The family of Whitney Houston released the following official statement about her recent death.
“We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends. The Houston Family”
Houston was born in Newark and raised in East Orange, and while many have said she never forgot her Jersey roots, her Atlanta ties were just as long.
Whitney and ex-husband Bobby Brown shared a home in the city and Houston still owns a townhome located in Alpharetta (an Atlanta suburb).
In fact, rumor has it that Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina, 18, is said to have been living there off and on unsupervised.
The two cities were each close to Whitney’s heart and the family is reportedly torn over where she should be laid to rest… Continue Reading…
Bobby Brown was spotted at LAX late last night as he made his way to California from Nashville, TN. where New Edition performed the next stop of their tour.
Brown and his current wife fiance’, Alicia Etheridge, struggled through a hoard of hungry paparazzi and the emotional singer even got into a small shoving match with a cameraman before making it to their awaiting vehicle.
The “My Perogative” singer has reportedly left his reunion tour with New Edition and promptly flew to Los Angeles after his distraught daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was briefly hospitalized yesterday after the death of mother Whitney Houston at the age 48.
Brown took to the stage in Mississippi just moments after learning of his ex-wife’s untimely passing, performing about 10 songs with his group before breaking with emotion as the concert wound down.
It was during his performance of “Tenderoni,” that Brown’s voice cracked as he seemed to remember his ex-wife. He then waved to the fans and walked off stage. The show ended shortly afterward.
As news of Whitney Houston‘s tragic and sudden passing circulated online and off, Bobby Brown, Houston’s ex-husband and father of her only child, Bobbi Kristina, was understandably devastated by the news.
In a move that surprised many back then, Brown, known as a music industry “bad boy” and Houston, Clive Davis’ “Golden Child” were married in 1992 . The following year, the couple welcomed their daughter, Bobbi Kristina into the world.
After a tumultuous 15 year relationship, the two divorced in 2007.
According to on of Brown’s relatives, he immediately called family and friends upon hearing of Whitney Houston’s death.
“He wanted to tell everyone about it before it hit the news,” one of his relatives tells PEOPLE. “He didn’t want any of us to hear about it on television.”
As Brown spoke to family members, the shock of Houston’s sudden death turned to grief. “He could hardly get the words out when he called me,” says the relative. Continue Reading…
Bobby Brown and his New Edition brethren hit up DJ Cassidy’s 30th birthday bash in NYC last week (July 6, 2011).
The event was sponsored by Hennessy Black and while Johnny Gill may have admitted backstage during the 2011 Essence Festival he’s been praying over Bobby’s soul, it’s quite apparent that the “KING of R&B” isn’t ready to graduate from his 12 step program.
Exhibit A (Bobby’s still snatching wigs)….
Bobby Brown caused a ruckus at DJ Cassidy’s 30th birthday party on the USS Intrepid by pulling a waitress’s hair when she walked away from him as they were talking.
R&B bad-boy Brown got into a tangle with the catering staffer before he performed with his ’80s band New Edition at Cassidy’s celebrity-packed birthday bash onboard the aircraft carrier Wednesday night.