Whitney, Bobby Spend Christmas Apart...
Whitney, Bobby Spend Christmas Apart
Is it possible Whitney Houston has finally awakened? I am told that she and
husband Bobby Brown spent Christmas apart, and that they are if not
officially detached, certainly separated geographically.
Houston is now installed at her Mendham, N.J., estate, surrounded by friends
and family. Brown is presumably in Atlanta, where he will be arraigned next
week in the domestic abuse case Houston instigated against him two weeks
The couple's 11-year marriage has always had its ups and downs, beginning
with Brown fathering another child simultaneous to conceiving his daughter
Bobbi Kristina with Houston.
That might have been a clue to most women, but Houston signed up for a
decade-long run that has seen her career nosedive. At the same time, Brown
has had several brushes with the law and more than one incarceration.
A year ago, the whole mess came to a head when the pair appeared on TV with
Diane Sawyer. Houston admitted to taking drugs, while Brown appeared
Two weeks ago, Houston called suburban Atlanta police and said Brown had hit
her. When cops arrived, Brown was gone. That was on a Sunday. Two days
later, Houston reiterated her statement to the police, I am told, after
Brown threatened her over the phone. Nevertheless, Houston arrived at the
police station the following day to pick Brown up. As I reported then, she
was singing, "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman" to anyone who would
Is this the end of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown? One can only dream that
this very dysfunctional relationship is close to being over, and that
Houston will find her way back to a normal life. But unfortunately, you can
never count this couple out.
30 DECEMBER 2003