Bobby Brown sat down with Matt Lauer of the “Today” show to address a number of lingering questions regarding his relationship with ex-wife Whitney Houston. In his first televised interview since her death in February, and he says he still misses her greatly.
“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 everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way.”
Regarding allegations that he introduced Houston to drugs, Brown says he never used hard drugs before meeting the songstress, 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.”
He does have some regrets, wondering to Lauer whether “I could’ve done something different, you know, to ensure that she had a longer life. But you have to want it, you know?”