LISA MARIE PRESLEY was happy with her marriage to MICHAEL JACKSON - when
she realised how much it annoyed her mother.
The singer, daughter of late rock 'n' roll legend ELVIS PRESLEY and
actress PRISCILLA PRESLEY, stunned the world when she and the eccentric
superstar announced to the world they were married in 1994.
And while Lisa Marie notes getting to know the BAD singer made him more
appealing to her, but it was her mother's disapproval that really encouraged
Lisa Marie, who went on to marry - and divorce - actor NICOLAS CAGE after
the 1996 meltdown of her marriage to Jackson, explains of her decision to
become his wife, "He was very quick to - the first time I met him - sit me down
and go, 'Listen,
'I'm not gay. I know you think this and I know you think that.' He started
cursing and he started being a normal person and I was like, 'Wow.'
"So I get caught up in that and pulled in right away. I'm like, 'Wow,
you're so misunderstood.' Then I fell into this whole, 'You poor misunderstood,
sweet thing - I'm gonna save you.'"
She adds of her mother, "She called me and said, 'Oh Lisa, there's
helicopters outside the house and they're saying you married Michael Jackson.'
I was just quiet. And she goes, 'You didn't! You didn't!' And I go, 'Yeah, I
did.' And that was
game on for me - mom doesn't like it, let's go!"