Bobby Brown got candid with Robin Roberts before the release of his new book, “Every Little Step,” where he reveals for the first time the full story of his life; in particular with ex-wife, Whitney Houston.
Brown’s marriage to Houston was a natural headline grabber during the 1990s and early 2000s. From that union came a daughter, Bobbi Kristina who suffered an eerily similar demise as her mother.
His relationship with Bobbi became estranged after Whitney’s death in 2012; however, they were able to reconcile their differences on the Father’s Day before her passing.
He agonized over her plans to relocate to Los Angeles just two days before her drowning saying, “If I could get those two days back, my daughter would be here,” he said. “All I want is those two days back… I hate to say it but two days. If I had those two days back, I’d have went and got her instead of waiting for her to come to me. I’d have went and got her if I knew. She was to come out here to Los Angeles with me,” he cried.
That part of the interview was especially difficult to watch as I could feel his pain. No parent wants to bury a child as Brown said, “Telling my daughter it was okay to let go, was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done and I wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone.”
Some like Wendy Williams, felt the interview made Bobby look bad and that he didn’t take adequate blame for the perils of Whitney and Bobbi Kristina but I beg to differ.
We mustn’t lose compassion nor empathy for others, and as a former offender; I’m baffled by Wendy seemingly having none.
A man is the sum of his choices and this man has suffered! May he find comfort and strength in God’s grace and continue healing for his wife and children’s sake.
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