Being Mrs. Bobby Brown apparently never comes easy for Whitney Houston. And after 14 years of marriage, plus its ups and downs, the Grammy-winning, superstar singer finally filed for divorce.
Houston filed papers in Orange County Superior Court, California on Friday Sept 8th, 2006, requesting a legal separation from husband Brown with the reason given was irreconcilable differences.
On the divorce filing, Brown's lawyer Phaedra Parks, emphasized that the split had not yet reached that stage, saying "It is a legal separation. It is not a divorce or a divorce petition."
While the court proceedings in the split are expected to begin next month, Houston reportedly asked that she be granted custody of their 13-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and that Brown be allowed visitation rights. She asked that property rights be determined later.