In an interview that aired this morning on NBC’s TODAY, Bobby Brown told host Matt Lauer that he still loves and misses his ex-wife Whitney Houston “deeply.”
Brown added that he does have some regrets about his relationship with Whitney, wondering to Lauer whether “I coulda done something different, you know to — ensure that she had a longer life. But … you have to want it, you know?”
Bobby also took issue with the public’s perception that he and Whitney had a troubled relationship.
“Our relationship was great,” he said. “I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman.” And it’s not just his revisionist history, he insisted: “I can honestly say that — I love that woman with — with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way.”
Although they loved each other, the couple’s battle with drug addiction was well known.
Brown says he never used hard drugs before meeting Houston, and said that she had used drugs before they were involved. “I worried about it when … we first got together until I tried it,” he said. “And when I tried it, for some reason, I have an addictive personality.”
“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.”