Speaking out for the first time since the unexpected death of his ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown sat down with TODAY’s Matt Lauer for an exclusive one-on-one interview.
During part 1 of the interview, Brown talked about his last encounter with Houston, the moment he learned she had died, and whether he feels responsible for her addiction struggles.
Brown told Lauer:
“Our relationship was great,” he said. “I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman.” And it’s not just his revisionist history, he insisted: “I can honestly say that — I love that woman with — with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way.”
“My fiancee knows how I felt about that woman,” Brown said. “My kids know how I feel … how I felt about Whitney. It’s not a secret, you know? I was in love with her deeply.”
Brown says he never used hard drugs before meeting Houston, and said that she had used drugs before they were involved.
Watch part 1 of the interview below:
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Watch part 2 of the interview here.