"I coulda done something different, you know -- to ensure that she had a longer life,” Brown told “Today” show host Matt Lauer. “But ... you have to want it, you know?"
But he believed the two loved each other, even after their turbulent marriage ended in 2006. "Our relationship was great. I had 14 beautiful, beautiful years with that woman. I can honestly say that -- I loved that woman with -- with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way."
Brown told Lauer he would be remarrying "soon," but added he will always love Whitney. “My fiancée knows how I felt about that woman. My kids know how I feel... how I felt about Whitney. It's not a secret, you know? I was in love with her deeply."