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Bobby Brown on Whitney: "I'm not the reason she's gone"

The ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, has given his first interview since her death and stressed that he isn't to be blamed for her untimely passing.

Speaking exclusively to America's Today show, Brown explained that he wishes the public could have known how genuinely happy they had been together as a couple and that he wasn't the reason she became tangled up with the drug scene:

"It makes me feel terrible. But you know, I know differently. I think if anyone ever knew us, if anybody ever spent time around us instead of time lookin' through the bubble, they would know how we felt about each other. They would know how happy we were together."

"It's just... it's just unexplainable how one could, you know, (say that I) got her addicted to drugs. I'm not the reason she's gone."

"I didn't get high (on narcotics) before I met Whitney. I smoked weed, I drank the beer, but no, I wasn't the one that got Whitney on drugs at all."




He also revealed that after seeing her just days before her death in February he thought she looked fantastic and seemed really healthy: "(She) had this glow about her that was just incredible. I'm saying to myself, 'She must be doing really well,' because she looked really well."

The full interview will air in the USA on Wednesday, May 2 and you can watch Brown perform with New Edition just hours after leaving Houston's funeral below: