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Entertainment New Book Claims Eddie Murphy Tried to Stop Whitney Houston from Marrying Bobby Brown on Wedding Day

05:20  07 november  2019
05:20  07 november  2019 Source:   people.com

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Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown ; Eddie Murphy . Still, on the morning of her July 18, 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown , Houston got a surprising call from the Murphy . “[That day ] Eddie Murphy called to say she was making a mistake,” Crawford writes, “but she pressed ahead.”

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In a powerful new memoir, A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston, the singer’s closest friend Robyn Crawford shares intimate memories of the woman she knew and loved for over three decades.

In her book, exclusively excerpted in this week’s PEOPLE, Crawford shares the story of what it was like to be by Whitney Houston‘s side as she became a superstar. Along the way, she also tells the story of how Houston became infatuated with another superstar: Eddie Murphy.

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According to Riley, Brown 's career could have benefitted if he continued to present himself to the During an interview with The Breakfast Club, he revealed that he had tried to sway the New "I was the one who tried to talk him out of having a wedding . I don't dislike Whitney , she's a beautiful person.

Performers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were the darlings of the recording industry when they married in 1992. By the time of their divorce in 2007 They were soon dating , with Houston turning down Brown ’s first marriage proposal, according to Rolling Stone, claiming “it was not in my plans.”

Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Eddie Murphy are posing for a picture: New Book Claims Eddie Murphy Tried to Stop Whitney Houston from Marrying Bobby Brown on Wedding Day © Provided by Meredith Corporation New Book Claims Eddie Murphy Tried to Stop Whitney Houston from Marrying Bobby Brown on Wedding Day

Even while being pursued by Bobby Brown in 1989, Crawford writes, “She was more interested in Eddie Murphy, but he was elusive.” Her friend, she says, “lost herself” in the pursuit of the comedian.

In the book, Crawford poignantly describes the scene one night as Houston prepared the dinner table for Murphy, who was scheduled to visit her at her New Jersey mansion.

New Book Claims Eddie Murphy Tried to Stop Whitney Houston from Marrying Bobby Brown on Wedding Day New Book Claims Eddie Murphy Tried to Stop Whitney Houston from Marrying Bobby Brown on Wedding Day

“One day when Eddie was supposed to come for dinner, I caught a glimpse of Whitney,” writes Crawford. “She was wearing a black dress and low-heeled slingbacks. For a moment, I thought ‘Boy, I wish she was doing that for me.'”

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Brown said the first time he saw Whitney do hard drugs was on their wedding day and they both struggled with drug addiction.

Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992, at her home in New Jersey. She was dating Eddie Murphy when they met. I guess Whitney found someone better for party-all-the-time He was the only one really trying to get her off drugs if they had stay

But, as she recounts in her book, by then, their romantic relationship had been over for several years. As Crawford says, Murphy “never showed up that night,” a rejection which left Houston devastated.

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Still, on the morning of her July 18, 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, Houston got a surprising call from the Murphy.

“[That day] Eddie Murphy called to say she was making a mistake,” Crawford writes, “but she pressed ahead.”

a close up of a sign: A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston.  © Provided by Meredith Corporation A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston.

The years that followed with Bobby Brown were troubling as Houston became more and more isolated.

Throughout her often troubled relationships with men, Crawford always remained Houston’s most loyal and steadfast protector.

(Original Caption) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown arrive at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images) (Original Caption) Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown arrive at the Shrine Auditorium. (Photo by Siemoneit/Sygma via Getty Images)

She hopes the book will remind people what a big hearted and generous friend she was.

“I have a lot of beautiful, wonderful, exciting, adventurous, loving, caring memories of Whitney,” she says. “Whitney was a beautiful friend, the friend that I prayed for.”

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