Did whitney port really dating jay

22-May-2015 00:15

She listened to the diva’s albums nonstop and watched The Bodyguard repeatedly.

She finally got to work with her idol in a 1997 made-for-TV movie version of Cinderella in which Houston played the fairy godmother.

Whitney Houston and Ray J sure seemed very couple-y outside a restaurant in West Hollywood last night -- because when it came time leave, Ray J was the PERFECT gentleman. They were last rumored to be together back in 2010.

As the two were leaving Le Petit Four on Sunset Blvd last night, Ray J opened the door for Whitney, made sure she was safely snuggled inside, and then shut the door for her.

“Whitney told me she had known Ray since he was 10 years old,” Francis tells The Daily Beast. I think we should all respect that.” Francis wouldn’t discuss what happened that night, but she says Ray J is a pal of hers and they never dated.

“Initially, he was always labeled as Brandy’s little brother,” says a source who knows Ray J well.

According to friends, they had been casually seeing each other since her split with Bobby Brown in 2007. Houston didn’t mind the R & B singer canoodling with a houseful of women, because Ray J claimed it was just for the cameras.

“Ray was grounded in what was entertainment and what was reality,” says a source.

“That was a pain in his you know what.” But he was able to set himself apart with a different kind of reputation.

Ray J—William Ray Norwood Jr.—grew up with aspirations of becoming a minister, but settled on a career as a child actor when he was cast in The Sinbad Show at 12.

He tried to distinguish himself from his sister, but continually fell in her shadow.