Bobby Brown shared his perspective on marriage to the late superstar Whitney Houston. Since her death, he has mostly kept a low profile, but as the release of the Lifetime biopic, Whitney, about his ex-wife drew near, he shared his thoughts on their tumultuous relationship. Brown stated he and Whitney “cheated on each other.”
Many fans of Houston still blame Brown for her drug addiction, but an interview with Oprah shortly after the iconic Whitney’s death revealed that her brother–not Brown–introduced her to drugs. One thing is for sure: Her relationship with Bobby Brown didn’t help her get on the straight and narrow path. They were both addicted and used together.
It’s not readily apparent what is going on in Brown’s life now, but he seems to always try setting the record straight on Whitney. This time, he’s perhaps gone too far. It’s easy to come out now saying Whitney cheated on him, because she’s not here to tell her side of the story. During her short lived comeback in 2009, she publicly talked about leaving Brown, the violence in their relationship, doing drugs, and his infidelity. If she cheated on him, it seems he would have said something about it then, but speaking ill of the dead is crude.
No one is saying Whitney as perfect, but her talent was the greater one and her legacy will last, despite the slow, painful death she died from addiction, which, according to experts, is an illness. Brown seems to have no regard for Bobbi Kristina, he and Whitney’s only child, who grew up in the dysfunctional household created by drug-addicted parents.
Yes, Bobbi Kristina is now an adult, but the February 12 second anniversary of Whitney’s death is fast approaching. It appears that Brown can’t help but speak about Whitney’s alleged cheating. It’s fine for him to own the part he played in the marriage, but speaking negatively about Whitney isn’t appropriate. Her family, including her mother, are likely still grieving.
Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat, issued a statement — not about Brown, but the entire Lifetime so-called biopic.
“The needs of Whitney’s family matter. We have dealt with her every emotion from the day she was born until the day she died, which gives us absolute position and absolute authority as a family to feel the way we do about her legacy. We matter. We’re still here. Why wasn’t there a call to myself, Gary, Cissy or even her daughter? Why deny selected members of the family an advanced copy of the film? As we once again enter a season of bereavement and the strategic timing so close to the anniversary of Whitney’s death, this is a disappointment that any of us who loved her could do without. This creative pursuit at the expense of the integrity of such an iconic woman, who is voiceless today, reeks of condemnation and deceit.”
Angela Bassett, who directed the Whitney biopic, met the superstar and worked with her on the Waiting to Exhale movie set and also met Brown. Bassett said she was not trying to tell the entire story of Whitney’s life but more of a love story about her romance and marriage to Brown. Whitney was not an accurate title for the movie, but “Whitney and Bobby” would have made Basset’s intentions clear.
And where is Bobby Brown in all this? Still attempting to bask in the glow that is solely Whitney’s legacy and speaking negative words about her.
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