Bobby Brown Says Whitney Houston Was On Drugs Long Before They Met

Bobby Brown Sits Down with Matt Lauer

Sometime bad boy Bobby Brown is hurt by the accusations that he led Whitney Houston down the wayward path of drug use. Brown sat down with Today’s Matt Lauer for his first interview since Whitney’s death, airing in two parts beginning on Wednesday (April 2). For seven years, Brown says he has been clean of any narcotics (good for you, B!), and he hoped his ex-wife of 15 years was on a similar path of sobriety. He tells Lauer that when he saw his Houston a week before she passed, “[She] had this glow about her that was just, you know, incredible. I’m saying to myself, you know, ‘She must be … she must be doing really well,’ because she looked really well,” reports TodayEntertainment. When the 43-year-old R&B singer was asked about how he feels about all the people who blame him for Houston’s addiction, he said, “It makes me feel terrible. But you know, 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.”

Fortunately for the pair, their wake-up call came after viewing their disastrous short-lived reality show Being Bobby Brown. In Houston’s 2009 interview with Oprah, Houston alluded to only doing the show for her then-husband, so he could have something of his own. Following in the shadows of The Voice was no easy feat. According to Brown, after the couple finally saw the show, they realized how detrimental the drugs were to their relationship. “We looked at the bubble and saw ourselves. We was able to see what other people were saying about us, you know? We was able to see that our drug use had affected our relationship, had affected the love that we felt for each other.”
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Christie Brinkley Cries Over Hostile Ex. Oh, And Because Matt Lauer Is A Jerk.

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Christie Brinkley might be embroiled in a long-standing feud with ex-husband Peter Cook, but it was an interview with Today‘s Matt Lauer that had the model and actress breaking down on camera this morning. “It just doesn’t seem like you guys can get over this,” Lauer opined, pressing Brinkley on her decision to air the details of their messy divorce and on-going custody battle. “Is turn-about fair play? Some would say just turn the other cheek.” Matt also informs Brinkley that her ex claims she “castrated him in public,” which we really, really hope is some kind of awful metaphor.

On one hand, come on! This is the Today show; Christie should be promoting her turn in the upcoming production of Chicago, not be made to weep openly. “He says one of the reasons all this is coming up now is that you want to promote your role on Broadway,” Lauer declares, later adding, “There are two sides to every story.” Just a reminder, Matt: you aren’t grilling Kim Jung-un about his divorce! On the other hand…Brinkley must have known the interview would delve into even the most embarrassing details of her personal life. “I just want peace for my family,” she says, before getting choked up. Either way, this is not the kind of thing we want to watch while enjoying our first cup of coffee. Crying and drinking hot java is a dangerous game, people.