Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were reportedly set to tie the knot for a second time before her death.

Derrick Handspike, a friend close to the couple, claims they were back together just weeks before Whitney passed away in a Los Angeles hotel.

The two were married for 14 years before they divorced in 2007. Whitney was granted custody of their daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.

However they had reconciled and planned to remarry, according to Derrick.

“They were planning a small wedding with just their daughter Krissi,” he told British newspaper The Sun.

Whitney is said to have split with her R&B singer boyfriend Ray J before getting back together with her ex-husband.

Meanwhile, Ray J has denied reports that he is in possession of explicit material featuring the late Whitney Houston.

The R&B singer apparently dated the Bodyguard star on-and-off for several years and spent time with her in the days before her death on February 11.

Star magazine had claimed that the 31-year-old is sitting on “a ton of sexually explicit photos and videos”.

But TMZ has confirmed with his representative that no such material exists. “There is no sex tape,” the spokesperson said.