Princess Diaries 2 Premiere...
Whitney's Rare Post Rehab Appearance
August 7, 2004
WHITNEY HOUSTON, BOBBY BROWN and their daughter, BOBBI KRISTINA, made it a
family affair Saturday at Disneyland for the premiere of 'Princess Diaries
2: The Royal Engagement,' which she co-produced. It was a rare public
appearance for the superstar, who in March of this year entered rehab of her
ET host MARK STEINES was on-hand to catch up with Whitney, who had just
flown in from China where she performed three concerts. The pop diva told
him that she was feeling good, and that no matter what the press says, she
doesn't expect anything to come between her and Bobby, and that they will be
together "for the long haul."
She attributes their longevity to "God" and "family." "You have support of
family, people who love you, you can make it," she said. "You can do it."
It has been a tumultuous few years for Whitney and Bobby, her husband of
nearly 14 years, who has been arrested several times. Last December, he was
taken into custody on suspicion of battery after an argument left her
In 2002, Whitney admitted to ABC's DIANE SAWYER that she has used alcohol,
marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs at different points during her
career. She faced a drug possession charge in January 2000 after marijuana
was allegedly found in her handbag at the airport in Hawaii. The charge was
"Everybody has their time," the top diva told ET. "You know, if you had all
good times, you can't appreciate them." "There's got to be something that
goes wrong to make it right again," Bobby agreed.
Everything seemed right at the premiere of 'Diaries,' which catches up with
teen princess ANNE HATHAWAY as she prepares to accept the throne of the
fictional land of Genovia. Whitney co-produced the movie and says she had
plenty of training as a "princess" growing up.
"I'm a queen now," she joked. "I'm not a princess anymore."
The movie opens Wednesday, August 11. For the very latest on Whitney, watch
View Video Clip of Whitney Houston Talking To Mark Steines (ET).
NEWSFILE: 7 AUGUST 2004