Whitney 'wanted to marry Michael Jackson'

2012-02-21 14:24
Los Angeles - Whitney Houston "really wanted to marry" Michael Jackson - according to their friend David Gest.

The music producer was a close confidant of both the late stars, and he believes Whitney - who was laid to rest in New Jersey on Sunday - would have liked to have got together with the Thriller singer, but he was "too shy" to make a move on her.

He said: ''She really loved Michael and he adored her. Michael told me they once shared a passionate kiss, and she told me she was at one time very much in love with him.

Reduced to tears

"I think she really wanted to marry him, but although he had a crush on her, he was too shy.

"Later, he confessed to me he should have made every move. If they had got together, I believe Whitney would not have done drugs or become a semi-recluse."

The 58-year-old star - who was previously married to Liza Minnelli - saw Whitney perform in Copenhagen, Denmark, last year and he was reduced to tears by the fact she could no longer hold the notes she used to.

David - who interviewed the music legend for his acclaimed documentary Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon - added in an interview with The Sun newspaper: "When we met last year, it was at her concert in Copenhagen and it was the saddest performance I had ever seen her give.

"Tears came to my eyes as she just couldn't hold her notes. I actually walked out after four songs, had a sob then came back to watch the rest of the show. My heart was bleeding for her."


  • Bryan - 2012-02-21 14:36

    Now this would have been a match made in Lala land..!!

      Vusi - 2012-02-21 15:49

      Oh Please!!!!! What utter rubbish! What sober woman would ever even think of marrying that Poof! She must have been drugged when she said this! What a disgusting thought. Such a beautiful woman in bed with that freak! YUK YUK YUK!

      Stefanus - 2012-02-22 07:32

      They could have slashed their wrists together and died in each others arms...like Romeo and Juliet

  • Ben Nel - 2012-02-21 14:39

    My Chemical Romance

  • Se-a Spencer Ikeremm - 2012-02-21 14:40

    I couldn't help but laugh throughout reading this report! But on a serious note, if this was even 1% true, then damn u Michael for not having the balls!(still love you though!)

      Yolanda - 2012-02-21 15:04

      I know he was married, but i just can't imagine him making a move on ANYONE!!!! it would have been too painful to watch!

  • Ndivhuho Munyai - 2012-02-21 14:53

    Arh....they will marry in heaven...

  • Israel - 2012-02-21 14:53

    But they will still meet in heaven..............

      mpumiheathermvuyane - 2012-02-21 15:15

      true they will meet in heaven

      Ben Nel - 2012-02-21 16:02

      Heaven must be quite high

      Fred - 2012-02-21 16:44

      @Ben Nel Priceless.

      Mandu Ngcobo - 2012-02-22 22:12

      Which one? Coz Mike was muslim while she was christian.

  • vanetia.mentor - 2012-02-21 14:56

    Now all these stories surface...Imagine that pairing?! Lol @my chemical romance...Haha

  • Vicky - 2012-02-21 14:57

    ag pleeeeze! Is this david gest person short of cash or something? Can't believe this BS warranted space on news24 or any other forum. LOL can't believe I wasted my time reading it!! Oh well...

  • vanetia.mentor - 2012-02-21 14:58

    Bwahahaha..Good one there :-]

  • Christina - 2012-02-21 15:00

    the best thing one can do when someone is dead is to keep quite, now that Whitney is gone people come with all this rediculous stories, and she is not here to defend herself. leave Whitney now to rest in peace and concerate on your own lives.

      Peter - 2012-02-22 06:12

      Christina, this is how the media pay its way. Gone are the days when reporting was strictly based on 'provable fact.'

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-21 15:03

    I see the skeletons are coming out of the closet now! Can't wait for more juicy news :-))

  • jsekhonyane - 2012-02-21 15:21

    This is something that happens in real life people stuck with people they love less and die without having their soul mates as partners, hope they meet and rectify that

  • madoda.m.bangani - 2012-02-21 15:23

    Thanx for selling news now really, why disclose this issue now when both r sleeping in peace?

  • zandie0 - 2012-02-21 15:33

    and this all come out now??? and they both confided in David??? wow dude....we believe you.....bt gess they cnt cme bek and testify to tht now......RIP MJ and WH

  • jody.beggs - 2012-02-21 15:34

    Match made in druggie heaven!

  • Shelagh - 2012-02-21 16:25


  • Cheri - 2012-02-21 17:16

    Michael Jackson married to LIZA MINELLI?????!!!!???

      Brad Gordon - 2012-02-21 21:00

      David Gest was married to her

  • Buyisile - 2012-02-22 10:34

    I would have loved to see Michael and Whitney married

  • julie.oelofse - 2012-02-23 08:12

    "If they had got together, I believe Whitney would not have done drugs..." yea right, who is he trying to fool, Jackson was just as much of a crackhead with his prescription drugs!

  • Deirdre - 2012-02-23 13:00

    I thought they said she was lesbian ... well maybe Mike was too, afterall he could sing like a girl! and where would Macauley Caulkin have fitted in with that?

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