“Ray was grounded in what was entertainment and what was reality,” says a source.“He was able to separate.” Their families had been close for some time.“He encouraged her to be all she could be, to be the Whitney that we loved,” says a source. One source points to how—just like Brown—Ray J was trying to pitch a reality TV series with him and Houston.
“The women have always liked Ray J, and Ray J has always liked the women.” He spent his 20s flitting from one beautiful woman to the next, often to the benefit of his own career. There are a lot of men in the industry that are ladies’ men.
In his book, Death of the Cheating Man: What Every Woman Must Know About Men Who Stray, released on Valentine’s Day, Ray J chronicles how Kardashian left her first husband for him in 2004. I really feel bad for him.” If there are any holdouts for Ray J’s love, they haven’t read the 2006 book Confessions of a Video Vixen.
“He’s extremely dedicated to his craft,” says Paula Tuggey, a music executive who has worked on his recent albums.
He said: I love giving back to kids and helping my community,' he said.
“Initially, he was always labeled as Brandy’s little brother,” says a source who knows Ray J well.