El DeBarge’s mother, Etterlene “Mama D” DeBarge, told a very eery story about the time that our beloved Whitney Houston apparently reached out to El DeBarge asking him to help her just two days prior to her untimely passing in February 2012.
What Mrs. DeBarge is saying speaks volumes about Whitney’s and El’s deep friendship, as well as their similar history with drug addictions. Whitney seemingly knew that El would understand the battle she was fighting, because he’d already been there. Mama DeBarge’s revelation also brings forth the possibility that Whitney and Bobby Brown’s late daughter, Bobbi Kristina’s, could have still been here, living a wonderful life, if only she would have gotten the help she so desperately needed before it was too late.
Here’s what Etterlene DeBarge says Whitney asked of her son, El DeBarge:
Via MLive – “[Whitney Houston] had said, ‘El, would you help me? I need your help, El,’” Mama D said in a phone interview from her California home a day after Houston died at 49.
“She needed spiritual help from El, who has a very strong spirit. Whitney has always been able to relate to El because they both came up in the church.”
“I had a hard time sleeping last night. I see her like a daughter, even though I didn’t know her well, my sons did. I am feeling so hurt for her. Whatever happened, (it will turn out to be because) of her longtime drug (use) pattern. Her demons won,” said Etterlene days after Whitney’s death in 2012.
“This has really affected him [El],” she said. “He’s thinking, ‘We were just together, and I saw her pain, and I couldn’t help her.’”
El DeBarge also surprised his long time friend, Whitney Houston, just days prior to her death at a pre-Grammy party. Whitney’s reaction to seeing El that night was priceless – they both were crying and embracing each other. Check it out below…
If nothing else, maybe we can view these tragic incidents as a reminder to reach out to those who may need help from a possibly fatal, or downward spiraling situation – even if they don’t admit they need the help. It could be a matter of life, or death if we at least try to offer some assistance in any way we can before it’s too late, as was the case for our beloved Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown…and now, Bobby Brown’s son, Bobby Brown Jr. (28), who was found deceased in his L.A. home in November 2020. May they each continue to sleep peacefully. Sending love and light to the Houston and Brown families.
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