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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.”
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HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman rushed from a north Houston apartment complex to the hospital has died, and police are looking into it as a homicide.
Police received calls of an incident in the area of Rosamond and Northline, just near I-45 North Freeway, at about 1 p.m. Friday.
There was a heavy police presence at the La Casita Apartments.
Eyewitness News spotted at least two people being detained by police, one of them in handcuffs.
As an ABC13 crew arrived on scene, they saw police officers pull up with shields and crowbars before detaining one of the two people.
Police have yet to disclose details of the incident.
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Shields certainly didn’t have things her own way early on against the more experienced Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 on Thursday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Indeed, as she got off her stool for the third and final round she was two rounds down and in desperate need of a finish.
But, despite finding her elite-level boxing skills nullified through lengthy spells on the mat, Shields managed to turn the fight on its head before finishing the bout with a new type of TKO for her – ground and pound.
Speaking at the post-fight press conference, Shields said she knew she was in for a rough ride in her MMA debut, and the experience certainly didn’t disappoint.
“I had told myself, ‘This is not going to be easy,'” she said.
“That’s why I spent seven months in Albuquerque, I haven’t been home in a while. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.
Shields revealed that she had arrived in Atlantic City at the peak of her physical fitness.
But, after being taken down in Rounds 1 and 2, the two-time Olympic gold medallist and multi-time professional boxing champion knew she needed to dig deep to find a way to win in the third and final round.
“I knew it would be completely different and that’s what we had trained for,” Shields said. “The only thing I knew coming into the fight was that I was in dog shape.
“I knew I had trained the hardest that I could train and I had as much information in my mind as I could take.
“So my main thing was just come in the cage and have my faith over fear and put my best foot forward. I feel like every round I did that.
“When I sat down after the second round coach said, ‘Hey, it’s time to go in there and get the stoppage.’
“I said, ‘I’m not getting taken down this round and put on my back. I’m just going to come out here and give the best that I got.’
“I could’ve went home with the L like that, but something came over me and just kept punching.”
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Claressa Shields, the female boxing champ who has said she is the greatest of all time behind Muhammad Ali, has claimed she can become an MMA great and “it’s all fighting” as she prepares to make her debut in her new discipline.
Confrontational Shields claimed she had to sound off about herself in order to earn the adulation she feels she deserves in March, and two months after warning that she could beat “98 percent” of men, she has played down the discrepancies between her new and old disciplines and been hailed by UFC loudmouth Conor McGregor.
The man who made the switch in the opposite direction when he lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2017 has called Shields’ move “a rare occurrence that is to be lauded with praise”.
“Respect this multi-weight boxing world champion, competing in her first MMA fight next month,” he said, looking ahead to Shields’ bow in the Professional Fighters League (PFL).
Respect this multi weight boxing world champion! Competing in her first MMA fight next month. A rare occurrence that is to be lauded with praise! Real courage a lot of her male counterparts do not possess. Good luck Clarissa!Another multi weight, multi sport savage! Welcome 😎 https://t.co/eIQuIPV7yr
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 7, 2021
“Real courage that a lot of her male counterparts do not possess. Good luck, Clarissa. Another multi-weight, multi-sport savage. Welcome.”
Shields thanked McGregor while subtly pointing out that he had misspelled her name. “I’m taking it every bit of serious,” she promised. “I’m ready to prove a point, just like you did.”
The 26-year-old Michigan athlete has laughed off challenges from boxers including British WBO middleweight champion Savannah Marshall.
That’s what the F I’m talking about sis. You ain’t the Best by Mistake, you put in work, you have the discipline & you Fear No One! Put them ALL on notice!! Let’s Get It Sis 😉 🎤
— Amanda Serrano 🇵🇷 (@Serranosisters) May 7, 2021
A two-time olympic champion and the current undisputed female light-middleweight title holder, she was once the undisputed ruler at middleweight, all of which could explain why she feels she has little more to prove in pugilism.
“MMA and boxing is different, yes,” she accepted, having filmed herself jogging around a PFL ring in preparation for her first fight in around five weeks’ time.
“But it’s all fighting. It involves strength, IQ, heart, discipline, diet, lifestyle: all that ish.
I agree. But don’t rush it. Learning how to fight off submission on your back or throws from girls who have been studying judo for years like Kayla, Takes time. I like that you acknowledge that you want to be a complete fighter. That takes time tho.
— Myacctwassusp1 (@myacctwassusp1) May 7, 2021
It can definitely be done however it’s simply unlikely to hold a belt in a division with great wrestlers or kickers for example who have done it forever. The key is obviously take down defense and defending kicks. Those two things all day and fkn night lol.
— Austin Olivas (@olivas_austin) May 7, 2021
“It is not impossible for me to be great at MMA. I have all that it takes. And I’m not scared or intimidated by none of you MMA b*tches.”
Sheilds calls herself the greatest woman of all time in boxing, and another fighter who could lay claim to that crown, four-weight champion Amanda Serrano, backed her bluster.
“That’s what the F I’m talking about, sis,” said Serrano. “You ain’t the best by mistake.
“You put in work, you have the discipline and you fear no-one. Put them all on notice. Let’s get it, sis.”
There were a few words of caution on social media. “Learning how to fight off submission on your back or throws from girls who have been studying judo for years like Kayla [Harrison] takes time,” said one.
“I like that you acknowledge that you want to be a complete fighter. That takes time, though.”
Another said: “It can definitely be done – however, it’s simply unlikely to hold a belt in a division with great wrestlers or kickers, for example, who have done it forever.
“The key is obviously takedown defense and defending kicks. Those two things, all day and f*cking night.”
PFL lightweight Brittney Elkin, who has lost nine of her 16 professional fights including one to Harrison, awaits Shields on June 10. Elkin has won three of her last four bouts and will face the newcomer at lightweight.
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US boxing star Claressa Shields has compared herself to perhaps the greatest fighter of all time, Muhammad Ali – saying she is second only to him and claiming that “98 percent of men in the world” would be unable to beat her.
Shields insists that people routinely overlook her bold pronouncements about her talent but believes that talking about herself alongside luminaries such as Ali is the only way to make viewers appreciate her.
“I don’t box for a hobby,” Shields said. “It’s not a hobby. It’s my career, and I feel like people underestimate me when I speak about how great I am,”
“But if I didn’t say how great I am, no-one in this room would have ever called me great because they don’t recognize it.
“Only the greats know that they’re great. Like Muhammad Ali. Nobody called him the greatest of all time.
“They actually called him the ‘Louisville Lip’ because he talked too much.
Muhammad Ali is first and Claressa Shields is second.
“I am the greatest woman of all time, and 98 percent of men in the world can’t beat me.”
The 25-year-old can also claim the undisputed junior middleweight championship title and the vacant WBA belt on Friday, as well as defending her WBC and WBO straps.
Shields is the holder of nine championships and the fastest person to ever grab titles across three divisions in boxing.
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