Whitney And Michael Almost Had It All

Record producer/British gabster David Gest claims late pop stars Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston were once head-over-heels in love with each other -- and he believes Michael could have saved Whitney from her struggles with substance abuse.

Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston really could have been the King and Queen of Pop.

The always chatty David Gest is shedding new light on the friendship between the late chart-toppers. Gest says both singers confided in him about being in love with with one another, but all hopes of romance fell through when Michael got cold feet.

Gest, an '80s record producer, believes Houston "really wanted to marry" Michael, but her dream was dashed when the "Thriller" icon became too shy to make a move.

"She really loved Michael and he adored her," the Brit, who was a close confidante of both singers, told The Sun this week. "Michael told me they once shared a passionate kiss and she told me she was at one time very much in love with him… Later, he [Michael] confessed to me he should have made every move."

Gest interviewed Whitney for his critically-acclaimed 2011 documentary Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon. After watching the once-powerful pop vocalist struggle to hold notes, he's convinced the "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)" singer "would not have done drugs" if she'd been with Michael.

In fact, David's certain Houston's struggles began with her 1992 wedding to New Edition baddie Bobby Brown.

"She never did drugs prior to her marriage to Bobby," Gest retorted. "She was this great movie star, great beauty, this beautiful woman who people looked up to all over the world… And he was her downfall. Point blank, he was the reason."

This isn't the first time Gest has spoken frankly about the friendship between Michael and Whitney. His MJ documentary contained this little blurb about a curious encounter involving Jackson, Houston and the pop king's pet chimp, Bubbles.

"Whitney was having dinner with Michael at his Neverland home when she accidentally dropped her knife under the table," Gest recalled.

"While Michael was retrieving it for her, Whitney felt her toes being sucked. She moaned, 'Michael, is that you? Don't stop. That's so sensual.' Yet Michael's head popped up and her toes were still being sucked. It turned out it was Bubbles."

That David Gest… He's always good for a laugh.

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Anonymous February 07, 2014 | 1:21 PM

Correction: The last word in the first sentence is suppose to be "y" and not "y". The "idea of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston together is y." :D

Anonymous February 07, 2014 | 1:17 PM

By the way, I think the idea of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston together is y. I would have loved to see a Black woman on Michael's arm and seen him flaunt her as proudly as he did the White women he had dated. I think it's tragic that the world didn't see what could have been a true power couple.

Anonymous February 07, 2014 | 1:07 PM

Actually, there is a video of Whitney Houston recounting this same story herself. It is on YouTube. Were Whitney alive, she would have no reason to "put him [David Gest] in his place" as you say.

Irene Nicole March 04, 2012 | 8:45 PM

Clearly Gest is a liar!!!! I don’t understand why so many people are coming out of the wood works with stories about Whitney Houston now that she is dead. Whatever happened to having respect for people’s privacy?!?! None the less, I don’t believe one word of it! If Whitney Houston was alive she would put him in his place for this, can’t they just let her Rest in peace? I strongly doubt the affection and adoration that Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson shared was beyond friendly. Neither seemed to be the other’s type, at all whatsoever. Also, Gest definitely doesn’t know our beloved Whitney Houston well enough to be considered a “friend.” As an unconditionally devoted fan from day one, I can honestly attest that Whitney Houston was dabbling with drugs before she even met Bobby Brown. I know that people think he was a negative influence in her life, but he didn’t put her on to drugs, she was already there, so people need to stop it with those accusations and leave the man alone about it! I don’t think one person has enough power to make a dramatic change in another’s life. Some people are destined to self destruct . their lives and deaths are ways of touching and teaching others, and I think if Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson decided to be together, they would have lasted as long as his marriage to Lisa Marie Presley, either that or they would both be in the same situation they are in now…. My point is that life is life. One person can make a difference but I don’t see how he could have been her savior or visa versa, that’s not life. On a lighter note, the antidote about the money was really funny, a nice story to tell at the end of an incredible lie. I wish people would respect Whitney enough to let her rest in peace since they didn’t give her that in life, there are so many other things people can make money off of, and gain publicity from….stop lying on the deceased! I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston….Rest In Peace. –Irene Nicole RAIN

Hydrngea February 23, 2012 | 11:14 AM

Really? Could have saved her? When, in the millisecond when neither one was stoned? Puleeeze.

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