Whitney wins custody case
( metro.co.uk ) - Whitney Houston's 14-year marriage to Bobby Brown will officially end later this month and she will gain custody of the couple's teenage daughter, a California judge has ruled. The singer dabbed her eyes with a tissue as Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz Miller ruled the divorce would become final on April 24.
After the hearing, Whitney declined to comment. But Bobby's lawyer, Ram Cogan, said he would seek to overturn the judge's decision. The soul diva filed divorce papers in October, citing irreconcilable differences. She was granted a default judgment in December to speed up the divorce. Miller's ruling upheld the terms of that judgment.
The couple wed in 1992, when Whitney was at the height of her fame as a Grammy-winning superstar known for hits such as I Will Always Love You. During their tumultuous marriage, Bobby was arrested for drugs and alcohol, and Whitney twice entered drug rehabilitation programmes.