Obtaining an exclusive interview from a source close to Rihanna, Hollywood Life learned that the singer became sentimental while watching the music video for the Houston and Brown duet, “Something In Common.”
“Their relationship is like the early Whitney and Bobby days,” said the source.
“Ri was watching Bobby and Whitney’s “Something In Common” video the other day and said ‘This is just like Chris and me. For real though, that’s the type of fun we having right now. I love Whitney. She was my girl. Can’t nobody do it better than her.’”
According to the source, Rihanna is huge Whitney Houston fan, and obvious especially relates to that particular song.
“She loves that old Whitney jam and knows that she and Chris have so much in common that just bonds them. They get each other just like Bobby and Whitney. You could see it’s like real love with she and Chris – like ain’t no bullshi**ng. The s**t is magical and it’s real.”
Houston and Brown’s similarly tumultuous relationship was clouded by rumors of infidelity, verbal abuse and drug use. The couple married in 1992, having one child together, Bobbi Kristina. They infamously starred the reality show “Being Bobby Brown” in 2004, and ultimately separated and divorced in 2007.
Houston died on Feb. 11 of a supposed accidental drowning. She was found to have cocaine in her system at the time of her death. A toxicology report later found drugs including Benadryl, Xanax, marijuana and Flexeril in her system.
Once thought of the quintessential “good girl,” many ultimately blame Brown for the singer’s downfall.
The younger couple’s relationship became infamous when news broke that Brown had brutally beaten Rihanna following a pre-Grammy party in 2009. Both have since been heavily publicized for their wild and brazen behavior.
Recent rumors suggest that the two of rekindled their relationship as they have been spending lots of time together and sharing their intimate photos via Twitter and Instagram.
Most recently, Brown posted a photo of himself and Rihanna on Instagram captioned, “What would music today sound like if [Rihanna and I] didn’t exist?”