Confirmed Breaking News: Whitney
Houston Has Filed for Divorce
Whitney Houston Files for
09.13.2006, 04:08 PM
Whitney Houston has filed for
divorce from her husband Bobby Brown, her publicist told The Associated
Press on Wednesday.
Publicist Nancy Seltzer declined to reveal where or
when Houston filed the divorce papers, and said the singer had no statement
"I can just confirm that she has filed for
divorce," Seltzer said.
Houston and Brown, who wed in 1992, have had a
sometimes tumultuous marriage, and rumors of their break
up have surfaced often over the years. The couple are believed to
live in Alpharetta, Ga.
The couple have one child, a 13-year-old daughter ,
Houston, 43, had her greatest musical success in
the 1980s and '90s when she had several No. 1 records on Billboard's Hot 100
including the megahit "I Will Always Love You," from the 1992 film "The
Bodyguard," in which she also starred opposite Kevin Costner.
In recent years she's been an executive producer on
the popular Raven-Symone films "The Cheetah Girls" and "The Cheetah Girls
Her musician husband recently reunited with his old
soul group New Edition for a show at July's Essence Musical Festival. The
show got mixed reviews from the audience when Brown jumped suggestively
around the stage and made vulgar remarks about his sex life with Houston.
Brown, 37, has had a history of drug and alcohol
arrests and was sentenced to 90 days in jail in 2004 for missing three
months of child support payments for two other children.
He was arrested in March on minor motor-vehicle
violations dating back 14 years when he visited Webster, Mass., to watch one
of his children take part in a cheerleading tournament.
NEWSFILE: 13 SEPTEMBER 2006