5 things to know about Michael Jackson’s secret lover, Shana Mangatal

Shana Mangatal (Twitter)
Twitter: @IamShanaMangatal

Michael Jackson and Prince have more than one thing in common. They were music’s royalty. One was a Prince and the other the King of Pop. Another thing they had in common was their taste in women. Beautiful women. A woman claiming to be Jackson’s lover, Shana Mangatal just penned Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson’s Secret Romance, a tell-all. Radar Online was the first to report.

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Mangatal became an on-and-off lover with Jackson in 1988, and they remained close friends until his death in 2009 death. Having a relationship which lasted two decades, she can verify he “loved women” and “He’s not asexual! He’s not this man-child – he’s normal!”

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“The book covers all of that from me meeting him as a fan and him flirting with me at our very first meeting and from then on I was like, ‘OK, there’s more to Michael that meets the eye, because he just flirted with me,’” she tells the blog.

Their relationship ended when he married Lisa Marie Pressley. But she always kept her diary current.

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“He was very respectful of his marriages and that’s why it was sporadic,” she says. “We became really close during the 1993 scandal and he married Lisa Marie so that kind of cut things off a bit until the divorce.”

On the child molestation scandal …

Jackson’s fans “wanted their kids to be with Michael. His problem was that he couldn’t say no to anybody – especially kids. He was just so sweet and kind. He could never say no and when he finally did, parents would become upset.”

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At the time of this writing, Shana Mangatal has less than 2,000 followers on Twitter. On it, she received a DM asking if she was really writing the book. She responded:

Yes! The world needs to know that Michael was not “Wacko Jacko”. He was a normal man. Kind, funny and handsome.

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