Sharon Osbourne has recalled how she was confronted by Whitney Houston – who wrongfully believed she was trying to sleep with her husband Bobby Brown.
The former X Factor judge shared details of the bizarre interaction, that happened when Sharon, 71, was rehearsing for VH1’s Diva Duets which she was hosting.
I Will Always Love You singer Houston, who died in 2012, was performing at the show and met Sharon during the sound check. However, when the presenter was innocently sat next to Bobby, who was married to Houston between 1992 and 2007, Sharon felt the singer’s wrath.
Recalling the confrontation on The Osbournes Podcast, Sharon said: ‘I was hosting the [Divas Duets] for VH1, and I was at sound check, and Whitney was up on stage doing her sound check.
‘Her little girl [Bobbi Kristina] obviously liked watching [their reality series] The Osbournes and she came up and sat next to me. Gorgeous little thing. And then suddenly her dad came and sat [on] the other side of me, Bobby.’
Houston was in the middle of rehearsing a song on stage but her attention was diverted to Sharon when she saw her sitting next to New Edition singer Bobby.
Suddenly the music stopped and Houston asked: ‘Mrs. Osbourne, are you trying to f**k my husband?’
Sharon, who was so scared that she even offered the late music legend her wedding ring, recalled: ‘I gave her [my] ring, threw it at her. I said, “I promise you, I’m not interested in your husband. I’m married.” And then she goes, “Alright then. OK.”’
Despite their frosty interaction, Sharon had nothing but kind words to say about Houston and added that whenever they saw each other after the incident, ‘she was just a very nice lady.’
Sharon’s daughter Kelly found the whole scenario comical and revealed: ‘It was so funny, I’ve never seen mum just stop.’
Of course, the former View presenter is still happily married to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne and has been by his side as he battled health issues in recent years.
Houston famously had a tumultuous marriage to Bobby, which included the couple battling drug and alcohol addiction. They divorced five years before Houston was found dead in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel in February 2012 after accidentally drowning. An autopsy also found that drug use contributed to her death.
In a heartbreaking turn of events, Bobbi Kristina – the only child Houston shared with Bobby – died in similar circumstances after being found in a bathtub at home in 2015. She was rushed to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma but died six months later in July.
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