Elvis's daughter tells Oprah she was "snowed" into marrying her former husband

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated March 30, 2005 08:00 AM

In a two-part interview that aired this week, Lisa Marie Presley told Oprah Winfrey that she was “snowed” into marrying Michael Jackson and described Michael’s manner of “manipulation.”

Yet, Presley, 37, also asserted that her marriage to Jackson, which lasted from 1994 to 1996, was real – and that it was consummated.

“Do you think that he loved you as much as he could?” Winfrey asked in the two-episode Q&A.

“Yes, as much as he was capable of loving somebody,” Presley answered.

But when asked if Jackson also used her, Presley replied: “All signs point to ‘yes’ on that. I can’t answer for him.”

Lisa Marie’s mom, Priscilla Presley, who also spoke to Oprah, went so far as to suggest that Jackson may have used her daughter with the hopes that Lisa Marie would have his children, ensuring his connection to Elvis’s legacy. “There’s something very calculating and manipulative about … how he does things,” she said.

Describing how the relationship between them ignited, the daughter of Elvis says of Jackson, who currently is on trial for child-molestation charges: “He already pulled me in by making me feel like I’m the one he talks to, which is almost a form of manipulation in a way.”

Presley continues, as quoted by the Post: “Then, he’s calling me for advice, telling me what’s happening, so … I’m already kind of enamored and snowed already in my own mind. … I’d already fallen prey to the ‘poor you’ thing.”