Sharon Osbourne has revealed how Whitney Houston once accused her of trying to sleep with her husband Bobby Brown.
The former X Factor judge, 71, disclosed that the confrontation occurred during rehearsals for VH1 show, Divas Duets, in 2003, when Whitney was rehearsing, and Bobby and their daughter Bobbi Kristina, ended up sitting alongside Sharon to watch.
According to Sharon however, her apparent closeness with Bobby didn’t sit too well with Whitney when she finished her sound check on-stage.
‘I was hosting the Divas for VH1 and I was at sound check and Whitney was up on stage doing her sound check,’ Sharon recalled on her family podcast, The Osbournes.
‘Her little girl obviously liked watching [our former MTV reality show] The Osbournes and she came up and sat next to me – gorgeous little thing. And then suddenly her dad came and sat the other side of me, Bobby.’
She continued: ‘Whitney’s up there singing and she stops singing and the track is still going, and slowly the track stops. And she goes, “Mrs Osbourne, are you trying to f**k my husband?” And I’m like, “No, no please, I’m not!”‘
Sharon, who had been married to Ozzy Osbourne for 21 years at the time, jumped out of her seat in panic and ran down the aisle professing her innocence.
‘I was going, “No no no, you don’t understand. I wasn’t”,’ she said.
Fortunately, her pave diamond ring saved her from further embarrassment, by distracting the singer, who demanded a closer look.
Sharon continued: ‘She goes, “Let me see that ring,” and I was like, “I’d love you to have it”.
‘I gave her the ring, threw it at her, and said, “I promise you, I’m not interested in your husband, I’m married!”‘
Whitney also took to the stage with her then-husband Bobby and performed a medley of Something In Common and My Love.
The legendary songstress, nicknamed ‘The Voice’, was married to singer songwriter Bobby, 54, from 1992 until their divorce in 2007. Together, they shared daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Whitney was found dead in February 2012 aged 48 from a drug-related accidental drowning in a bathtub.
In a fate similar to her mother’s, Bobbi was found unresponsive face down in a bathtub at her Georgia home with various drugs in her system in January 2015.
She was placed in a medically induced coma and later died on July 26.
Whitney and Bobby had a turbulent 14-year marriage, which was fueled by drug binges.
Speaking in A&E’s Biography: Bobby Brown last year, he revealed that he walked in on his partner snorting cocaine just moments before they were due to tie the knot on July 18, 1992.
He said: ‘I walked in and saw her doing a line of coke. It was a shocker to me seeing her sniff for the first time.
‘It was then I realized we had more in common than I thought. I was new to it and I guess she had been doing it for a while. That became a problem for us in our marriage.’