Throughout his life, Michael Jackson was married twice. The first time the King of Pop married Lisa Marie Presley in 1994 but eventually divorced her in 1996. Later that same year, Michael married Debbie Rowe – the mother of his first two children, Prince Jackson and Paris Jackson – however, this marriage only lasted three years before they split up in 1999. Before either of these relationships, Michael tried to get together with Brooke.
Brooke is an American actress and model who rose to fame when she was just 12-years-old for her performance in the film Pretty Baby.
The American star spoke candidly about her close relationship with Michael after the singer had died in 2009.
She recalled the King of Pop asked her to marry him at some point in the 1980s.
She said: “I would say: ‘You have me for the rest of your life, you don’t need to marry me.’
‘I’m going to go on and do my own life and have my own marriage and my own kids, and you’ll always have me.'”
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Brooke went on: “I think it made him relax. He didn’t want to lose things that meant something to him.”
The star went on to say the innocent nature of her relationship with Michael was unbroken as they grew up.
Because of this, Brooke told Rolling Stone, Michael became “more asexual” to her.
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Brooke said: “What first base was, what second base was, and it sounded very odd to the outside I can imagine, but to the inside, to someone who’s never really left his bubble, you can understand how he would be curious.”
In her 2014 memoir – There Was a Little Girl – Brooke said: “We were like two little kids. From the day we met, we saw something of ourselves in each other.”
She added: “Of course we loved each other, but nothing happened romantically.
“I would be like: ‘Oh please, knock it off.’ He was like this kid who would ask you [about dating and romance].”
Brooke said she thought Michael was “terrified” of dating and romance.
She went on: “I think there was an arrested development, but he wanted us to never not be with each other.”