Bobby Brown was the man at the center of Whitney Houston's life for 15 years. He married the beautiful songstress in 1992 after meeting at the Soul Train Awards in 1989. The couple divorced in 2007. Whitney Houston's downfall was blamed on their rocky relationship, which was riddled with drug use, domestic violence accusations and bizarre behavior, Now, that rocky relationship could land Brown a book deal.
Four years ago, Bobby Brown planned to sell a tell-all book about his life with Whitney Houston. Yet, at the time, Houston had fallen off the radar. Her career was at a standstill and interest in her had waned.
Now, things have changed. After the singer's untimely death Feb. 11, it seems as if Whitney Houston is in almost every headline.
Back in 2008, the interest in a book on Whitney Houston wasn't that great, a major publisher told The Huffington Post. Whitney had fallen off the radar back then ... but now, following her tragic death, the market has changed. Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney.
However, something does stand in Bobby Brown's way - a confidentiality agreement the bad boy signed when his divorce was finalized. A tell-all book would break this agreement and, more importantly, have an impact on their child, Bobbi Kristina, 18.
Bobby loves all his children, his former attorney, Phaedra Parks told The Huffington Post after Whitney died. He would do anything to protect all his children.
Others are not so sure.
This is a man who left his ex-wife's funeral because he didn't like his seats and went to a paying gig that night, a friend of Houston told The Huffington Post. He didn't get on stage that night because he needed to sing his greatest hits or because Whitney would have wanted him to entertain his fans, he did it to get a paycheck -- the same reason he now wants to write a tell-all book.
Bobby Brown has been soaking up attention since the death of Houston. He found out that his ex-wife had died while he was performing in Mississippi with his group New Edition. Brown broke down on stage and told the audience of 7,500: First of all, I want to tell you that I love you all. Second, I would like to say, 'I love you, Whitney.' The hardest thing for me to do is to come on this stage.
Brown made an appearance at Houston's funeral on Saturday in Newark, N.J. He shuffled out after a disputed occurred involving his entourage.
My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston, Brown later said in a statement. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continued to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina.
In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. ... I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how, the statement said.
Later, on Saturday night, Brown performed at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun Casino. On Monday night, he performed at Newark's New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The first thing he said to the audience was, Whitney, I love you.