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Singer and actress Whitney Houston (C), with her husband, singer Bobby Brown (R) and their daughter Bobbi Kristina (L). Photo Credit: Reuters

In a candid confession with Matt Lauer of The Today Show, late singer Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown talked about his drug addiction and the relationship he shared with his ex-wife and kids post divorce.

In the first segment of the interview, Brown opened up for the first time publicly after Houston’s death nearly 2 months ago. The 43-year-old singer expressed how distraught he was on being seen as the culprit behind Whitney’s untimely death.

“I'm not the reason she's gone… I wasn't the one who got Whitney on drugs at all,” he exclaimed.

Brown even asserted that they were extremely happy with each other throughout their 14 years of marriage and maintained cordial terms even after splitting.

I can honestly say that I love that woman with everything that I am… and I believe she loved me the same way, Brown said.

In the later segment of the talk show, the singer spoke at length about his apprehensions for their 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

The former couple’s teenage daughter is known to have been struggling with drug-related issues ever since she was photographed snorting cocaine, last year.

Earlier this year after her mother’s demise, there were quite a lot of reports claiming Bobbi “has a drug problem.”

Brown said he will always be worried about the drug allegations surrounding his daughter, Daily Mail reported.

He, however, shunned the topic saying that presently there is no need to worry about drugs. “I know what she is actually doing. I think people are, you know, making assumptions of what my daughter is and how strong she is,” he said.

“People tend to want to control strong-willed people. And that's what I see. … I am her father. She talks to me about everything,” he added.

Recently, Bobbi was also photographed smoking-up, what appeared to be marijuana, from a bong.

Brown, who hasn’t been in touch with Houston’s family, said he tried to make contact and maintain cordial terms even after feeling disrespected at her funeral. Brown said that he is extremely saddened after Whitney’s unfortunate downfall, but isn't responsible for her death.

The extracts of the first part of the interview can be read here.