Whitney Houston’s real-life bodyguard is not surprised by her death. Alan Jacobs worked for Whitney (from 1995-2002), and said he warned the late singer and her ex-husband Bobby Brown, that they were going down a destructive path.
He says he “took a stand … it was about four months later that we decided it would be best to part company.” And while Whitney never did drugs in front of him, there were times he could tell something was off. He says, “You can protect someone from everything, but you can’t protect them from themselves. Whatever was going on was not something in control.”
Jacobs said he tried to help Houston when he “eliminated certain people’s access to her.” He thinks she might have been surrounded by people too timid to enlighten her to her self-destructive ways, out of fear of losing their meal ticket.
“It would seem like a closer eye might have been kept, but there again there’s an old saying … ‘The boss might not always be right, but the boss is still the boss.’”