Michael Jackson: "'I was raised on stage and uh... when I'm not on stage, I'm not as happy and everything seems to be foreign to me or new. And I'm just now beginning to enjoy friendship, which is new for me.'
Dixie Whatley: 'Friendship?'
Dixie: 'With people other than in show business?'
Michael: 'Yeah. Oh yeah!'
Dixie: 'Is there someone very important in your life at this point?'
Michael: 'Mmmm. Yes.'"
Michael Jackson ET Interview
February 25, 1983