Michael Jackson used to be married to Debbie Rowe, but neither were the biological parents of the singer's first two children
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became the dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and "Thriller," were credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then relatively new television channel MTV to fame. With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" he continued to innovate the medium throughout the 1990s, as well as forging a reputation as a touring solo artist. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot, and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco, contemporary R&B, pop, and rock artists.
Personal relationships of Michael Jackson
Deborah Jeanne "Debbie" Rowe (born December 6, 1958) is an American nurse known for her marriage to Michael Jackson, with whom she had two children. She lives in Palmdale, California.
The personal relationships of Michael Jackson have been the subject of public and media attention for several decades. His introduction to sex was made when he was nine years old and a member of The Jackson 5. He and his brothers would perform at strip clubs, sharing the bill with female strippers and drag queens. The sexual adventures between his brothers and groupies further affected Jackson's early life, as did his own experiences with female fans and prostitutes. The entertainer said his "first real date" was with the child actress Tatum O'Neal, when he was a teenager in the 1970s, and he called her "my first love - after Diana [Ross]." The pair eventually "cooled off" and Jackson entered into a romance with model Brooke Shields in 1981. Although the relationship became largely platonic, Shields said there were times he had asked her to marry him. As they grew older, the two saw each other less and subsequently lost contact in 1993.
Having first been introduced in 1974 by Elvis Presley, Jackson reconnected with his daughter Lisa Marie in November 1992. Shortly after becoming involved with Lisa Marie, Jackson was made the subject of what would be his first set of child sexual abuse accusations, with similar allegations later being made in 2003. Presley supported Jackson as he became dependent on pain medication, eventually helping convince him to enter drug rehabilitation. In a telephone call, he proposed marriage to Presley. She agreed and the two wed on May 26, 1994, at a private ceremony in the Dominican Republic. Married life for the couple was difficult; they had frequent disagreements. The union ended with divorce in August 1996. Presley and Jackson continued to date, on and off, for 4 more years after their divorce.
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