Lisa Marie Presley seen at candy store for the first time after 'Leaving Neverland'
Lisa, who was briefly married to late pop icon Michael Jackson, was accompanied by her daughter Riley Keough and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen
In a rare public outing, 51-year-old Lisa Marie Presley was seen out in New York City at Dylan's Candy Bar on Tuesday. Lisa, who was briefly married to late pop icon Michael Jackson, was accompanied by her daughter Riley Keough and her husband Ben Smith-Petersen.
Lisa was seen browsing the candy store, located on the Upper East Side, while sporting dark layers with black chunks. The mother of four was seen holding on to her wallet and phone as she indulged in sweet treats while looking around the candy store. Her hair featured a slight red tint and she also sported a smoky eye along with a nude lip for the outing. This was also the first time that Lisa, who was briefly married to the late pop singer, was seen out after the release of HBO's 'Leaving Neverland'.
The 'Thriller' singer had come under intense scrutiny after the release of 'Leaving Neverland', where he has been accused of sexually abusing James Safechuck and Wade Robson when they were children at his Neverland Ranch.
Jackson and Lisa had gotten together in 1993. The two first met in 1975 when Lisa, who was seven at the time, had attended many of his concerts in Las Vegas. Lisa and Jackson married on May 26, 1994, before getting divorced 15 months later in August 1996.
When Lisa and Presley got together, he was slammed with his first set of child sexual abuse allegations. Similar allegations followed in 2003. According to one of Jackson's accusers, Safechuck, the pop icon had allegedly warned him that he may have to be seen with women but that it was all for show.
Jackson had also reportedly bought the Safechuck family a house after they had testified in his defense in his trial when he was accused of sexually abusing another child, Jordan Chandler. The case was eventually settled for $23million after which Jackson allegedly felt he needed to take his relationship with Lisa to the next level and married her. Safechuck claimed, "I remember Michael saying he was going to have to have these public relationships with women so people wouldn't think anything."
"He would always say he was going to get married. He said, 'One day I am going to have to go get married but it wasn't going to mean anything'," Safechuck added. Lisa is currently in the midst of a bitter custody battle for her 10-year-old twin daughters Harper and Finley whom she had with four husband Michael Lockwood.