In the aftermath of his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s death in 2012, Bobby Brown has delivered a heartbreaking remark about her death.
Houston and Brown’s ups and downs throughout the years were well publicized, and the two were significant tabloid fodder during their marriage, which lasted from 1992 to 2007. Houston was the one who decided to divorce.
According to CNN, the couple’s romance was never without gossip and intrigue, with Brown even being charged with violence in 2003. Brown then spoke out about an incident with his late ex-wife during a 2016 “20/20” interview, confessing to becoming violent with her when struggling with his sobriety, roughly eight years after Houston’s death.
“I’ve never been a violent man toward a woman ever,” he also claimed, per People, slamming reports calling him a “woman beater” as being “lies.”
Of course, Houston herself had her struggles, with her drug addiction being public knowledge throughout her life and career. Brown — who’s had his own experiences with drugs — denied being responsible for her addiction, though, telling “20/20,” “It wasn’t me who started her. I take my part and I take it hard for me even being a part of it, but we all have our own minds and some of us are stronger than others.” But what he’s saying about his late ex now may just surprise you.
Bobby Brown opened up about Whitney Houston in A&E’s “Biography: Bobby Brown,” with a preview of Brown’s episode obtained by Daily Mail. In it, Brown admitted he thinks he could have prevented Houston’s death had they never split. “I think we could have helped each other out. I think she would still be here if we hadn’t divorced. I wasn’t there. I beat myself about it because I wasn’t there. I wish I could have been there for her,” he shared of her 2012 death. The New Edition singer also admitted he thinks their relationship broke down due to drug abuse, admitting, “We always felt that our love was strong enough to overcome any obstacle put in front of us. We would still be together if it wasn’t for drugs. Drugs got the best of us.”