Lisa Marie Presley’s death was sadly announced overnight by her mother, Priscilla Presley. Elvis Presley’s only son was survived by three children. The 54-year-old was not married at the time, but he had previously been married twice. Once Michael Jackson was an established star when he married Lisa Marie. She, on the other hand, was known as the King’s daughter. Lisa Marie already had a marriage under her belt and two children, but she was still quite young when the couple tied the knot.
How old were Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson when they got married?
Michael was only 16 years old when he met Lisa Marie, while she was only six years old, according to Randy J Taraborelli’s book Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness.
Elvis Presley, the very famous father of Lisa Marie, took his daughter to meet the Jackson 5, who were very famous at the time.
This friendship reportedly lasted a long time and they kept in touch, though it became an “adult friendship” according to Lisa Marie’s friend John Coale in November 1992. Before long, Michael proposed to the daughter of King.
Michael proposed to Lisa Marie in late 1993, and the couple married in May 1994, just 20 days after Lisa Marie and her previous husband, Danny Keough, had divorced.
This would have made Michael 35 at the time of their wedding, and Lisa Marie just 26 when they tied the knot in a rather low-key ceremony.
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Lisa Marie added: “I understand and support him. We both look forward to starting a family and living happy, healthy lives together. We hope friends and fans understand and respect our privacy.”
Priscilla, Lisa Marie’s mother, had no idea of the union until she saw it on the news weeks later, but she only knew that Michael had asked Priscilla if he could spend time with her daughter.
She said: “I didn’t know him. That happened and he got hold of her somehow through a mutual friend…she went off and got married and I didn’t even know they got married.”
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Priscilla recalled, “I was home in the morning and it was on the news. Someone came in and said, ‘Lisa got married,’ and I said, ‘No, she didn’t, she wouldn’t do that to me.'” ”
Priscilla had reservations about the pairing, worried that Lisa would be too similar to her own ex-husband, Elvis.
She said: “Lisa knew she wasn’t happy that she was marrying Michael Jackson. We had issues because of my experience of marrying someone with the same iconic status, and in a weird way, maybe history was repeating itself. It’s true that she grew up in Graceland and then lived with Michael Jackson in Neverland and Michael was like a kid and just wanted to have fun all the time. How are you not attracted to that? But it’s not the real world.”
In the end, Priscilla was proven right and Lisa Marie and Michael separated 20 months later, divorcing in 1996.
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