"I thought she was getting herself together. I didn't think she would turn back," he revealed about what he thought of Houston.
Trigger Warning: This story mentions drug usage that may be disturbing to readers.
If given the chance, Bobby Brown would have made many other decisions. The 53-year-old actor, who opened up in the newest A&E documentary Biography, titled, Biography: Bobby Brown discusses a career of highs and lows in his docu-debut. He discusses his regrets, one being his divorce from Whitney Houston.
Houston, a pop golden girl, and Brown, an R&B bad boy, were widely perceived as an odd couple in the early 1990s. He was frequently described as tarnishing Houston's spotless reputation as per PEOPLE.
Brown who was with Whitney for a long time shared that losing her was his biggest regret in life. Brown exclusively revealed to the outlet that he had quit using heavy drugs a few years previous to their breakup. Houston and Brown's 14-year marriage, which was formally annulled in 2007, was plagued by debilitating addiction on both sides. Also, several people close to the couple have disclosed in the years following her untimely death in 2012 that Houston was the one who persuaded Brown to utilize hard narcotics. "It was really rough because I was so addicted. I had to be put into medical detox first," he said.
Keeping away from narcotics while he was incarcerated in 2000 was difficult for him as he added, “And then the Bible got me through. It was about becoming healthier for my daughter [Bobbi Kristina] and for the rest of my kids. I think we could have helped each other out. I think she'd still be here if we hadn't divorced," he states in his documentary. "I thought she was getting herself together. I didn't think she would turn back," he revealed about what he thought of Houston.
On February 11, 2012, Brown was shocked to learn that Houston, 48, had drowned while having a combination of narcotics in her system. She was discovered comatose in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel. Brown continued to battle alcohol addiction despite quitting hard narcotics throughout the years, and in 2020, he last checked into an alcohol abuse treatment center. The former New Edition member shared that he believes if the singing star would have been alive today they would have helped each other grow out of their troubles. “I think we could have helped each other out,” Brown said of his late ex-wife in his upcoming new documentary.
The singer claims that Bobby and Houston's marriage, which lasted from 1992 to 2007, was "volatile" on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and Willow Smith, according to ET Online. "Our love was strong for each other, we showed it to each other time and time again, over and over. We just got caught up and that had nothing to do with how we felt about each other. The love was always there," he said.
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