Bobbi Kristina: Her Year Since Whitney’s Passing
Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, has faced highs and lows during the year following her mother’s death on February 11, 2012.
Weeks before the one-year anniversary of the Grammy award winning artist’s passing, Bobbi Kristina was at odds with her grandmother, Cissy Houston, who had released the book, Remembering Whitney, on January 29.
In Remembering Whitney, the elder Houston takes on controversial topics of her daughter’s drug abuse, tumultuous marriage to Bobby Brown, and relationship with a former female assistant with whom she was rumored to be involved with romantically.
Bobbi Kristina didn’t think the book was appropriate and conveyed her feelings via Twitter. “Anything concerning my grandmother’s book I and Nick D Gordon of course personally have nothing to do with,” she wrote. “I ask you please respect that. Haven’t read and won’t.”
During an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter, Cissy Houston said she was aware that her granddaughter did want her to write the book. But she did come to Bobbi Kristina’s defense, saying that she did not like the way Krissy was being portrayed on the reality series The Houstons: On Our Own.
The Houstons: On Our Own series premiered on The Lifetime Network last October and showed Bobbi Kristina coping with the loss of her mother. The 19-year-old was filmed visiting her mother’s gravesite, drinking alcohol, and withdrawing from the family to instead spend time with Nick Gordon, her adopted-brother-turned fiancé. Her aunt, Pat Houston, Houston’s sister-in-law and manager, was portrayed as the guardian working to keep Bobbi Kristina out of trouble.
Bobbi Kristina appeared to be handling the change of plans maturely. “I guess it’s time for me to follow what mom and the Lord put out on this path for me. Thankful. Mom. XXO,” she wrote in a Twitter post.