Lisa Marie Presley, ex-wife of Michael Jackson, has spoken out on the singer’s tragic death.
“I am so very sad and confused with every emotion possible. I am heartbroken for his children who I know were everything to him and for his family. This is such a massive loss on so many levels, words fail me,” Presley said in a statement.
The daughter of fellow music legend Elvis Presley, Lisa Marie and Michael were married in May 1994 to a firestorm of publicity.
After almost two years wed, with speculation regarding the legitimacy and intimacy of their relationship, Presley filed for divorce in January 1996.
The split was said to be amicable. They crossed paths again in 2005, when Presley was called upon as a witness during a child molestation trial in which Jackson was embroiled.
She claimed to have witnessed acts she “couldn’t do anything about,” but later said she was taken out of context, and came to Jackson’s defense, claiming she never saw him engaged in inappropriate behavior with children.
Presley is currently married to musician Michael Lockwood with two fraternal twins, and daughter Riley Keough from a previous marriage.
Lisa Marie’s mother Priscilla Presley also expressed her sadness at Michael’s passing. “I’m in shock, as I know everyone must be. What a tragic loss.”
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