People, Jan. 29, 1996

BUT WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG?

MICHAEL JACKSON, never one to disappoint fans, is finally about to do what the public has been anticipating for 19 months: become a divorce. LISA MARIE PRESLEY filed for divorce last Thursday, citing irreconcilable differences, quite credibly in this case. The two separated on Dec. 10, but news of the schism came as a surprise to Jackson spokesman Lee Solters, who said he "knew nothing about it" when first contacted by reporters. "This is not going to be an ugly Hollywood divorce," says Presley's lawyer John P. Coale, adding that the split should be legal...

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