Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown may have been divorced for years, but was the sparkle still there before she died? Well, according to an insider, the two were allegedly planning to rekindle their romance.
According to the National Enquirer, a source close to the former couple, Derrick Handspike, claims that Houston and Brown spent a passionate weekend together and were planning to tie the knot again.
“Bobby told me, ‘Whitney and me are getting married again.’ They were planning a small wedding, probably in Las Vegas with just the two of them and their daughter Krissi,” said Handspike.
Though the couple divorced in 2007, Brown allegedly told Handspike that the love between them never died.
“Bobby told me, ‘The world may have thought we were history, but the reality is we were never really apart. We’ve never stopped loving each other,’ ” claimed Handspike.
Though many believe that Brown was the cause for Houston’s downward spiral, Handspike also claims that Brown thought he could save Houston from her fatal drug addiction.
“I could have saved her!” Handspike said. “If I had been with Whitney, she never would have died in that hotel bathtub. I would have never left her alone!”
And despite Houston’s on-again off-again romance with Ray J, she and Brown were allegedly still in love.
“Their relationship had turned into more of a friendship,” Handspike said of Houston’s relationship with Ray J. “Bobby knew Whitney was still in love with him. Even Ray J knew nothing could break Bobby and Whitney’s tight bond.”
Handspike explains that the two reconnected after the death of Brown’s father in December. Though Brown was engaged to fiancée Alicia Etheridge, he spent the week after his father’s death in Atlanta with Houston and their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“Bobby and Whitney went to some of their favorite restaurants, reminisced about the good old days, and watched TV,” Derrick dished. “They slept together in Whitney’s bedroom, and talked about what kind of wedding they’d have. Bobby told me, ‘That week was the happiest I’ve been. Whitney and I got that old feeling back, and we were a family again.’”
However, Handspike alleges that Houston’s growing relationship with Brown was met with resistance from her family and that the criticism pushed Houston back into her addictions.
“Whitney’s erratic behavior returned, and she went on a booze and pill bender in the days leading up to her death,” claimed Handspike.