Written by Ruth Manuel-Logan
Whitney Houston‘s body was just laid to rest this past Sunday, yet her ex, R&B singer Bobby Brown, looks to be using this tragedy as an opportunity to re-shop his tell-all book about their life together, according to the Huffington Post.
Apparently four years ago, Brown tried to shop around a book about his 15-year marriage to the legendary songstress, but there were no takers. At the time, Houston’s career was in limbo and interest in her had diminished.
Since the mega-performer passed away, though, there is a renewed fascination regarding all things Houston and a tell-all is sure to add fuel to the fire. A major publisher reportedly told the Huffington Post:
“…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.”
But not so fast, Bobby!
Brown signed a confidentiality clause, when he divorced Houston back in 2007, that could hamper any book dreams he may allegedly have. There is also the matter of the couple’s only child, Bobbi Kristina, and how a book such as this could affect her emotional state.
Famed Atlanta attorney to the stars, “Atlanta Housewives” reality star, and Brown’s former legal counsel Phaedra Parks told the Huffington Post, “Bobby loves all his children. He would do anything to protect all his children.”
There are those in Houston’s camp, though, who are not so sure that Brown would totally turn away an opportunity to cash in on the death of his former love.
“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 of Houston tells the Huffington 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.”
Brown, who seems to be hustling to make a dollar these days, isn’t as financially stable as he once was and the prospect of a tell-all could mean mega bucks. Will he trade in his nuptial secrets for a dollar? Will he take into consideration the impact that the book could have on his daughter, who is reportedly in a frail state after her mother’s death?