The King of Pop was surrounded by many incredible women! "Extra" takes a look at 12 who impacted Michael's life over the years.
12 Ladies in Jackson's Life
Michael and Diana began a lifelong friendship when she introduced The Jackson 5 on “Hollywood Palace” in 1969. Jackson named Ross as a potential guardian of his children.
Michael met Cher in 1972 on the “Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour.”
Screen legend Sophia Loren was a frequent visitor to Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Michael and Liza enjoyed a close friendship. She made him part of her VH1 wedding special.
Ms. Fonda is still trying to make sense of what Michael saw in her — she blogged, “Did he want me to teach him the ropes? I never could quite figure it out.”
Michael and Dame Elizabeth were both child stars — their bond was extremely close. Jackson performed a musical tribute to Liz on her 65th birthday.
Presley was Jackson's first wife — they memorably kissed on TV.
Michael's first girlfriend was child star Tatum O'Neal — in Martin Bashir's 2003 documentary, MJ admitted he was scared to have sex with her.
Shields and Jackson often appeared together in the 1980s.
The King of Pop's date at the 1991 Oscars was none other that the Queen of Pop — who performed a take on Billie Jean as a valentine to Michael.
Jackson shared genuine on-stage chemistry with Britney at his 30th Anniversary in Show Biz event in 2001.
Michael had a sincere affection for Beyonce.