Fairy Tale Without Happy End: Personal Tragedies In Whitney Houston's Life

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August 23, 2018 17:11 By Fabiosa

Whitney Houston will forever remain in our memories and associations of the romantic mood. Her performances gathered millions of fans. The legendary singer received prestigious awards, was gorgeous, rich, and surrounded by the beloved people. One of the most commercially successful celebrities was cheerful in public but suffered a lot when no one saw her. On August 9, 2018, she could have turned 55.

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Since the early childhood, the New Jersey teenager knew she would sooner or later become a singer. Houston's mother, Sissi, and her godmother, Aretha Franklin, had immaculate voices, which meant it was just a matter of time for Whitney to hit the stage. As a child, Houston sang in a church choir, and soon began to perform in clubs. In one of them, the 20-year-old beauty met Clive Davis. She signed her first contract with the legendary record producer. Her debut album, released in 1985, was her first big victory. People started talking about her as the owner of a unique voice, and one of the most promising performers.

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In 1992, Houston made her film debut in The Bodyguard. Even though the movie was met with criticism, its soundtrack, I Will Always Love You, became a timeless hit. By that time, Whitney had been living with Bobby Brown for almost three years. The couple gained infamous popularity as they both abused alcohol, as well as various drugs.

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Numerous rich and famous men were ready for anything just to help her cope with a huge number of complexes. However, she chose an unreliable man with a scandalous reputation. The couple got officially married in 1992. After that, Whitney and Bobby often became tabloid heroes because of their rampant lifestyle and problems with the law. A year later, the couple welcomed a daughter. Luckily, despite her parents’ awful predilections, she was born completely healthy.

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As reported by people close to Houston, problems in marriage with Brown could arise because of her growing popularity. The young man began to humiliate and insult his wife. First, he did it privately and soon, started beating her even in public.

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The only one who tried to save Houston was her real bodyguard, David Roberts. He repeatedly asked the actress to change her life. Unfortunately, he was eventually fired. Houston remained defenseless against those to whom she earned money.

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Whitney filed for divorce in 2006, as she was tired of Bobby’s betrayals. She received the right of sole custody of her daughter. Moreover, Whitney finally decided to take care of her health. The singer visited various rehabilitation centers, but nothing helped. During the last two years before her death, Houston continued lying about her recovery, until on February 11, 2012, the world found out the truth.

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Bobbi Kristina had seen both parents under the influence of drugs and alcohol throughout her entire childhood, so she considered this way of life absolutely normal. She looked after her mother and father, witnessed their arguments, and eventually, became addicted to the things her parents abused. Shortly after her mother’s death, 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina announced her decision to marry a childhood friend, Nick Gordon. Three years later, she was found unconscious after an overdose. She spent six months in an induced coma and then, she was disconnected from the life support.

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Whitney Houston’s secrets, in particular, her love towards women, childhood violence, and the internal struggle between the scenic image and personality, made a huge impact on the singer’s early death. She could be happy, but her star faded due to a single mistake.

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