Michael Houston is an American singer and also the brother of iconic singer Whitney Houston. Michael Houston’s sister is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, with more than 200 million records sold worldwide. The Grammy Awards winner also holds the record as the only music artist in history to have seven consecutive number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100, from 1985’s “Saving All My Love For You” to 1988’s “Where Do Broken Hearts Go?” She also has 28 Guinness World Records. Who is Whitney Houston’s brother Michael, where is he now?
Michael Houston: Bio Summary
|Full Name||Michael Houston|
|famous as||brother of Whitney Houston|
|Age||62 years old as of 2023|
|Date of Birth||August 14, 1961|
|Place of Birth||Newark, New Jersey, United States of America|
|Children||Blaire Houston, Gary Michael Houston|
|Siblings||Whitney Houston, Gary Houston|
|parents||Cissy Houston, John Houston Jr.|
Who is Whitney Houston’s brother Michael?
Michael Houston was born on August 14, 1961, in Newark, New Jersey, United States of America. He is the son of Cissy Houston and John Houston Jr. As of 2023, he is 62 years old. Micahel is the elder brother of Whitney. He also has an elder half-brother from his mother’s previous marriage: Gary Houston. Both of Houston’s parents were African-American. On her mother’s side, it is alleged that Houston had Dutch and Native American ancestry. Professionally, Michael serves as a songwriter and singer.
Whitney Houston and her brother were close
The siblings were so close Whitney use to call her elder brother “Son” and some people even thought they were twins. He told Oprah in an interview-“well I’m um living but I’m not alive without her” when he was asked about his life after his sister passing. “We were always being together most of the time and her following behind me. I taught her to drive, we played together, everything you do as you’re growing up,” he told Oprah.
Michael Houston and his sister the iconic singer shared a great bond, but little did they know that the bond would one day be the cause of the star’s death. The “Saving All My Love for You” singer was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel due to accidental drowning but an autopsy later revealed cocaine abuse as a contributing factor.
Her publicist, Kristin Foster, confirmed her death, which occurred hours before she was due to perform at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammys party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. While many suspected the singer’s ex-husband Bobby Brown to be responsible for her drug addiction, her brother Michael later revealed he introduced her to drugs. Per Meaww, he revealed this to Oprah Winfrey in a tell-all interview, Michael said, “I feel responsible I let it go so far.“
Whitney’s brother Michael Houston said he was the first person she ever did drugs with, not the singer’s ex-husband Bobby. Michael admitted feeling extremely guilty about his sister’s death but said he didn’t quite realize just how dangerous drugs could be when he started getting high with the Iconic Singer. He admitted he started taking drugs again following Houston’s death but has now been sober since October 2012.
Where is Michael Houston now?
Michael Houston was married to his wife Donna Houston. However, the two later called their marriage a quit. According to Answers.com, Michael and his wife Donna have two children, a son, and a daughter. The son, Gary Michael Houston, is also a musician; he uses the name E.D.O.T. Their daughter’s name is Blaire Houston.
Though they were such a lovely family, they also had their misunderstandings. In 2002, Michael’s father, John Russell Houston‘s company sued his sister after claiming that she didn’t pay them for their help in a record deal negotiation. The lawsuit claims that Whitney didn’t pay her father’s company accordingly for the services that they said they provided – which led to John’s company suing Whitney for $100 million.
Speaking on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the Famous singer revealed that her father had been “influenced” by people around him and that he was vulnerable because of his deteriorating health. Michael Houston’s father John Houston passed away in February 2003 after ongoing health issues at the age of 82. Michael Houston has not made many public appearances or granted any interviews in recent years. It is unclear exactly what he is up to.