Minnelli Demanded Answers From Jackson Over Gest Union
Liza Minnelli stunned Michael Jackson when she demanded to know why he allowed her to marry David Gest.
The Cabaret star wed Gest in a lavish ceremony in 2002, but their marriage ended in divorce less than 12 months later amid claims she physically abused the music producer.
Minnelli approached her old pal Jackson, who acted as best man at the ceremony, for answers on why he let her go through with the union - before the pair broke down laughing about the troubled relationship.
She tells U.S. chat show host Joy Behar, "I grabbed him when I saw him after I got out of it (marriage) and said, 'Why did you let me marry this idiot!' He said, 'I thought you liked him. You looked so happy, I don't know, let me go!' And I said, 'Michael, how could you?' He said, 'It's over, relax.' And then we looked at each other and started to laugh. And then we really started to laugh.
"Some of the things I've been through make me laugh so hard."
And Minnelli backs up her previous claims her ex-husband was only after her cash - insisting she recently discovered she paid for their wedding.
She adds, "I only (just) found out that I paid for that wedding. I only found that out about five months ago. I just found out, I said to somebody, 'At least it was pretty, it should have been, it cost however much money it cost.' And they said, 'Yeah, and you paid for it,' and I said, 'Oh'... I didn't know."