Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicOther - Entertainment · 1 decade ago

What happened to Bobby and Whitney after all these years ?


Were they tired of fighting over the crackpipe or what ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    When Bobby Met Whitney... The Timeline


    August 9: Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in East Orange, N.J. She’s the daughter of gospel singer Emily “Cissy” Houston and her manager, John Houston—and cousin of Dionne Warwick. While her mom performs on the road, her father stays home to care for her. “He changed diapers, cooked, did my hair, and dressed me,” she said, “all the while providing mom with advice and answers.”


    February 5: Robert Brown is born in Boston. He’s the son of schoolteacher Carole Brown and construction worker Herbert “Pops” Brown.


    Three-year old Bobby dances onstage with James Brown. “I just strutted around to the music,” he said. “Ever since, I liked being onstage.”


    Eleven-year-old Whitney “Nippy” Houston sings “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah” at her mother’s New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J. “When I finished,” she said, “everyone clapped and started crying.”


    Bobby joins with four older friends from the Orchard Park projects to form New Edition, singing and dancing at local talent shows.

    Whitney begins making nightclub appearances with her mother in Manhattan.

    Whitney works as a model, appearing on the covers of Seventeen and Glamour. She later described her look as “young, kind of innocent, but sexy.”


    August 20: A dispute over a bicycle leads to stabbing death of Bobby’s friend James “Jimbo” Flint, 15, to whom the Don’t Be Cruel (MCA, 1988) album would be dedicated. He resolves to get out of the projects by all means necessary.


    Bobby drops out of Dearborn Middle School to go on the road with New Edition, under the guidance of manager/producer Maurice Starr. The artist supplements his income by battling local street dancers for cash after shows.

    Music impresario Clive Davis sees Whitney singing live and quickly signs her to a recording contract.


    December 5: On the strength of the Top 10 single “Cool It Now,” New Edition’s eponymous major-label debut LP goes gold. Bobby is 15; Michael Bivins and Ralph Tresvant are 16; Ronnie DeVoe and Ricky Bell are 17.


    Bobby’s first child, Landon, is born to Melika Williams.

    Valentine’s Day: Whitney’s debut, Whitney Houston (Arista), is released. Two months later, she appears on the Merv Griffin Show in her first nationally televised performance.

    October: “Saving All My Love for You” hits No. 1 on Billboard’s pop charts, which was to prove the beginning of an unprecedented run of seven straight No. 1 singles in the United States. Whitney Houston’s self-titled album becomes the best-selling female debut in history. She is 22.


    Bobby leaves New Edition because of financial dramas and creative differences. “All I got out of New Edition was $500 and a VCR,” he said. Johnny Gill replaces him two years later.

    Whitney’s album continues to break sales records and becomes the top-selling album of the year, ahead of Madonna’s True Blue (Sire).

    Bobby’s solo debut, King of Stage< (MCA), sparks the number one R&B single “Girlfriend.”


    January 26: Whitney wins five American Music Awards.

    Bobby headlines a tour with Club Nouveau and Ready for the World.

    Whitney’s sophomore album, Whitney, becomes the first female album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” becomes the best-selling single of the year in America. Years later, she admits that she “hated” the hair and clothes in the video.


    March: Whitney wins the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female, for “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

    April: “Where Do Broken Hearts Go” hits the number one spot on the pop charts, her seventh chart-topping single in a row.

    June: Whitney performs in London with Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, and Peter Gabriel at Freedom Fest, organized by Artists Against Apartheid. Ahmed Kathrada, the youngest ANC rebel jailed with Nelson Mandela, releases a statement saying, “What I wouldn’t give just to listen to Whitney Houston! She has long been my favorite.”

    Summer: Whitney contributes the song “One Moment in Time” to an album about the Olympic Games featuring the Four Tops, the Bee Gees, and Kashif. The song hits No. 5 on pop charts.




    Comment January 25: Bobby is arrested for dirty dancing during intermission in a sold-out concert in Columbus, Ga. He pays a $600 fine and returns to finish the show.

    April 12: Whitney and Bobby meet at the Soul Train Music Awards.

    On the strength of the No. 1 single “My Prerogative,” Bobby’s sophomore album, Don’t Be Cruel, tops the charts. At 19, he is only the fourth teenager to reach the top spot, after Ricky Nelson, Stevie Wonder, and Tiffany. Bobby lands a role in Ghostbusters II (Columbia Pictures) and contributes a song to the film’s soundtrack. He buys a 16-room mansion near Atlanta.

    Whitney releases a duet with “Aunt Ree”—Aretha Franklin—and, returning to her gospel roots, goes on tour with the Winans as a backup singer.


    Bobby’s daughter LaPrincia is born to Kim Ward.

    October 30: I’m Your Baby Tonight, Whitney’s third album, drops. Davis enlisted producers Antonio “L.A.” Reid and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds to give the album a more R&B feel.

    New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe form Bell Biv DeVoe and release Poison (MCA). Ralph Tresvant debuts with his self-titled LP.


    Bobby Jr. born to Kim Ward.

    January 27: Whitney sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV. Her rendition was such a hit with television viewers, the song is released as a single.

    March: Whitney’s first-ever televised concert appears on HBO. Welcome Home Heroes is a tribute to troops returning from the Gulf War. Whitney performs for the troops, their families, and military and government dignitaries. Her version of “The Star Spangled Banner” rises to No. 20 on the Billboard charts.

    New Edition’s former manager, Maurice Starr, forms a similar group using five white boys. The group, called New Kids on the Block, launches the “boy band” phenomenon.


    July 18: Bobby marries Whitney at her estate in Mendham, N.J.

    October: Bobby’s third album, Bobby, goes platinum.

    November 25: Whitney becomes a bankable movie actress, starring opposite Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard (Warner Bros.). The film takes in more than $400 million worldwide. The soundtrack becomes the most successful ever and spawns the No. 1 single “I Will Always Love You.”

    December 29: With TLC and Mary J. Blige as opening acts, Bobby Brown goes on a world tour.


    January: Bobby defies warnings and is cited for dirty dancing again, this time in Augusta, Ga. “This show is for the people—not the cops,” he says.

    March 4: Whitney gives birth to Bobbi Kristina, the couple’s one and only child together.


    Her husband and baby frequently join Whitney onstage during her world tour.


    April 26: Bobby has a disagreement with a patron inside a nightclub at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. His assistants beat the man so badly that his ear is almost severed. Bobby is charged with felony aggravated assault and, while in custody, urinates in a police car. The assault charge carries a maximum penalty of fifteen years. Whitney is en route to Singapore at the time.

    August 18: Bobby is arrested in Los Angeles after allegedly kicking a hotel security guard in the back. He later pleads no contest.

    September 28: Bobby narrowly escapes injury when an unknown gunman opens fire outside a run-down Boston bar, killing his sister’s fiancé. Brown’s bullet-ridden Bentley was impounded as evidence. Bloodstains covered the dashboard and seats.

    December 22: Waiting to Exhale (20th Century Fox) hits theaters. Whitney plays Savannah Jackson alongside Angela Bassett, Loretta Devine, and Lela Rochon. The film and its soundtrack—featuring Whitney’s song “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)”—are runaway best sellers, although some critics complain about the film’s negative portrayal of black men.


    April 22: After police observed his red Mercedes accelerating and braking rapidly and weaving, Bobby is arrested in Atlanta for DUI. He later fails to appear in court to answer charges—a mistake that would come back to haunt him seven years later.

    August 17: After crashing a black Porsche Carrera leased to Whitney, Bobby breaks four ribs and a foot in Fort Lauderdale. Four months later, he’s charged with drunk driving, based on a medical report.

    November 8: Florida prosecutors drop assault charges after the Disney nightclub beating victim, Neil Kelly, settles a civil suit against Brown for an undisclosed sum.

    December 13: Whitney appears in a gentle romantic comedy, The Preacher’s Wife (Buena Vista), starring opposite Denzel Washington. The soundtrack, which gives Whitney a chance to revisit her gospel roots, becomes the biggest-selling gospel album of all time.

    December 19: Pregnant with her second child, Whitney suffers a miscarriage in New York.


    February: The New Edition reunion album, Home Again (1996), is certified double platinum, but the reunion quickly sours, and Brown misses several tour dates.

    November 2: ABC airs Cinderella (Buena Vista), produced by BrownHouse Productions, the company created by Whitney and producer Debra Chase. The musical stars Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney as the Fairy Godmother.

    November 4: Bobby’s fourth album, Forever, is released.

    Whitney pulls out of The Rosie O’Donnell Show (Warner Bros.) taping at the last minute.


    January 29: Convicted in Florida of drunk driving, Bobby is ordered to spend five days in jail and undergo drug and alcohol treatment. Both he and Whitney break down in tears when the verdict is read.

    June 23: Bobby allegedly slaps the buttocks of a woman in the pool of a Beverly Hills hotel. He’s charged with sexual battery. The case is later dropped due to a lack of evidence.

    September 28: Bobby shows up drunk to serve his five-day sentence. He reportedly admits to jailers that he used marijuana that day. Soon after his release, a judge orders him jailed again for violating his probation.

    November 17: Whitney releases My Love Is Your Love, and the title track, produced by Wyclef Jean, becomes a hit.


    April 13: Whitney shares the stage with Cher, Tina Turner, and Mary J. Blige at VH1 Divas Live 2 broadcast and steals the show. The special was, at the time, the highest rated telecast in VH1’s history.

    April 13: In a Fort Lauderdale courtroom, Bobby admits violating his twelve-month probation and thanks the judge for the punishment he handed down the previous year: “Putting me on probation and sending me to [drug and alcohol rehabilitation] saved my life.”

    Summer: Whitney cancels several concerts.

    Nov 1: The Bodyguard soundtrack is certified 17 times platinum.


    January 11: Whitney is stopped in a Hawaii airport after being caught with less than a half ounce of marijuana in her purse, but the charges are later dismissed.

    March 4: The Soul Train Music Awards names Whitney Female Artist of the Decade.

    March 26: One of the highlights of the 2000 Academy Awards was to be a medley of classic movie songs directed by Burt Bacharach and performed by Whitney, among others. But after a disastrous rehearsal, she is replaced. Her spokespeople cite throat problems as the reason for the pullout, while others speculate that she has a drug problem.

    May: Whitney honors Clive Davis at a twenty-fifth birthday bash for the label he founded, Arista, and after a brilliant performance, she’s joined onstage by Brown to sing the chorus of the rowdy rap hit “Who Dat,” made famous by JT Money. The couple seems defiantly happy in the face of bad publicity.

    June 12: Stemming from his 1996 Fort Lauderdale DUI conviction, Bobby is sentenced to seventy-five days in jail for violating his probation. When he’s released, comedian Chris Rock leads a group of protestors outside the jail. The protest is actually a gag being taped for Rock’s HBO comedy show.


    July 29: BrownHouse premieres the film The Princess Diaries.

    September 7: Whitney appears at a Michael Jackson tribute concert, and she’s so emaciated that, reportedly, even Michael tells her he’s concerned. Her spokespeople later claim she was so thin due to stress.

    November: Whitney’s 1991 version of “The Star Spangled Banner” is rereleased in the wake of the September 11 attacks and shoots to the top of the singles chart.


    September 12: Whitney’s father, John, 81, sues his daughter for $100 million he claims she owes him for salvaging her career following her drug arrest and helping her land a new $100 million recording contract with Arista. “You get your act together,” he says to her in a televised interview.

    November 7: Bobby is booked into an Atlanta jail for various traffic violations and possession of marijuana. He posts bond but is taken into custody for failure to appear in court to answer charges related to a 1996 drunk driving arrest.

    December 4: “My business is sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll,” Whitney explains to Diane Sawyer in a blockbuster interview on ABC’s Primetime Live. “I don’t like to think of myself as addicted,” she says. “I like to think...I had a bad habit, which can be broken.” In the same interview, Bobby admits to frequent marijuana use, insisting that it helps alleviate what he claims is bipolar disease.


    January 17: Bobby is sent to jail for failing to appear to answer his drunk driving charges in Atlanta from 1996.

    February 2: Whitney’s father dies. She chooses not to attend the funeral and instead pays her respects privately with an open casket.

    May: Bobby and Whitney travel to Israel. A Dateline NBC camera crew chronicles the couple’s experience. “Diva in the Desert,” a look at Whitney’s rise to fame and fall from it as well as a mocking account of the trip, airs in September.

    May 27: Bobby and Whitney meet Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at his Jerusalem residence.

    July 17: After Bobby fails to appear for community service, substance abuse counseling, and a random drug test, a warrant is issued for his arrest.

    August 15: Whitney’s production company releases the hit Disney Channel movie The Cheetah Girls, based on the novels by Deborah Gregory.

    August 22: Whitney Houston angrily confronts officers as Bobby is arrested (for violating his probation from his Atlanta drunk driving conviction) outside of the Atlantic Seafood Company in Alpharetta, Ga. Police would later say Whitney was upset. “She was yelling and screaming and pointing fingers at one of our officers,” said Sergeant Chris Lagerbloom.

    August 27: Bobby is sentenced to fourteen days. With five days already served, he will spend two more in DeKalb County Jail.

    August 29: In an Atlanta court, Bobby pleads no contest and pays $1,450 in fines for various traffic charges and possession of marijuana. Presiding Judge Calvin Graves praises Bobby as a good role model who has “a wonderful wife” and comes from a good family, despite his history of legal problems.

    December 7: After an argument in their home, Whitney calls 911. Upon arrival, officers discover a cut on her lip and a bruise on her cheek. Bobby has already left the house.


    February 27: Bobby is sentenced to sixty days in jail for various probation violations.

    March 15: For the first time, Whitney enters a rehabilitation program, but checks herself out five days later.

    March 22: Bobby is released from jail early only to appear in a Boston family court two days later on a child-support case. After spending the night in a jail, he is released after paying $63,500 in back child support to Kim Ward, the mother of his first three children. “I thought it was paid,” Brown tells reporters. He calls the matter a “misunderstanding.”

    April 30: Bobby and his mother, Carole, talk to Stone Phillips, of Dateline NBC, about his marriage and recent struggles with the law. “It’s time for daddy to go to work,” he says. “So, you know, it’s time for mommy to be at home.”

    August 7: The BrownHouse-produced The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (20th Century Fox) is released.

    July 11: Bobby returns from Europe, where he had been accompanying Whitney on tour, to Atlanta to post $2,000 bail on his battery charge for assaulting her, with only a few hours to spare.

    September: Britney Spears’s cover of Bobby’s Brown’s “My Prerogative” hits radio as the first single from her Greatest Hits: My Prerogative.


    March 23: Whitney enters a rehabilitation facility for the second time, completing the four-week inpatient program.

    June 30: The first episode of the Bravo reality series Being Bobby Brown premieres. The show gives viewers an inside look into the everyday life of Bobby, Whitney, and family. The network would later announce that more than 1.1 million total viewers tuned in to two back-to-back episodes, becoming, at the time, the highest rated Thursday program premiere in the twenty-five-year history of the network.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is a pity that Whitney Houston is not ok. She was one of the best voices in the eighties and now is not a good singer anymore.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Perhaps she tired of her crack highs with Bobby and decided to get herself a new crack partner.

  • 1 decade ago

    Uh, she put down the drugs and figured out that he was a money sucking leech with no career. *Crack Is Wack*!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    first of all he was not abusing her,and second of all they dont do drugs anymore,

    they prob got tired and just want to be friends

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Uh...drugs? I don't need to see the receipt to know that.

  • 1 decade ago

    She finally woke up.

  • Heidi
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    He was abusing her, for one thing.

  • 1 decade ago

    uhmmm................... maybe it was the crack cocaine.

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