She listened to the diva’s albums nonstop and watched The Bodyguard repeatedly.
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“Ray was grounded in what was entertainment and what was reality,” says a source.
“He was able to separate.” Their families had been close for some time.
Brandy, a breakout singing sensation of the 1990s (“I Wanna Be Down”), grew up worshiping Houston.
Echoing Brown's interview with The Today Show this week where he denied introducing Houston to drugs, Steffans says: 'Bob’s big thing was everyone blamed him for her downfall, but when he met her she was already using drugs. He told me, "What everybody saw wasn’t the real Whitney." He always said her private persona - which you saw on (reality show) Being Bobby Brown - was who she really was.'Her hairdresser Tiffanie Dixon remembers that night, telling Vanity Fair that Houston returned to the hotel where they both read the Bible together.
'Her glasses were broken but she read by holding the little single lens,' she says.
“Whitney told me she had known Ray since he was 10 years old,” Francis tells The Daily Beast. I think we should all respect that.” Francis wouldn’t discuss what happened that night, but she says Ray J is a pal of hers and they never dated.
Despite his reputation as a ladies’ man, Ray J still charmed Houston. He’s the 31-year-old star of VH1’s For the Love of Ray J, a dating show that was a cross between The Bachelor and Flavor of Love.
Born Whitney Elizabeth Houston on 9th August, 1963 in Newark, New Jersey, United States, she is famous for The Bodyguard in a career that spans 1977–2012.
In honor of a life gone too soon, we look back at Whitney's loves on her 50th birthday.
Today would have marked the late Whitney Houston's 50th birthday, and by now, you probably already know all the details about her highbrow relationship with Bobby Brown.
But their rocky romance eclipsed other details about Whit's love life.