During , a two-part documentary, which premiered on A&E Monday, detailed his relationship with , including the fact that Houston sort of made the first move, when they met backstage at the 1989 Soul Train Awards.
Brown recalled feeling good that night, being recognized for the first time for his solo career, then going backstage only to have the singing icon hit on him.
"I remember that night like it was yesterday," Brown said. Not only did he pick up the award for Best R&B/Urban Contemporary Album of the Year – Male, but "it's also when I fell in love."
After performing "My Prerogative" and going backstage, "Whitney walked up and was bumping me. She just kept bumping me," he remembered. "I turned around and I said, 'You know you keep bumping me.' She said, 'I know.'"
"From there it was just love at first sight," he continued. "Something about her eyes made me melt inside. I said, 'If I ask you on a date, would you say yes?' She said, 'Of course.'"
Wasting no time, the next day they had their first date. It began with shopping in Beverly Hills, dinner at The Ivy and then "we just chilled for the rest of the evening." But the bad boy was smitten. "Just the way she looked at me from day one until the last day that we were together was always special."
However, as we know, things weren't perfect in Brown and Houston's relationship, and night two of the documentary will dive deeper into the sex, drugs and ultimate ending of their marriage.
BOBBY BROWN: I remember that night like it was yesterday. To be honored as a solo artist, it just felt surreal, man.
Thank you. I'm out of here, baby.
That's also when I fell in love.
KYLIE MAR: During "Biography, Bobby Brown," a two-part documentary which premiered on A&E Monday, the singer detailed his relationship with Whitney Houston, including the fact that Houston kind of made the first move when they met backstage at the 1989 Soul Train Awards.
BOBBY BROWN: Whitney walked up and was bumping me. She just kept bumping me. And I turned around. And I said, you know you keep bumping me? And she said, I know. And from there, it was just like love at first sight.
KYLIE MAR: Brown said, as soon as he looked into Houston's eyes, he just knew.
BOBBY BROWN: There was something about her eyes that made me melt inside. I said, if I asked you out on a date, would you say yes? And she said, yeah, of course.
KYLIE MAR: And the two wasted no time, as they went on their first date the very next day.
BOBBY BROWN: We went shopping in Beverly Hills, we had dinner at the Ivy, and then we just chilled for the rest of the evening. Just the way she looked at me from day 1 until the last day we were together, it was always special.
KYLIE MAR: However, as we know, things weren't perfect in Brown and Houston's relationship. And night 2 of the documentary will dive deeper into the sex, drugs, and ultimate ending of their marriage.
- They thought Bobby was going to be the catalyst to her downfall, but they didn't know that Whitney carried a lot of turbulence in her life as well.