She worked with stylist Lara Backmender to perfect her look for the big day."They married at sunset and it was so romantic! "I got his phone number and made up some excuse why I needed to reach him for something... He's not shy, but I know in his past with girls he had difficult making the first move.""And I know, because of our jobs—because I was the talent and he was the producer—he wasn't going to cross that line," she explained.
Whitney is so happy."The Pinterest-perfect wedding comes almost exactly two years after the couple got engaged.
Houston and I met in the downstairs area of her mansion in the rural wilds of New Jersey. She has greater range, greater power than I ever did. Sometimes it did when critics would say that Clive told me what to do and how to do it, because that's all bullshit. I don't want to go out there and fall.'' And he said: "I promise you I will not let you fall. Were you concerned about the interracial aspect of the film? Nobody made an issue of that, not from when we started to the end. I don't think women are made to do anything they don't want to do. If you don't, then you'll be disrespected.'' If you walk around and flaunt your ass in front of guys' faces, then that's what they're gonna think you are. Do you believe there was a special focus on Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, as well as the Mike Tyson situation, because they centered on black people? Was there ever an issue that you've seen in the last ten, twenty years that became such a public spectacle that involved white people to that degree? Who walked, very nicely and very cleanly, I must say. Because if Mike Tyson was nobody, who would give a shit? For the most part, from the time I was eleven years old, I've been working. I enjoy what I do, and it gives me great joy to know other people enjoy what I do.
Gold and platinum certifications lined one wall of a purple and black den, which looked out on wooded grounds still covered with snow despite the day's warm weather. How has your relationship with your mother evolved? I don't like it when they see me as this little person who doesn't know what to do with herself - like I have no idea what I want, like I'm just a puppet and Clive's got the strings. That's demeaning to me, because that ain't how it is, and it never was. I wouldn't be with anybody who didn't respect my opinion. He called one day and said, "Listen, are you going to do this movie with me or not? People loved this movie the critics dogged it, but people loved it. And don't be surprised if somebody says, "Hey, gimme some of that ass.'' Did you pay much attention to the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings? All of a sudden, it's an issue because Anita Hill said, "Oh, he pinched my ass, and he talked dirty to me, and I'm really upset.'' It's over. If Clarence Thomas wasn't an educated black man who came up from nowhere, would we care? I did the nightclubs, I did the modeling, all that stuff.
The devoted designer dealt with tragedy in March when her father, Jeffrey Port, passed away after battling kidney cancer.
"Obviously times are hard, but I'm the kind of person who is going to rise above it," she told Us in June at her Charity Ride.
"I want to do everything, but not everything works together so it's my sister's job to make my mismosh something cohesive."Luckily for Whitney, her sister Ashley is a professional wedding planner.
It was thanks to this collaboration (among others) that the eventual big day was the fashion-forward fairy tale Whitney always envisioned.
You're expecting her to float delicately into the room, but Whitney Houston strides in with a purposeful air. '' I was totally like "Oh, God, please, just go away.'' The advantage was that I knew all the raps [laughs]. '' They're going: "I had her the other night.'' "Well, I had her last night.'' "Well, I had her last week.'' So I got to hear how men really think about women which left me with not much to be disillusioned about. But, man, when I gave birth to her and when they put her in my arms, I thought: "This has got to be it. "You get to hold things sacred and things can be like private and intimate," she said of her life away from cameras.VIDEO: Whitney models hot, hair styles for Us Port lives with her sister in Venice, Calif."It had to be me, you know."Yes, and it looks like that worked out well for her.Whitney and Tim officially began dating in early-2012 and were engaged in under two years.near Abott Kinney street, a popular spot in the city.