“Whitney Houston chronicles the headline-making relationship between the iconic singer, actress, producer and model, and singer, songwriter Bobby Brown — from the time they first met at the very height of their celebrity, to their courtship and tumultuous marriage. Throughout it all, difficulties followed the superstar couple while they dealt with the overwhelming rewards and consequences of the fame and fortune created by Whitney’s meteoric rise that would soon overshadow them both.”
Added Bassett: “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments; and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story. Their humanity and bond fascinates us all. I’m beyond excited to have this opportunity to go behind the camera and into their world.”
So the film will focus primarily on the Bobbaaaay & Whitney Years? Yikes. I’m sure in 10-20 years’ time, we’ll
In an exclusive interview with NBC‘s ‘TODAY’ show, singer Bobby Brown spoke out about his relationship with the late Whitney Houston and his history of alcohol abuse. “I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he told Matt Lauer after he was asked about people who say that he was responsible for Houston’s death.
“I was hurt. I was hurt … Because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years — I felt that she was, you know, I didn’t know she was struggling with it still. But at the same time, you know– listen, it’s a hard fight,” Brown told Lauer. “It’s a hard fight to, you know, maintain sobriety thatway.”
Brown also talked about seeing Whitney a week before her death at dinner with their daughter Bobbi Kristina and said that she looked “really well.” While the couple famously had a tumultuous relationship, he contends that they loved each other,
“Our relationship was great,” he said. “I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman.”
Bobby Brown‘s representative has released a statement regarding the “confusion” over his attendance, and ultimate absence at his ex-wife’s funeral:
“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,” he said. “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.”
It’s well-known that Whitney cared a great deal about Bobby’s other children. We are hearing that perhaps two of them had been with him, along with what added up to be nine people. Bobby was indeed invited by Whitney’s family to support his daughter, Bobbi-Kristina, but not nine people. It was unclear why Bobby Brown brought an entourage, but ultimately, he chose to leave with them when asked.
A rather sad and awkward moment during an otherwise beautiful service.