Whitney’s ex hubby Bobby Brown to pen tell-all book

Updated: Feb 23, 2012, 17:16 PM IST

Wellington: Whitney Houston’s ex husband Bobby Brown is reportedly planning to write a book on the late singer.

According to the Huffington Post, Brown, 43, may cash in on Houston’s death because he needs the money.

Apparently, Brown had a book ready for release in 2008 but since there was limited interest at the time for such a tome, it was never published.

But after Houston died on February 11 aged 48 in a Los Angeles hotel, there is now renewed curiosity.

“Back in 2008, the interest in a book on Whitney Houston wasn’t that great,” Stuff.co.nz quoted a source as telling the website.

“Whitney had fallen off the radar back then.

“But now, following her tragic death, the market has changed. Now is the time for a book that details an honest look into the life of Whitney,” the source added.

It appears that Bobby could have signed a confidentiality agreement as part of his divorce with Whitney back in 2007, but it is rumoured that he may try to find a way around that now that she has passed away.

“This is a man who left his ex-wife’s funeral because he didn’t like his seats and went to a paying gig that night,’’ a friend of Whitney’s said.

“He didn’t get on stage that night because he needed to sing his greatest hits or because Whitney would have wanted him to entertain his fans, he did it to get a paycheck – the same reason he now wants to write a tell-all book,” the friend added.