Liz treated Michael like a son, in the way that she mothered him and tried to look after him.
Our source revealed that: ‘Elizabeth and Michael were clearly in their own world, one that few could understand. Or enter’.
Michael described Liz as a ‘warm cuddly blanket that I love to snuggle up to and cover myself with’.
In 1983, Liz hit a downfall and was taken into rehab. On the other hand, Michael’s career was rising and he was set for even more fame and stardom.
Liz had entered the Betty Ford Clinic for addiction to prescription drugs but it did nothing to diminish her in Michael’s eyes.
The author of the soon to be released book writes that Michael was ‘obsessed’ with her and ‘set out not only to meet her but also to win over’.
He writes: ‘There would be moments of romantic agonizing about her yet he would come to treasure every minute of it.
‘Jackson wanted to really meet her, to make a connection, then to see her again and again and to get to know her and for her to get to know him, This was what he wanted. Something deep inside Michael Jackson needed Elizabeth Taylor…though he probably couldn’t articulate what he wanted from her. She was both a star goddess and a mother goddess.’
‘With each of them she had felt there were no secrets…while Elizabeth never thought of Michael or the others as weak, she clearly believed she could save people, and perhaps she believed she could help Michael to save himself.’
Michael was ‘under her spell’ and they were seen together at many Hollywood events, holding hands and touching in the way that young lovers would.
Michael was a Jehovah’s Witness and Liz’s bad language and behavior often caused him embarrassment at public events. However, he soon became used to this and accepted it anyway.