For the first time since Whitney Houston's death, we're hearing her ex-husband Bobby Brown speak out in his own words. His response to being blamed for figuratively killing Whitney and how his current fiancee feels about their past love, inside...
In part 1 of this morning's Matt Lauer interview with Bobby Brown (above), the singer spoke out in response to those who blame him for introducing his ex-wife Whitney Houston to drugs.
Bobby maintained that he didn't even do drugs before meeting Whitney (aside from weed and alcohol) and when he was introduced to it in their relationship, his addictive personality allowed for things to get out of control.
Matt asked Bobby what he could have done differently when he saw Whitney spiraling out of control, and Bobby responded:
"I coulda done something different, you know to -- ensure that she had a longer life. But ... you have to want it, you know?"
He said they were so in love and so deep into their addiction that the first season fo "Being Bobby Brown" was a wake up call. Their drug use was affecting their relationship and their daughter. And they saw just how they looked int he public eye. Whitney refused to do another season, and the couple also filed for divorce the following year in 2006.
Bobby says he had so much love for her and never would want to hurt her:
"My fiancee knows how I felt about that woman," Brown said. "My kids know how I feel ... how I felt about Whitney. It's not a secret, you know? I was in love with her deeply."
Bobby revealed he found out that Whitney died from his New Edition groupmate Ralph Tresvant while they were on stage.
Part 2 will air tomorrow morning.