Michael Jackson 1958-2009

Michael Jackson's Unlikely Friends and Odd Couplings

He married Lisa Marie, took Madonna to the Oscars and bonded with Liz Taylor – look back at his wild and wacky relationships


Longtime friends (photographed together at a party in 1982), Jackson made a love connection for pal Minnelli, introducing her to her fourth husband, David Gest, at his 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration in 2001. Minnelli repaid the gesture by having the singer serve as a co-best man and ring bearer at her star-studded 2002 wedding to Gest.