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Bobby Brown Claims Whitney Houston Was A Drug Addict Before Their Relationship Began

May 2, 2012 08:00 AM

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Bobby Brown is opening up about the death of his ex wife Whitney Houston to the Today Show. The New Edition member is also alleging that it was Whitney who got him hooked on drugs.

Brown, who says he never used hard drugs until he met her, tells Matt Lauer:

    "I worried about it when ... we first got together until I tried it. And when I tried it, for some reason, I have an addictive personality. I coulda done something different, you know to ...ensure that she had a longer life. But ... you have to want it, you know?" "

During their 2005 reality show, Brown said it was a "wake-up, because we were able to see what others were saying about us .... (to) see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love we felt for each other."

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Bobby Brown Steps Out For The First Time Since Whitney's Death

Mar 29, 2012 09:00 AM

bbrown021212_03_X17pic230.jpgBobby Brown has officially been charged with three misdemeanors in connection with his drunk driving arrest early this week.

According to the city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan, Brown was found to have a blood alcohol level of more than .08 percent.

He was initially pulled over by the California Highway Patrol for driving unsafely, but was found to also be driving on a suspended license.

Brown's court date has not been announced. If he is found guilty, he could face up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail.

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BREAKING NEWS - Bobby Brown Arrested For DUI

Mar 26, 2012 02:19 PM

bobby-brown-dui-230.jpgBobby Brown was arrested by law enforcement officers at 12:20 PM PST Monday in Reseda, CA for suspicion of driving under the influence.

The R&B singer was originally stopped by officers for talking on his cell phone while driving, but was subsequently given a field sobriety test and taken into custody.

The 43-year-old ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston is currently in custody at the Van Nuys jail. It is not yet known what substance cops suspect Brown had been using.

Brown already has one DUI conviction on his record from a 1996 arrest in Georgia, for which he spent eight days in jail.

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Bobby Brown Steps Out For The First Time Since Whitney's Death

Feb 24, 2012 01:00 PM

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Bobby Brown went for a stroll in Beverly Hills with 2-year-old son Cassius ... his child with manager and girlfriend Alicia Etheridge.

This is the first time Brown has casually stepped out since the funeral of his ex wife, Whitney Houston.

As for Etheridge and Brown, they've been dating since 2007.

In addition to Cassius, Brown has four other children from former relationships including Bobbi Kristina ... his daughter with Whitney.

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Whitney Houston Laid To Rest

Feb 19, 2012 04:00 PM


Whitney Houston's body was buried Sunday at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ, in a brief, private ceremony the day after the singer's memorial service.

Fans lined the 20-mile path from the funeral home in Newark to Westfield, where the singer was laid to rest next to her father, who died in 2003.

Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown was in attendance, though the couple's daughter Bobbi Kristina was conspicuously absent. The 18-year-old went missing Saturday evening after the service and missed the repast held for Houston's family and friends, according to Us Weekly.

There was speculation the teen was doing drugs during that time, but a family spokesperson confirmed to The Daily Beast, that there were no illicit substances involved: "There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina's whereabouts last night for a short time, but she's OK. She needed some time alone."

Other guests included Alicia Keys, who sang at Sauturday's memorial service, the Reverends Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and Stevie Wonder. Houston's former boyfriend Ray J attended with his sister, singer Brandy Norwood.

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Whitney Houston's Funeral - Why Bobby Brown Left And What Kevin Costner Said In His Eulogy

Feb 18, 2012 03:36 PM


Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown did attend the singer's funeral, despite conflicting reports that claim he did not -- but Brown did not stay for the full service.

Brown reportedly entered the church, paid his respects at Whitney's casket, and left, according to Us Weekly. The singer released a statement to clear up rumors about what happened:

    "My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how."

Houston and Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina came out for the first time since suffering a nervous breakdown after her mother's death. The 18-year-old was comforted by her grandmother Cissy Houston during the service.

Meanwhile, Houston's former Bodyguard costar, Kevin Costner, addressed a group of about 1500 family and friends at the New Hope Baptist Church, to pay his respects.

He told the story of casting Whitney for their 1992 film and how Whitney was nervous at the audition. She had no reason to be, Costner said to her, "Whitney, you weren't just good enough, you were great." The production was put on hold for a year until she finished her tour and could start work on the film.

Costner added a word of advice to Houston's daughter and to other young girls:

    "To you, Bobbi Kristina, and to all those young girls who are dreaming that dream, thinking that maybe they aren't good enough, I think Whitney would tell you, guard your bodies. And guard the precious miracle of your own life. Then sing your hearts out."

And he ended by saying:

    "Off you go Whitney, off you go. Escorted by an army of angels to your heavenly Father. When you sing before him, don't you worry. You'll be good enough."

Houston's mentor Clive Davis addressed mourners by explaining that meeting someone like Whitney is a once-in-a-lifetime experience:

    "You wait for a voice like that a for a lifetime. You wait for a face, a presence like that for a lifetime. When one person embodies it all, it takes your breath away. That's what I felt in 1983 when your daughter shattered me with her version of 'Greatest Love of All," he said looking at Whitney's mother Cissy.

Alicia Keys sang "Send Me An Angel" and remembered Houston by the nickname Me Ma, saying:

    "She would call you for no reason at all, but just to say 'hi,' Keys, who struggled to hold back tears, said. "She was a beautiful human being -- really caring, beautiful, thoughtful."
Houston's casket was carried out with Whitney's rendition of "I Will Always Love You," playing. A silver casket left the church about three and a half hours after the memorial service began and was taken to the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ, where she will be buried next to her father, John Houston, on Sunday.

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Bobby Brown: "Bobbi Kristina Is Doing Much Better"

Feb 15, 2012 09:50 AM

WHoustonDead021112_13_X17WM230.jpgBobby Brown is speaking out about his daughter Bobbi Kristina who was hospitalized due to anxiety following the death of her mother, Whitney Houston.

The "My Prerogative" singer gave the following statement to ABC News:

    "We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected."

Whitney's official cause of death is still unknown, but reports claim Houston was found underwater in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room just before 3:30pm Saturday.

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Bobby Brown Rushes To Be By Daughter Bobbi Kristina's Side Following Her Hospitalization

Feb 13, 2012 08:00 AM

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A distraught-looking Bobby Brown arrived back in LA from Memphis where he had been performing with his group New Edition.

The 43-year-old singer, who shouted to the Memphis crowd 'I love you, Whitney', rushed home to LA to care for his daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized following her mother, Whitney Houston's, death. The "I Will Always Love You" singer died at 48 of unknown causes.

Whitney and Bobby's daughter was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Sunday morning after reportedly suffering a major panic attack. Now that she has been released from the hospital, Bobbi is recovering at home with her dad by her side.

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