R&B icon Bobby Brown believes that ex wife Whitney Houston would still be alive today had they stayed together – and fought their hard drug addictions.
Emotional Bobby admits he remains heartbroken that Whitney could not kick cocaine and crack after he got sober.
In his most frank ever interview, the R&B icon claims he speaks to his ex wife and their deceased daughter Bobby Kristina from beyond the grave.
In a preview clip of a new A&E Network documentary, leaked to DailyMail.com, Brown also mustered the strength to visit his ex wife and their daughter’s graves at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey for the first time.
The shocking new documentary shows Bobby Brown visiting Whitney Houston’s grave for the first time as well as his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown’s final resting place
Brown makes the revelation in the documentary that he still talks to his late ex-wife and daughter from beyond the grave
Brown and Houston were married in July 1992 and divorced in 2007, five years before the singer’s untimely death. They are pictured with their daughter
Bobby, 53, claims that the ‘frightened’ pair ‘are looking down, watching me.’
The former New Edition star serves up a raft of bombshells on camera including Whitney’s out of control drug use, his heroin habit and even their intense impulsive sexual chemistry.
However Bobby says their romance failed when he cleaned up but the Grammy winning star was still enjoying coke and booze binges.
Bobby suffers daily heartbreak believing that had he fought harder Whitney would not have been found dead in an LA hotel room 10 years ago.
He spoke too of how Whitney reached out to him in dreams to pull the plug on daughter Bobbi Kristina’s life support after being found unresponsive in her Atlanta home bathtub in 2015.
The jaw dropping revelations emerge in the new A&E special new series Biography: Bobby Brown.
Reflecting on Whitney’s shock death aged just 48, Bobby said: ‘ 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.
During their relationship, Brown and Houston’s tumultuous relationship was rarely out of the tabloids
Brown says of Houston in the doc: ‘We always felt that our love was strong enough to overcome any obstacle put in front of us’
Brown says that he no idea that Houston used drugs until he walked in on her snorting a line of cocaine shortly before their wedding in 1992
‘We had made our beds and had to lie in them. 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.’
He maintains Whitney is in touch with him in the afterlife visiting him in ‘dreams’.
Bobby described the moment he realized that Bobbi Kristina would be a ‘vegetable’ for the rest of her life after a near-fatal drowning and drug intoxication.
Bobbi Kristina spent months in hospice care before her father pulled the plug in July 2015.
Bobby said: ‘They told me she would not live a normal life. I was prepared to care for her for the rest of my life, being a vegetable. But my daughter would not like to live like that.
‘Whitney came to me in dreams and (said) “let my baby go!”. And that is what I had to do.’
Getting tearful, he recalled how his daughter: ‘lived life to the fullest’.
‘Being her father meant everything to me. To know how special she was can only be seen through love.
‘My daughter is with me every day. She is one of my angels.’
Cameras followed the poignant moment he visited the graveside.
Bobby kissed the head stone of Whitney whispering: ‘I love you’.
Addressing his late wife and daughter, he said: ‘I brought you guys some flowers. Sorry I have not come by.
‘Sorry this is my first time. But you guys know I don’t like cemeteries.
Brown has been married to his manager Alicia Etheredge since 2012. They have three children, a son and two daughters together
A hearse carrying Whitney Houston waits outside the New Hope Baptist Church after her funeral service on February 18, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey
‘I know you are looking down watching me, watching your siblings. I hope you are taking care of little Bobby I know you guys are frightened up there. I miss you guys so much. Y’all take care of each other okay.’
Welling up with tears, he then reached out to the head stone, he told his ex superstar wife: ‘See you later. I love you.’
Bobby was candid about the chemistry with Whitney.
‘Me and Whitney’s sex life was pretty intense.
‘It did not matter where we were. It was about a certain look. She looked at me a certain way and it was on and poppin’. There was something about her that made me smile. Her smell – this certain perfume she wore.’
However Bobby learned that Whitney’s drug needs were as extreme as his moments before they tied the knot on July 18, 1992.
‘I walked in and saw her doing a line of coke.
‘It was a shocker to me seeing her sniff for the first time.
‘It was then I realized we had more in common than I thought. I was new to it and I guess she had been doing it for a while. That became a problem for us in our marriage.’
Bobby labelled their increasing drug dependency a ‘disease’, adding: ‘After I got married that is when I started using hard drugs. We were going through the stresses of stardom, fame, money, drugs and rock’n’roll.
‘We started not working, getting high and it became a part of our daily routine.’
His lowest point came before he quit the New Edition Home Again reunion tour crippled with addiction and paranoia in 1996.
‘I used to smoke preempt – crack cocaine inside weed. You roll them up. I was so high.
‘I thought Whitney was trying to kill me. I ended up running through a field. I had a 57 magnum on me, cocaine, crack and weed in this.
‘My addiction affected my career big time.’
Bobby says a jail stint for probation violations on a DUI in 2003 helped him get clean – but with Whitney still using it began the demise of their marriage.
‘Before I went to jail I had started using heroin, along with crack and weed. I was only sniffing, not shooting it. I was able to kick heroin and crack in jail. I did it on my own.’
Brown is pictured performing on stage at the State Farm Arena in February 2022
Whitney picked him up with drugs and booze in the car.
‘I knew I had moved into a different realm. Whitney was still using hard drugs. That is when the problems started with me and her I wanted her to become sober like I was but it was really hard for both of us to stay together and be together.’
They filed for divorce in October 2006.
Bobby never knew Whitney had a lesbian relationship with childhood friend Robyn Crawford before they wed in 1992. But once he tied the knot, Robyn had no place in their lives.
‘I didn’t know Whitney’s relationship with Robyn was more than just friends ’til later on in our marriage. It was what it was.
‘You are newly married you want to spend all your time with the person you’re married to, and a third person is usually a hanger on.
‘I did not kick Robyn out of the relationship. Our marriage was growing and there was no room for a third person.
‘Robyn was a good friend to Whitney and I can say I wish Robyn was still in her life in the end, because Robyn was all around a good person.’
A&E Network presents Biography: Bobby Brown, a two-night event. on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31 at 8pm ET/PT.
Bobby Brown: Every Little Step premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT with new episodes airing Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT starting June 7.