Today in MJJ HIStory
1994 – Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley announced that they had been married May 26th in the Dominican Republic. Astonishingly, Michael somehow kept secret for six weeks one of the stories of the decade: his marriage to the daughter of the late King of Rock‘n’Roll: Lisa Marie Presley.
The couple emphatically denied the rumors until the judge Hugo Francisco Alvarez Pérez of the Dominican Republic, produced a marriage license for all to see, dated May 26 and bearing the couple’s signatures.
Lee Solters, Michael’s publicist, initially denied press reports that Michael and Lisa Marie were husband and wife. The story first broke on 11th July in the UK, but it wasn’t until 1st August that Lisa Marie – via MJJ Productions – confirmed the marriage, in a statement issued in her name only confirming the whispers that had been swirling for 11 weeks that she had indeed wed the pop genius in the Dominican Republic on May 26.
With this marriage, the 2 biggest names in show business were united: Jackson & Presley. In the media, the marriage of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, to the daughter of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Lisa Marie Presley, was entitled as “THE Marriage of the Century”!