Rumors always follow the death of celebrities, so it is not unusual to hear a new one concerning Whitney Houston. The latest rumor is not about drugs or alcohol, it's about her love life, and a possible affair with  Jermaine Jackson.

 

The Sun reports that Houston had a secret affair with Jackson. That might partially explain why he was so devastated by her death last month. The pair recorded several duets together and were longtime friends. In any case, the newspaper says the pair had a year-long affair while Jermaine was married to Hazel Gordy.

The affair allegedly began in 1984 and concluded in 1985 when Jermaine refused to leave Gordy for the budding superstar, Radar Online reports.

The Sun claims that Houston and Jermaine never lost touch even after the end of their affair, and that Houston even comforted Jermaine following the death of Michael in 2009. Rumors suggest that Jermaine didn’t attend Houston’s funeral because he was simply too overwhelmed with grief.

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