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Lisa Marie Presley and Priscilla Presley standing outside
Priscilla Presley's True Thoughts About Lisa Marie's Marriage To Michael Jackson
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Nearly a week after Lisa Marie Presley, Elvis Presley’s only daughter, secretly wed Michael Jackson, she finally confirmed the rumors to her disappointed mother Priscilla Presley.
It was the spring of 1994 and Jackson was fending off child sex abuse allegations. "Can’t you see what he’s up to?" Priscilla asked her daughter, adding, "It’s so obvious."
Priscilla added, "Timing. Hello?... My God. Use your instincts ... What does your gut tell you?" Priscilla believed Jackson was using Lisa Marie to help his tarnished reputation.
Priscilla was blindsided by the news that Lisa Marie had secretly wed Michael Jackson in a 15-minute private ceremony by a judge in the Dominican Republic on May 26, 1994.
"Having to find out via the news that her daughter married a man she never approved of broke Priscilla’s heart," an unnamed source told Radar.
Just 20 months after their wedding, Lisa Marie and Jackson were headed for divorce. Once a seemingly happy newlywed couple, Jackson began refusing to see Lisa Marie.
Lisa Marie told Newsweek that Jackson said she was "causing trouble" and "stirring up problems." She added, "I actually did fall in love [...] I don’t know what was on his menu."
Lisa Marie added, "He manipulated stories or did things for public reasons and [...] I was getting dragged into it." Priscilla told The Guardian she knew "it could be a disaster."