Michael Jackson married Lisa Marie Presley in 1994 however their relationship was short-lived. Regardless of their insistence — within the face of claims their romance was a sham — that they have been in love, the pair’s marriage got here to an finish lower than two years later. Final yr, in an interview with The Solar, the King of Pop’s former private assistant and good friend Scott Shaffer spoke out concerning the relationship.
“I observed issues type of going downhill between them as a result of he wouldn’t inform her issues — like the place he was going, for instance,” he stated.
One occasion Shaffer recalled was when the singer took him to Euro Disney for his birthday however lied to Presley about the place they’d be.
“She discovered by seeing it on the information — he was on TV on the balcony,” he stated.
The “closing straw” for his or her marriage, Shaffer claimed, was when Jackson collapsed on stage while filming his HBO particular in New York 1995.
“She rushed out to return and see him within the hospital and he instructed he she was solely allowed to see him for a sure period of time,” the insider remembered.
“He gave her an hour and even much less that she may go to him after which she needed to go away — so basically he put a time restrict on her.
“At that time she’d simply had sufficient and that was actually when she known as her lawyer to begin divorce proceedings,” he added.
However Shaffer additionally shared his reminiscences of how Jackson reacted to the cut up and divorce from Presley.
“I couldn’t inform what was occurring,” she instructed Oprah Winfrey in 2010. “Dehydration, low blood stress, exhaustion, a virus?”
“What did your intestine inform you?” the speak present host requested. “You thought there was some drug use?”
“Sure,” Presley replied, earlier than happening to disclose her facet of the story about what led to their cut up.
“He needed to decide” at one level, she stated. “Was it the medicine and the vampires or me? And he pushed me away.”
Presley stated she and Jackson continues to speak for plenty of years after their divorce, however that when he died she hadn’t spoken to him since for plenty of years.
Their final dialog was a cellphone name in 2005, she instructed Winfrey, when he requested if she nonetheless cherished him.
“I instructed him I used to be detached,” she stated. “He didn’t like that phrase. He cried.”
Shaffer first met Jackson on the set of the music video for Black and White in 1991, the place he had been working as a manufacturing assistant.
He went on to develop into shut mates with the popstar, performing as his private assistant for seven years.