A lot of people are trying to cash in on the death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown appears to be one of them. Whitney’s ex-husband tried unsuccessfully to shop around a tell-all book about his life with the star four years ago, but given the interest in her following her passing, some say Bobby thinks the opportunity for the book is ripe.
“Back in 2008, the interest in a book on Whitney Houston wasn’t that great,” a major publisher told The Huffington Post. “Whitney had fallen off the radar back then … but now, following her tragic death, the market has changed. Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney.”
Even if Bobby does plan to go ahead with the idea again, a confidentiality agreement he signed after the couple’s divorce was finalized could halt his plans. But friends of Whitney’s say Bobby will stop at nothing to earn a few dollars.
“This is a man who left his ex-wife’s funeral because he didn’t like his seats and went to a paying gig that night,” a friend told the Post. “He didn’t get on stage that night because he needed to sing his greatest hits or because Whitney would have wanted him to entertain his fans, he did it to get a paycheck — the same reason he now wants to write a tell-all book.”
But Phaedra Parks, who was Bobby’s former attorney, believes he wouldn’t do anything that could hurt Bobbi Kristina, which this book likely would.
“Bobby loves all his children,” she said. “He would do anything to protect all his children.”
I definitely wouldn’t put it past him, but in the interest of his daughter it’s probably best he doesn’t pursue this.
Would you buy Bobby’s tell-all if it was published?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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