Just like the rest of us, Lisa Marie Presley “didn’t understand” her relationship with Michael Jackson, she tells Oprah Winfrey in a new interview. Presley opens up about her two-year romance with the King of Pop for the first time, and insists that their romance was real, PopEater reports. “I honestly can tell you, it was every sense a normal marriage,” she says. "One of the very highest points of my life was when things were going really well and he and I were united together.”
She does understand, however, how some people could think the whole thing was faked: “To some degree, he was a master at manipulating a little bit with the media,” she says. “I understand that nobody really knew who I was. They just assumed I was going along with something he would be doing.” When she learned of Jackson’s death, she felt “real honest to goodness shock,” she says. For more from the interview, including how Presley compares Jackson to her famous father, or to watch the video, click here.