Hammer says that while at Super Bowl XXV, where Houston gave her memorable rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner, the late singer's father, John, attempted to play match maker for the two stars.
"Whitney's dad pulled me and Whitney in a room and said you know Hammer, you should really consider marrying Whitney. And, I said, I'd love to but I'm already married." Hammer continued, saying, "I love my wife dearly but, I always laughed about that. Always a big fan of Whitney. I loved Whitney and miss her dearly."
At the time, Hammer had just celebrated his five-year wedding anniversary with Stephanie Fuller, whom he wed in December 1985. The two remain a couple and have raised five children together.
Hammer made this revelation in Bridgehampton, New York at The Alexander Soros Foundation's first annual public event, "UNMASKED." The affair raised more than $150k to benefit Global Witness.