Whitney Houston 1963-2012

Whitney Houston: Her Life in Pictures

From her record-breaking music career to her ongoing personal struggles, look back at the superstar's defining moments

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"You know, I was raised as a Christian, and my mother was very strict with me as far as boys were concerned," said Houston, who shocked fans when she tied the knot with bad boy Bobby Brown on July 18, 1992. Despite the former New Edition star's rough reputation, Houston insisted, "Bobby's got a good heart and a good soul."