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Eddie Murphy told Whitney Houston it'd be 'a mistake' to marry Bobby Brown hours before wedding, new book claims

Amy West
Contributor

Eddie Murphy tried to stop Whitney Houston from marrying R&B artist Bobby Brown, the late singer’s best friend has claimed.

In her upcoming book A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston, Robyn Crawford writes that the “I Will Always Love You” singer was always “interested” in the Beverly Hills Cop star but because he was so “elusive,” she decided to enter into a relationship with Brown.

In an excerpt published by People, she goes on to recall how Murphy was supposed to visit Houston’s New Jersey mansion one evening in the late 1980s, adding that the Bodyguard actress pulled out all the stops to impress the comedian.

Houston and Brown were married from 1992 to 2007. (Photo: Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

"One day when Eddie was supposed to come for dinner, I caught a glimpse of Whitney. She was wearing a black dress and low-heeled slingbacks,” Crawford, who has also written about her intimate relationship with Houston, wrote. “For a moment, I thought ‘Boy, I wish she was doing that for me.'"

But Houston, who died in 2012, was left devastated when Murphy “never showed up.” So it came as a shock to her when he called her up on the morning of her and Brown’s wedding in July 1992 to say “she was making a mistake.”

Houston's close friend Robyn Crawford (right) revealed Murphy's alleged attempts to thwart the nuptials in her new memoir. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Esquire Magazine)

Despite Murphy’s protestations, Houston went on to wed Brown. The couple were together for 15 years in what became a notoriously tumultuous marriage, before divorcing in 2007. They had one child together, a daughter named Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died three years after her mother in 2015.

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