Bobby Brown Was Unaware of Whitney’s Final Struggle

Bobby Brown claims to have been unaware that his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, was struggling with substance abuse in the months leading up to her death.

In the latest portion of his Today Show interview with Matt Lauer, Brown admits fighting addiction issues is hard.

“She had this glow about her that was just incredible. I didn’t know she was struggling with it still but at the same time it’s a hard fight,” said Brown. “It’s a hard fight.”

As previously reported, Brown also said Whitney Houston had been using drugs before he was even in her life. He then went on to say “I’m not the reason she’s gone.”

Even still, some still blame him for her addiction issues.

“She had been exposed to drugs before Bobby. That is not to say Bobby did not have his impact on her. I think their relationship was very negative,” Allison Samuels of Newsweek/The Daily Beast said on MSNBC Wednesday. “I think he was very toxic for her. I don’t think he did a lot to help her.”

Houston died at the age of 48 in February.