Bobby Brown has spoken out for the first time since Whitney Houston’s death in an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show.
Bobby Brown, 43, told Matt Lauer he was “hurt” by suggestions that he played a role in Whitney Houston’s demise.
“I was hurt. I was hurt… because, you know, me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was… I didn’t know she was struggling with it still,” Bobby Brown told Matt Lauer in a new sitdown interviewing, aired Wednesday on The Today Show.
“But at the same time… listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to… maintain sobriety that way.”
Matt Lauer asked Bobby Brown if he thought Whitney Houston’s cocaine use shortly before her death (the coroner’s reported indicated she had the narcotic in her system at the time of her death in February) led to the pop star’s death, and the recovering addict said he believed it did.
“From what I feel and… how I saw her, the last time I saw her, it had to be that particular day… It had to be that one, because that’s all it takes… One hit, you know, and… it could definitely take your life away from you,” Bobby Brown said.
“And – unfortunately – that was it.”
Bobby Brown has spoken out for the first time since Whitney Houston’s death in an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show
Many fans blamed Whitney Houston’s early descent into drug addiction on her relationship with Bobby Brown, and the singer said those thoughts are still upsetting.
“It makes me feel terrible. But… I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time lookin’ through the bubble – they would know how we felt about each other, they would know how happy we were together… And the reality show gave us a wakeup, because… we looked at the bubble and saw ourselves,” the singer said, referring to Being Bobby Brown.
“We [were] able to see what other people were saying about us… We [were] able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
Pushed more by Matt Lauer over the rumor, Bobby Brown said: “No, that’s not true. I didn’t get high before I met Whitney.”
“I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all,” he added.
Asked if drugs were a part of Whitney Houston’s life before their relationship, Bobby Brown claimed that they were.
“It’s just – it’s just unexplainable – how one could, you know, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone,” he said.
“And it’s not revisionist history? It’s not a chance of, after the fact, setting the record straight in Bobby Brown’s way?” matt Lauer asked.
“No. I can honestly say that I love that woman with everything that I am… And I believe she loved me the same way,” he replied.
“We wouldn’t have been able to make the most beautiful girl in the world without love. And that’s the truth.”
Bobby Brown has been widely derided by many fans being responsible for introducing Whitney Houston to the drugs which played a part in her untimely death.
Now, Bobby Brown has hit back at the claims in his first interview since the singer passed away back in February.
“I didn’t get high [on narcotics] before I met Whitney,” Bobby Brown tells The Today Show’s Matt Lauer.
“I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn’t the one that got Whitney on drugs at all.”
Bobby Brown, 43, says drugs were a part of Whitney Houston’s life “way way before” they got together.
Bobby Brown says he was not the one who got Whitney Houston addicted to drugs, in a new interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown married in 1993 and had daughter Bobbi Kristina, now 19-years-old, before divorcing in 2007.
Bobby Brown adds: “It’s just unexplainable how one could, [say that I] got her addicted to drugs. I’m not the reason she’s gone.”
In the candid sit-down interview which will air in the U.S. this Wednesday, Bobby Brown, who says he is “very much clean and sober’ from narcotics,” tells host Matt Lauer that he was “hurt” when he heard the news of Whitney Houston’s death at just 48-years-old.
“I was hurt because me being off of narcotics for the last seven years, I felt that she was… I didn’t know she was struggling with it still,” says Bobby Brown, who looks studious in a pink sweater over a checked shirt.
“But at the same time, listen, it’s a hard fight. It’s a hard fight to maintain sobriety that way.”
Matt Lauer then presses home the media speculation to Bobby Brown, saying: “If I heard it once, I heard it a hundred times, and I know you heard it too. Fans, people who say they were close to Whitney, say her life went downhill when she met Bobby Brown. How does it make you feel when you hear it?”
“It makes me feel terrible,” Bobby Brown responds.
“But I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time looking through the bubble, they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together.”
Bobby Brown also recalls the last time he saw Whitney Houston – about a week before she died.
“She had this glow about her that was just incredible,” he says.
“I’m saying to myself, <<She must be doing really well>>, because she looked really well. She looked like she was in a good place.”
Whitney Houston was found dead in Beverly Hilton Hotel bathtub on February 11 from what authorities called accidental drowning brought on by cocaine use and heart disease. White powder and drug paraphernalia were found in the bathroom where she died.
The second part of Bobby Brown’s interview with Matt Lauer airs on Thursday on U.S. network NBC and features interviews with three of the singer’s children Landon, Bobby Jr., and La’Princia – and his fiancée, Alicia Etheridge.
It has not been smooth sailing for Bobby Brown since Whitney Houston’s death.
He turned up for Whitney Houston’s funeral in New Jersey but left before the service started saying he felt unwanted and disrespected.
And six weeks after Whitney Houston died, Bobby Brown was arrested and charged in Los Angeles with DUI and driving on a suspended license. Brown has pleaded not guilty.
Carrie Fisher unveiled her new 8 size figure after losing 50 lb at 54 this morning at the NBC’s Today Show.
Carrie Fisher, the Star Wars actress, 54, has shown off her slimline new look after losing of 50 lbs during an appearance on the Today Show.
Carrie Fisher, former Princess Lea of Star Wars, appeared in a black pantsuit and a cleavage-baring pink top. [googlead tip=”vertical_mare” aliniat=”dreapta”]
The Star Wars actress said she lost 50 pounds in 9 months since becoming the face of diet company, Jenny Craig.
- Carrie Fisher lost 50 lb in nine months.
Carrie Fisher said she topped the scale at 180 lbs
When Carrie Fisher announced last January the deal with Jenny Craig and weight loss goals, she explained:
“I’m pretty fearless, but my scale is frightening. So I would go to the doctor and I would stand not facing it. That’s an adult! I have a child. So that’s something I’d like to not do anymore, be frightened of the scale.”
During her Today Show appearance, she told Ann Curry:
“I couldn’t leave the house to go bra shopping. I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes.” [googlead tip=”lista_medie” aliniat=”stanga”]
[googlead tip=”patrat_mediu” aliniat=”stanga”] Carrie Fisher had joked about trying on her iconic gold metal bikini she wore as Princess Lea in Return of the Jedi in 1977.
“I want to get back in it and walk around the house like an idiot.”
“You know, answer the doorbell, [and say], <<What, this old thing? I’m just wearing my home style metal bikini>>.”
“I’ll come out with a line of metal bikinis for women over 40.”
But she said women above the age of 50 should not ever go sleeveless.
“I’m still probably not gonna wear a lot of sleeveless things. I lost 50 pounds. The Jenny Craig food is good….It tastes like you’re cheating!”
While Carrie didn’t say anything about her rejuvenated features, she was certainly forthcoming about her decision to lose weight.
Carrie Fisher, who is now a size 8, told the Today Show:
“I couldn’t look in the mirror. I saw pictures of myself where I didn’t look like myself.
I thought I was getting old. It turns out [I] was mostly getting fat.”
Now, Carrie Fisher, 54, is feeling more confident than ever, and is even ready to find love again.
“I’m putting myself on the market,” she told America’s People during an interview in the latest magazine’s issue.
“I’m ready to date again; this is my announcement.”
Carrie Fisher relations include Blues Brothers co-star Dan Aykroyd, singer-songwriter Paul Simon and casting agent Bryan Lourd, with whom she has a 19-year-old daughter, Billie.
At one moment in time, Carrie topped the scales at 180 lbs, she has said in the past.
To achieve her actual body, she reduced her intake to 1,500 calories per day.
Her favourite snacks include Skinny Cow Cookies ‘n Cream ice cream and Kozy Shack rice pudding.
Carrie Fisher also embarked on a fitness regime, doing 40-45 minutes of cardio 5 times a week.
“I’m not in love with the treadmill,” Carrie Fisher said.
“We’re in a truce situation. But I really like elliptical because I can read.”