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Birthday: August 29, 1958
Hometown: Gary, Indiana
Quote: "If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.”
Lovestage: Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009. He leaves behind 2 sons and a daughter.
At the height of his fame, Jackson was linked to such high-profile stars as Tatum O'Neil, Brooke Shields, and even Madonna. The relationships were platonic and mostly suffered from Jackson's painful shyness.
He married his childhood friend Lisa Marie Presley in 1994. She had only been divorced from her first husband for 20 days when Michael proposed over the phone. They secretly wed in the Dominican Republic and later appeared together at the MTV Music Awards where they shared a much-discussed kiss. She appeared in his video for "You Are Not Alone" in 1995. The couple filed for divorce in 1996 but remained friendly.
In 1996, Michael married Debbie Rowe, a nurse from his dermatologist's office. They have two children together (Prince Michael I and Paris-Michael Katherine). The couple divorced in 1999 and remained friends. Jackson became a father for the third time in 2002 when his son, Prince Michael II (aka Blanket) was delivered via a surrogate.
In 2003 Jackson was officially charged with seven counts of child sexual abuse and two counts of administering an intoxicating agent to a minor. After a five-month trial, he was acquitted of all charges in May 2005.
Michael Jackson died on June 25, 2009 of cardiac arrest. After his sudden death rumors began spreading that he was not the biological father of at least two of his children.
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