Despite public opposition from the family of late singer Whitney Houston, actress and friend of the songstress Angela Bassett decided to move forward with the unauthorized biopic that recently ran on Lifetime; which largely focused on the complicated relationship between Houston and former husband Bobby Brown, whose marriage serves as the focal point of the film.
Said Bassett, “If you walk through life and your children walk through life and think it’s all about unicorns and rainbows, or sunsets and sunrises, or stars and cotton candy and are ignorant of pitfalls, then you can fall into one unaware.” She added, “We make choices that affect our future, she made choices that affected her life.”
Speaking candidly about the state of their union, following the film Bobby Brown sat down with Access Hollywood’s own Shaun Robinson to reveal his favorite memories and more during a recent special titled Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney Houston.
Regarding rumors of infidelity:
“There was infidelity on both sides. Both of us cheated on each other.”
In response to criticism from Cissy Houston:
“I’m sorry for how she feels about me. I am not a bad person. I loved your daughter tremendously. She was my heart, if there was anything more I could have done, trust me, I would’ve done it.”
Being served with divorce papers at a Chinese restaurant:
“I was hurt, I was basically mortified. I was like, ‘Wow, I did not see it coming. She got everything in the divorce.” He added, “Property, jewelry, cars…I left with my sobriety.”
On security snubbing his other children during the funeral:
“It was disrespectful. It was no fault of the family, it was security. So I just kissed the casket and me and my kids, we left.”
Revealing what he will remember the most:
“She has a long list of things she should be remembered for but for the most part, that voice. That voice and that heart.”
Check out the interview below: