Singer Whitney Houston allegedly had a secret year-long fling with Jermaine Jackson, says U.K. newspaper The Sun.
The two worked together in the early '80s on Houston's first album and the affair began then, while Jermaine was still married to Hazel Gordy, daughter of Motown founder Berry Gordy.
Whitney's 1985 No.1 hit, "Saving All My Love for You," was reportedly based on the affair with Jermaine, with the pop diva hiring a Jermaine lookalike to play the role of her lover in the video.
Jackson's brother, Michael, was among the few people who knew about the liaison, but did not approve of it. Whitney and Jermaine never lost touch, even after the affair ended; with the paper reporting that she comforted Jermaine when Michael died in 2009.
Jermaine, 56, was set to attend Houston's funeral February 17 but was reportedly too grief-stricken.
In other news, Whitney's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, will be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on the OWN show "Oprah's Next Chapter," along with other family members, including sister-in-law Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston. The exclusive special will air Sunday, March 11.