Whitney Houston’s New Jersey home bought by ‘longtime fan’

Matthew Krauthamer purchased the five bedroom property for £895,416

The former home of Whitney Houston has been bought by a ‘longtime’ fan.

Matthew Krauthamer, a 33-year-old emergency room doctor, has purchased the five bedroom, six bathroom residence, which was the site of Houston’s 1992 wedding to Bobby Brown, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

Krauthamer paid $1.5 million (£895,416) for the property. He has said that he has turned down requests from fans and filmmakers who have asked to see the property. “She got, obviously, some bad press at times, but one thing that she was was a very kind and generous person,” said Krauthamer of the singer. “She took care of the people that were closest to her, and that’s something that’s always stuck in my mind.”

It was recently revealed that the tumultuous relationship between Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is to be made into a film. The TV drama will be aired by the Lifetime TV channel and will be directed by actress Angela Bassett, who previously played Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It; Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story and Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream.

The film will follow the couple from their first meeting through to Houston’s huge rise to fame. “I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” Bassett said in a statement. “Their humanity and bond fascinates us all.” The film will air in 2015 and the cast is yet to be announced.

Brown and Houston were divorced at the time of her death in 2012 from drowning in a hotel bath. The pair had a daughter together, 21-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown.