then, one could only wonder what life must be like for Bobby and
Whitney whose lives had become a virtual rumor mill of drug addiction and physical abuse.
In Being Bobby Brown, the truth unfolded in on Bravo almost every night for sometimes hours at a time.
as often happened in true life, was always quickly overshadowed whenever
wife Whitney Houston came within camera range. Cranky (when she was sober) or happy (when she was high), Houston became the overwhelming focus in some episodes like when she checked into a rehab clinic. Crystal meth was
the reported thorn in her side this time.
For those who remembered Whitney Houston, the diva with the sweet smile and
powerful gospel trained voice -- and husband Bobby, shining in the New
Edition -- it was an extremely up-close look at the vagaries of fame and fortune. How
much they had achieved, and lost, qualified as
a reality true-life horror show.
Meanwhile, completely lost in all the true-life drama was the couple's innocent daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who audiences hoped would escape the train wreck she was unwittingly born into. But this was reality.