Lisa Marie Presley just had a much anticipated interview with none other than Oprah Winfrey. In the interview, Lisa finally spoke out about her reaction to Michael Jackson’s death, and she also opened up about her marriage to the King of Pop. Presley truly regrets not reaching out to him before his death last year.
Lisa told Oprah that it took her this long to be ready to talk about Michael because, “Every time I’ve ever had an interview in the past, I tend to get very defensive because I was usually promoting something and it would always cross into my personal life. I wanted to sit and really have a conversation about things that are more on a personal level, before I do have an album coming out.”
Presley also told Oprah that she didn’t realize that Michael Jackson had a drug problem until the end of their marriage, and insists that their relationship as husband and wife was “normal.” She said that at one point he collapsed and wound up in the hospital, and she couldn’t get a straight answer about what was happening to him. She filed for divorce shortly afterwards.
Lisa Marie learned of Michael Jackson’s death while in England, and John Travolta broke the news to her. When asked about her reaction to the news she said, “Real honest to goodness shock, not even tears. I was floored, honestly floored.”
Presley also compared Jackson to her father, Elvis Presley, and said, “The one thing that correlates with Michael and my father on this subject, they had the luxury of creating whatever reality around them they wanted to create.”
You can watch a clip of Lisa Marie Presley’s interview with Oprah Winfrey below.
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