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Whitney and Bobby

Whitney and Bobby

Date: Nov 20 2006

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Whitney Houston has long been one of the top-rated singers, releasing her debut album in 1985. Her success continued in the nineties with the fame of the hit I Will Always Love You from the movie The Bodyguard, which co-starred Kevin Costner.

In fact, she married Bobby Brown the same year that movie came out, in 1992. Lately, the couple has been in the tabloids, with rumors of drug abuse and even domestic violence. Last month, Whitney filed for divorce.

Listen as Amanda and Logan gossip about the latest Whitney and Bobby drama.

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Logan

Logan

Amanda

Amanda

Logan:  What’s the deal with Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston?

Amanda:  It’s crazy because they have… They’re probably one of the most dysfunctional, unhealthy couples that I know, but you know what? They learn to make it work that way. They made a… They learn to make wrong work.

Logan:  It’s seems like it. Every time I see her in the news, he looks a little bit out of it, but she looks like she just went through a washer and dryer. She is just done for.

Amanda:  Well the hard thing is they’ve both admitted to doing drugs. They enjoy it. They enjoy the party. And they’ve both admitted to being addicted to one another. And as she said she can’t stop making the sweet love. So, that’s why they haven’t separated until now. They couldn’t walk away. They were completely co-dependent.

Logan:  So they’re not getting divorced yet. They’re just away from each other.

Amanda:  She supposedly dropped the bomb and separated, but, you know, she’s admitted herself, she’s addicted to her Bobby.

Logan:  Don’t they have kids?

Amanda:  They have one child named Bobbi Kristina. She’s 13 or so.

Logan:  I feel really bad for that child.

Amanda:  I feel horrible for that child because her childhood has been horrible. It’s been a nightmare, a living nightmare.

 

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Discussion

Amanda says that Whitney and Bobby have a dysfunctional relationship, but that, in their own way, they love each other. She says they love to party and may even have drug addiction problems. She says they’re addicted to each other too.

Logan says that Whitney hasn’t been looking too good lately.

They both feel bad for Whitney and Bobby’s daughter for having to live through such drama.

Are you a Whitney Houston fan?

Do you know what the deal is with her marriage?

 

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NightlyOwl

NightlyOwl

Ukraine

All we are humans! All we have our own sins and errors. So, we can’t judge Whitney  for her sins and errors. We just can and must love her for  really amazing voice and great talant. And now we must be just grateful for her songs and be sad about her. Because her life has broken too early. 


Rest in peace dear Whitney!


05:32 PM Apr 07 2013 |

i love life

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

I will always love you , It was the most song amazing .


I hope to God mercy her now .


I feel sorry but what we can do , nothing when the death comes nobody could be able facing this the sad fate .


to All fans who was loving  her , My God give her calm now .

12:30 AM Feb 13 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Bittersweet memories that is all I am taking with me.So goodbye.Please dont cry.  Whitney Houston.

11:56 AM Feb 12 2012 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Whitey Houston, the morning news said you left this world for the best one. :,( 


I will miss you forever…........... The Kindom on the Heaven to you!


”......... and I will always love youuuuu…”


08:09 AM Feb 12 2012 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

Yes, I'm a fan of Whitney Houston, I have her CD albums, she got the best power voice once. But her voice getting worse lately as well as her performance. I feel so sorry for her. I don't know what the deal is with her marriage, they love each other but they don't know how to manage and maintain it.

04:31 AM Dec 08 2009 |

sundayy

China

be happy  have  a  nice  childhood !

 

01:01 AM Mar 12 2008 |

sundayy

China

how wonderful what they said

12:59 AM Mar 12 2008 |

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