Michael Jackson wife: What did Lisa Marie Presley do after her marriage to MJ?

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Michael Jackson had two wives, the first of whom was Elvis Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie. Their relationship was hugely public and caused quite a stir, especially with Lisa Marie’s family. They split after only 18 months together – but what did Lisa Marie do next?

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married from May 1994 until January 1996, when Lisa Marie sought a divorce.

Her marriage to Michael caused some concern from her family, especially her mother Priscilla Presley.

Speaking to The Guardian in 2012, Priscilla said: “Lisa knew I wasn’t happy about her marrying Michael Jackson.

“We had issues over it because of my experience of marrying somebody with that same iconic status and in a strange way maybe history was repeating itself.

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“It’s true she grew up in Graceland and then lived with Michael Jackson in Neverland and Michael was like a child and just wanted to have fun all the time.

“How do you not gravitate to that? But it’s not the real world.”

Priscilla thought her daughter “saw something of Elvis in Michael,” but ultimately knew it “could be a disaster.”

She added: “At that point, the right thing to do would have been to bite my tongue, but I didn’t bite my tongue.”

Despite her concerns, the marriage went ahead. But after 18 months, the pair broke up.

Lisa Marie married twice more after Michael: first to Nicolas Cage, in a three-month marriage from August to November 2002, though the divorce was not finalised until 2004.

In January 2006 Lisa Marie married her fourth husband, music producer Michael Lockwood, but in June 2016 she sought a divorce from him.

Throughout this time Lisa Marie remained close to Danny Keough, her first husband before Michael, who helped her to get her music career going.

One of Lisa Marie’s early forays into the music business came in 1997, when she made a video of Don’t Cry Daddy, which was played at a tribute concert to her father on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Her first album in 2003, called To Whom It May Concern, reached Number Five in the Billboard Charts, and helped revive her chances in making music after she wrote co-wrote the entire record.

Her second album was released in 2005, which got to Number Nine on the US charts, while her third album, released in 2012, was produced by Oscar and Grammy winner T Bone Burnett, known for his work with directors the Coen brothers.

In 2018, Lisa Marie released a number of tracks which were “duets” with her father, where she sang along with him in specially recorded songs.

Speaking to ITV’s Lorraine Kelly at the time of the release, Lisa Marie said: “I just felt really emotional. It’s never pleasant to sing and cry.

“I had to keep my composure, but I felt very connected to him and to the song.

“I wouldn’t say I talk to [him], I just remember everything and all the… I can just sort of pull out of the files whatever memory I have and stuff like that and occasionally ask for help… which was the case with this record.

“I felt like a hand came down to me. It felt like that a little bit.”

The Elvis compilation was called Where No One Stands Alone, which was the song where Lisa Marie and her father sang together.

As well as her career and other marriages, Lisa Marie kept busy with managing the estate of her deceased father Elvis since divorcing MJ.

She sold off 85 percent of the estate in 2005 but has maintained ownership of Graceland and all of its contents.

Graceland is a tourist attraction, visited by millions of Elvis fans every year.

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