It’s very easy to blame the demise of Whitney Houston’s stardom on her ex-husband Bobby Brown. It wasn’t until after Houston married Brown in 1992, that the public saw a different Whitney. America’s sweetheart was a good girl gone bad. The couple divorced in 2006 after a turbulent marriage troubled with drug use.
Tonight, in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey, Whitney Houston’s family came to Bobby Brown’s defense.
(via TheUrbanDaily) Whitney’s longtime confidante, manager, sister-in-law and best friend, Patricia Houston, had much insight into the superstar’s marriage to Bobby Brown.
As for accusations that he was the one who hooked Whitney to drugs, she says, “I can’t say that he introduced drugs to her; I don’t think that’s true. Bobby and I had a good relationship. She would say, ‘You’re always trying to protect him.’ I said, ‘No, I’m protecting truth… I can’t do it any other way.’”
Patricia also faulted the pressures from the outside for dooming their marriage from the start. She explained: “There was always so much outside interference… It was very hard. Their reality was everyone else’s, and it’s very difficult if you’ve got family members that are demanding certain things from you, then the world demanding certain things from you. In all of that congestion, how can you make it work?”