Oprah: You know what I get now that I didn’t get then?...I was like, why are you putting up with that. But what I now get is that you took those vows very seriously.
Whitney: Very. Oprah, to my heart…what God put together let no man put asunder. Holy matrimony was a very serious thing to me…I was gonna keep my vow.
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Oprah: Tell me how bad did it get, the drugs?
Whitney: When you don’t speak [to each other], and you’re living in the same house, and you’re sitting right next to that person, and you don’t say a word for a week [gestures being high, laughing sarcastically with each other]…that’s bad.
Oprah asks Whitney how she finally decided to leave Bobby.
Whitney says she asked God to give her the strength for one day. [My mama] showed up at my house [with the sheriffs and] said, "If you move Bobby, [these police] are gonna take you down." [To Whitney she said,] "You weren't raised like this, and I'm not having it. Because I have a court junction that says you're gonna [go to rehab and make a decision about the marriage.]
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Part two of Oprah's interview with Whitney Houston airs tomorrow.