It’s been 10 years since Whitney Houston’s tragic passing, and Bobby Brown believes that she might still be with us had they mended their marriage.
In an upcoming documentary about his life, Bobby reflects on his relationship with Whitney and their struggles with substance abuse. He shares that he started his journey to recovery before his late ex-wife did, which caused a riff in their marriage, and believes that Whitney would still be alive if they hadn’t gotten a divorce.
I think we could have helped each other out. I think she’d still be here if we hadn’t divorced.”
Despite the ups and downs the star-studded couple shared, Bobby says he did not want to get a divorce, and the decision was made by Whitney, her family and her team. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Bobby revealed that he got clean 7 years before their split. He also shared that after their divorce, he believed Houston was in recovery until he received the news of her passing.
It was really rough because I was so addicted. I had to be put into medical detox. And then the Bible got me through. It was about getting healthier for my daughter [Bobbi Kristina] and for the rest of my kids. I thought she was getting herself together. I didn’t think she would turn back.”
Just three years after Houston’s death, Bobby and Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown died after being found unresponsive in her Georgia townhouse. Bobbi Kristina was in a coma for six months, and passed away due to pneumonia as drug related causes.
Since then, Bobby continued to struggle with alcohol addiction and was admitted to a treatment facility in 2020. Nevertheless, he’s still working to maintain his sobriety.
I work hard at staying sober every day of my life and it’s going to be that way for the rest of my life and I know that.”
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