Los Angeles: Singer Bobby Brown has revealed he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston during their 15-year marriage, but he has never been a "woman beater." The "Candy Girl" hitmaker has revealed he lashed out at the late star on one occasion during their 15-year marriage while he was trying to maintain his sobriety, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Bobby explained he had struck the singer at a time when he was "trying to maintain sobriety" but insisted he was not "violent". Speaking of the incident, which he details in his forthcoming memoir "Every Little Step", in an interview, he added: "I have never been a violent man toward a woman ever". The 47-year-old singer was married to Houston, who tragically passed away in 2012 at the age of 48 from an accidental drug overdose, from 1992 until 2007 when the pop diva filed for divorce and received custody of their then-14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.