Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston had secret fling, claims bodyguard
Published Apr 29 2012, 16:21 BST
By Tom Eames
and Whitney Houston had a secret relationship in the early 1990s, a former bodyguard of the Thriller
star has alleged.
Matt Fiddles has claimed that Michael fell in love with Whitney - who passed away aged 48
in February - after a series of dates at his Neverland ranch.
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The relationship is said to have taken place six years after her alleged secret affair
with Jermaine Jackson.
"I loved Michael so much but I finally feel it's time to get everything that horrified and upset me over the years off my chest," Fiddles told The Sun
"I also know this affair will end all the myths that Michael was some kind of child molester - he was a straight man."
He continued: "One of the many stories that has never been told about Michael is that he had an ultra-secret affair with Whitney Houston that he never got over.
"He was furious when he heard she had also slept with Jermaine but this didn't stop him holding a candle for her his whole life.
"They met because they were two of the biggest recording artists on the planet and mixing in the same circles. They instantly connected as kindred spirits because they understood each other's massive fame.
"Whitney practically moved in to Michael's ranch and they had a fling like any other young couple. But Michael said later he had always hoped the relationship had gone further, and I know he dreamed of marrying her."
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The relationship reportedly lasted only two weeks, with Whitney marrying Bobby Brown a year later. They were later reunited at Michael's anniversary concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden in 2001.
Fiddles added: "They were both a mess, to be honest. They shared what would be their final hugs and Michael begged Whitney to get off the drugs that were destroying her life.
"The two of them whispered that they loved each other as they hugged. The emotion was written all over their faces."
Fiddles also claimed that he may be the biological father of Michael's son Blanket, saying he donated sperm to the singer in order for him to "create an athletic child".
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