Michael Jackson had a secret long-term girlfriend he kept hidden from the world, according to the star's bodyguard.
Matt Fiddes, the Thriller legend's former head of security, insists only close members of the Jackson family were aware of the romance, which was still ongoing at the time of the singer's death.
Martial arts expert Fiddes, who met the King of Pop ten years ago and became one of his most trusted aides, is refusing to name the mystery woman.
Jackson was married to Lisa Marie Presley for two years from 1994, and wed Debbie Rowe in 1996. Since their divorce in 1999, Jackson kept his love life a closely guarded secret and fans were unaware he was ever dating.
Fiddes tells Sky News, "I'm not going to name who she is but I think the family were aware that there was someone special in his life who he loved and adored and had his ups and downs with.
"I don't know how long they've been a couple. I know she's been with him for some time in different capacities but... it's up to her if she wants it to come out or the family to speak about this very private information."
Fiddes is also adamant doctors are to blame for Jackson's death, adding: "As far as I'm concerned they have Michael's blood on their hands. They know what they've done and there's people out there who could have helped, could have stepped in, but didn't for financial reasons.
"We went to great efforts to keep the doctors away. But as soon as we said anything and it gets back to Michael, Michael would have a screaming fit that we were interfering with his private life, that he knew what he was doing. He was in denial."