Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, who was set to perform at a concert in Mississippi, was in tears as he took the stage just hours after news broke about the death of his ex-wife.
The 43-year-old RnB singer was in tears as he took the stage, shouting, "I love you, Whitney," as he blew kisses to the sky, the Daily Mail reported.
According to Us Weekly, Brown broke down during his performance of the ballad Tenderoni and asked the audience to sing along. Meantime, a source told the same publication that Brown "wanted to tell everyone about it before it hit the news. He didn't want any of us to hear about it on television."
Their tumultuous marriage lasted 14 years before their divorce was finalized in 2007. Whitney has admitted to taking cocaine and marijuana with Brown during their time together. She was quoted saying, "He was my drug," in reference to her marriage with Brown.
The two have an 18-year-old daughter together, Bobbi Kristina.
Houston on marriage with Brown: "He was my drug." (Photo: eonline.com)
Just last week, the three were seen together having dinner despite a rocky relationship, the Daily Mail reported.
Whitney Houston is the daughter of gospel singer Cissy Houston and cousin of singer Dionne Warwick. She catapulted to stardom with a string of smash hits in the 1980s and the 1990s, including "The Greatest Love of All," "I Will Always Love You," "Run to You," and "I'm Every Woman." She crossed over to acting, starring in The Bodyguard, alongside Kevin Costner, and Waiting to Exhale. The soundtrack of the latter won Album of the Year at the Grammys in 1994 featuring the song "I Will Always Love You." She has 6 Grammys and 2 Emmys to her name.
Sources: The Daily Mail, Us Weekly
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