The kingdoms of Graceland and Neverland are joined.
Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley have confirmed what they denied for 11 weeks: that they were secretly married and are "very much in love.""My married name is Mrs. Lisa Marie Presley-Jackson," Elvis' 26-year-old daughter said in a statement released Monday by Jackson's production company.
"I am very much in love with Michael, I dedicate my life to being his wife," the statement said. "I understand and support him, we both look forward to raising a family and living a happy, healthy life together."
The pair said they lied for the sake of their privacy, eluding entertainment reporters for nearly three months after a quickie ceremony at a judge's house in the Dominican Republic on May 26.
"We are both very private people living in the glare of the public media," the statement from MJJ Productions explained. "We both wanted a private marriage ceremony without the distraction of a media circus."
Rumors of the marriage were first reported July 10, after the judge told the Dominican newspaper Listin Diario that he had performed the 15-minute ceremony.
The celebrities' publicists denied the report. But a Dominican immigration official said Jackson was in that country May 26, and Donald Trump was rumored to have lent the newlyweds a New York "love nest" in his glitzy Trump Tower in New York City.
Tabloid photos purported to show the blushing bride with a disguised Gloved One at Disney World. Their honeymoon hideaway turned out to be - surprise - Trump Tower.
Jackson, 35, made no comment. His publicist, Bob Jones, said the singer is "very happy . . . like any newlywed."
The marriage has the blessing of Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie's mother, said Priscilla's publicist, Paul Bloch.
"She said, `Please assure everyone I'm very supportive of Lisa Marie and everything she does,' " said Bloch.
Presley-Jackson and musician Danny Keough announced in April they were ending their six-year marriage and would seek joint custody of their children, Danielle, 5, and Benjamin, 1. It wasn't clear Monday if the divorce was final.
Authorities in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara counties have been investigating child molestation allegations against Jackson since last August. No charges have been filed and the case remains open.
Jackson and a teenage boy who made the claims settled a civil lawsuit out of court for an undisclosed sum reported to be $15 million or more.