Singer Bobby Brown multitasks as he eats his yogurt and chats on the phone while walking on Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA

*A court battle is brewing between 45-year-old Bobby Brown (real name Robert Barisford Brown) and a well-known publication, the National Enquirer.

The singer is fighting allegations that he had gotten back with his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, prior to her death and planned to re-marry her.

Media partner has learned exclusively that Brown sued the magazine last year, claiming an article that ran shortly after Houston’s death claimed the two had gotten back together and were planning to remarry. The New Edition member claimed the article defamed him by stating the two hung out and planned a small Vegas wedding.

The outlet reported that Brown told friends he believed that he could have prevented her death, that he broke up with his then fiancée (Alicia Etheridge) because he wanted to get back with Houston. It also stated that the singer claimed Etheridge understood Houston was the love of Brown’s life and understood him breaking up with her. Brown and his fiancée claimed all the statements were lies and they claimed the magazine knew the statements were false before publishing.

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