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Whitney Houston says mom saved her from drugs



Tbd-whitneyhouston091509 In an interview that aired Monday, Whitney Houston told Oprah Winfrey that her marriage to Bobby Brown was a big mistake, and that her mom had to intervene to save her life. So we're guessing there's no Being Bobby Brown reunion in the works.

"He was my drug; I didn't do anything without him," Whitney said of her ex-husband of 15 years, whom she divorced in 2007. She admitted snorting a lot of coke and smoking a lot of weed, which was obvious to anyone who had see the couple since, oh, 1998 or so.

Thank goodness for mom Cissy Houston, who showed up one day with a court injunction and some cops to take her daughter to rehab.

"She said, 'I'm not losing you to the world. I'm not losing you to Satan. ... I want my daughter back,' " Whitney told Oprah, adding that Bobby had been emotionally but not physically abusive throughout the marriage, although he once spat on and slapped her at a birthday party. "She said 'either you do it my way or we'll go on TV and (say) you're gonna retire."

What made it harsh was that Brown was there when she said it: "She said, 'If you move, Bobby, they're gonna take you down. Don't you make one move.' And he stood there like -- he was scared."

Well, when Whitney's mama tells you to do something, you'd obviously better listen. Just look at the results.

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:56am]


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