Michael Jackson's secret ex-lover, Shana Mangatal, will be revealing details about their romance in a tell-all book "Michael and Me: The Untold Story Of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance," Radar Online reported. The book is set to hit the stands on Jackson's birthday on Aug. 29.
Seven years after the "King of Pop" died, Mangatal has opened up to Radar Online to disclose about the time she spent with Jackson. According to Radar Online, Mangatal first met Jackson in 1988 and the two were friends until his death in 2009. Mangatal reportedly said that Jackson undeniably "loved women," despite several rumors about his sexuality.
"His death was so painful," Mangatal told Radar Online. "Finally, I also picked up my old diaries from back then and read them all and when I was reading I thought, 'Wow. If only the public knew these things about Michael, maybe their opinions of him would change!' Because I see as the years go on, his legacy is not really being remembered as it should be."
"The book covers all of that from me meeting him as a fan and him flirting with me at our very first meeting and from then on I was like, 'OK, there's more to Michael that meets the eye, because he just flirted with me,'" she reportedly said. "He's not asexual! He's not this man-child – he's normal!"
Mangatal reportedly said that she wanted to make her relationship with Jackson public, but the singer's two marriages had partly hindered her chances.
"It was 20 years of different encounters and intimate phone conversations and he cast me in two of his short films. So it was more than something you can explain in one sentence," Mangatal said told Radar Online.
"There was a time when it progressed to the next level, but the reason it ended was because of his marriage," she claimed. "I was involved with him, so of course you want more, but you don't always get more — especially with him."
Mangatal also reportedly said that Jackson never cheated despite their relationship occurring before, during and after Jackson's marriages to Debbie Rowe and Lisa Marie Presley.
"He was very respectful of his marriages and that's why it was sporadic," she reportedly said. "We became really close during the 1993 scandal and he married Lisa Marie so that kind of cut things off a bit until the divorce. After the divorce he cast me in another one of his short films called Ghost' and we grew closer again during that filming – after that is when we reconnected."
"And then Debbie Rowe got pregnant [withPrince Michael Jackson II]. That made it sort of awkward again," Mangatal added.