Many people are reflecting on Lisa Marie Presley’s past, particularly her love relationships, as the terrible news of her death sends shockwaves through Hollywood entertainment.

Lisa Marie has previously been married to various well-known personalities, including famed musician Michael Jackson. Other renowned men have been her husbands. However, public attention proved destructive to Lisa Marie and Jackson’s relationship, as seen by their divorce after only two years of marriage. Lisa Marie spoke to the New York Times about her decision to discontinue her relationship with Michael Jackson in 1996.

“I was still pretty young,” she explained, “and trying to decide what would be better for me: being with someone who has nothing and then gets trampled and has no ego because they suddenly become ‘Mr. Presley,’ or being with someone whose circumstance is comparable to mine.”

Michael Jackson’s meteoric climb to fame was eerily comparable to that of Lisa Marie Presley’s late father, Elvis Presley. Michael Jackson, who had been married to Lisa Marie for over a decade, met the same sad end as Elvis Presley. After he died, she admitted that she was deeply sorry for the collapse of their marriage.

Lisa Marie Presley expressed regret for failing to intercede to prevent Michael Jackson from following in the footsteps of her late father, Elvis Presley.

After Michael Jackson died in 2009, Elvis Presley revealed in an open and honest Myspace blog post that MJ had stated his fear that fame would take his life, just as it had taken Elvis’ life many years previously.

“I wanted to save him,” she wrote in her reaction post, published on I wanted to spare him from the unavoidable, which is exactly what has occurred.”

“Even though I genuinely loved him and attempted to halt or reverse it in some manner, the decision to walk away and let his fate have him was one of the hardest choices I have ever been forced to make. After the divorce, I went through a period when I couldn’t stop thinking about him and bemoaning the things I should have done better.”

Lisa Marie appeared to demonstrate her grief at Michael Jackson’s funeral, where she has photographed alone next to her friend’s casket. When asked by Express in 2021 if she found “peace” in that moment captured on camera, Lisa Marie replied, “It was more like I wanted to apologize for not being around.”