Michael Jackson His Marriages

Lisa Marie and Debbie Rowe

Michael Jackson was married two times, though in the wake of Michael Jackson’s scandals regarding child molestation, many people questioned his sexual orientation. Some wondered whether Michael Jackson's marriages were for show, or whether he was marrying for money, or even so that he could have children. These questions gained new importance in the wake of Michael Jackson's death and the aftermath, but the world may never know the answer. Michael Jackson's marriage to Lisa Marie Presley happened in 1994. He had first met her in 1975 during a Jackson 5 engagement in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel after being introduced by a friend. They were reconnected in 1993, and Michael and Lisa talked every day by phone. Eventually, Michael decided to propose to Lisa Marie, and Lisa became the first of Michael Jackson's wives. Lisa was concerned about Michael’s addiction to drugs and his bad health, in addition to Michael Jackson’s changing appearance. She tried to provide emotional support to the struggling Michael. They married in the Dominican Republic in secrecy.

Ultimately, Michael Jackson's marriage to Lisa Marie Presley lasted less than two years before they were divorced.

Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe were married in 1996. Debbie Rowe had been Michael Jackson’s dermatology nurse, which connected her to Michael Jackson’s changing appearance. They were married in an impromptu ceremony near his Sydney, Australia hotel room. Michael Jackson's marriage to Debbie Rowe resulted in the birth of his first to children, Prince Michael and Paris. Many people said that Michael Jackson married Debbie Rowe only so that she could be the mother of his children, and for no other reason; they had no romantic feelings for each other. In the wake of Michael Jackson's death and the aftermath, Debbie Rowe has confirmed this.

After Michael Jackson and Debbie Rowe were divorced, Debbie Rowe gave up all custodial rights to her children. Thus, when Michael Jackson died in 2009, Debbie Rowe did not have any parental rights to Prince Michael or Paris. Instead, Michael’s mother Katherine received custodial rights to Michael’s children. Ultimately, it is unclear whether Michael Jackson's marriages were all for show or were genuine at all.