The King of Pop married Lisa, bonded with Liz Taylor and took Madonna to Oscars…Jackson was dear to all. A look at the women who were special to the legend.Lisa Marie Presley: It was the kiss that was seen – and buzzed-about – around the world: Michael Jackson and his bride, the King of Rock’s daughter, declared their love for one another with an electrifying lip-lock at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards. But after 20 months of marriage, Presley, 27, filed for divorce from the then 37-year-old pop star.
Debbie Rowe: Michael Jackson and his second wife Deborah Rowe-Jackson. The world found out in November 1996 when Jackson and the 37-year-old assistant to the singer’s dermatologist confirmed news that they were expecting a baby together. Ten days after learning he was going to be a dad, the King of Pop married his 6-months-pregnant companion in a civil ceremony Down Under.
Diana Ross: She first got a glimpse of Jackson’s talent when she saw him performing at the age of 10. More than a decade later, the pair starred in 1978’s ‘The Wiz, an all-black version of The Wizard of Oz’ (Getty Images)
Tatum O’Neal: Though Michael had off and on connection with her. O’Neal met the singer at an L.A. club when she was 12 and he was 17, according to her book ‘A Paper Life’. The two developed a friendship, talked frequently and also shared a kiss at her home. Jackson later described in ABC’s ‘Living with Michael Jackson’ documentary that O’Neal attempted to seduce him, which she denied. (Getty images)
Elizabeth Taylor: Through all the child molestation allegations Jackson faced, he had the staunchest support from his longtime friend Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who the singer told Oprah Winfrey in 1993 was the one who anointed him the King of Pop – a moniker that stuck. What bonded the seemingly mismatched pair? Taylor told Larry King in a 2006 interview that “both had horrible childhoods.”
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