling him that she would have a child for him. Two months after their divorce was finalized, the news broke out that Debbie Rowe was pregnant with Michael Jackson’s first child.

Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson separated in December 1995. The King of Pop married Debbie Rowe in Sydney, Australia in November 1996 during the HIStory World Tour. They also divorced in April 2000.

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Source:  Oprah.com

Laxmi Rajput
Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Animated Times. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.

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