News: Bobbi Kristina Spills Emotions Over Whitney Houston, Talks Mom's Death To Oprah Winfrey [Video]
Monday, Mar 12, 2012 9:16AM
Bobbi Kristina, sole daughter of late music icon, Whitney Houston, finally opened up in regards to her mother's unexpected passing, in an exclusive interview with renowned television personality Oprah Winfrey, Sunday night (March 11).
In the interview that aired last night on OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), Bobbi expressed the initial difficulty she had in dealing with her mother's death.
The night after Whitney Houston died, her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown could not bring herself to sleep in her mother's Atlanta mansion. That all changed the next morning. "I woke up and I heard her say, 'All right, come home now,' " Brown told Oprah Winfrey in a TV special Sunday night. "And when I came back home, I felt humble, I felt okay." The singer's only child, 19, says she's now comforted by the spirit of her mother, who died last month at age 48. (People)
After admitting that she feels her mother's presence, the 19 year-old revealed her past plans to follow in Houston's footsteps.
Bobbi Kristina Brown said she planned to carry on her mother's legacy and become a singer, as well as act and dance. She expressed frustration over the "negativity" surrounding her mother's image: "That's not my mother." Instead, she described her as her confidant, a sister, her best friend -- "my everything." She still spends time in the house she and her mother shared together, and at times said it's hard to believe she's not there. "Sometimes, it's so surreal. I still walk into the house like, 'Mom?'" she said. "But I've accepted it." (Entertainment Weekly)
The late singer reportedly left her entire estate to her daughter, making Bobbi Kristina the sole heir to the late icon's estate.
Whitney Houston has left everything in her will to her 19-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. The singer's will, which was signed in 1993, does not mention specific assets, but stipulates that all of her belongings should go to her surviving children, and Bobbi Kristina was her only child. Though Bobbi Kristina will be immediately granted ownership of Houston's clothing, jewelry, cars, personal effects and other items, the singer's money will be placed in a trust. Bobbi Kristina will get some of the money upon turning 21. She will get more at 25, and the full balance at age 30. (Rolling Stone)
Initially drafted in the early 1990's, Houston's will was last amended back in 2000.
Houston, who died suddenly on Feb. 11 while in the bathtub of a Beverly Hills hotel room, mentions ex-husband Bobby Brown in the 19-page document, but doesn't leave him a dime. "I give my entire interest in all my household furniture . . . clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and automobiles, and all insurance policies thereon . . . to any children of mine who survive me," Houston, 48, wrote in the will obtained by "Inside Edition." The will, filed in Atlanta, was first drafted on Feb. 3, 1993, a month before she gave birth to Bobbi Kristina. It was amended on April 14, 2000. (New York Daily News)
Check out a portion of the interview below: