VIDEO: Oprah's SIT DOWN With Bobbi Kristina & Whitney Houston's Family, Bobbi Kris Says Her Mom Was Her Everything
Sunday evening, Oprah Winfrey's OWN aired her much-anticipated interview with Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina. Watch it inside.....
Oprah Winfrey sat down with Gary and Patricia Houston as well as 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is living in Atlanta, for a taped interview that aired on OWN Sunday evening.
During the emotional chat, Bobbi talked about her mom's passing saying,
"I'm doing as good as I possibly can at this point. I'm just trying to keep going. I can sing her music, but to hear it now, I can't. I can hear her voice telling me, 'Keep moving, baby. I got you.' She's always with me. I can always feel her with me. She used to always say, 'Do you need me?' And I said, 'I always need you.'"
"I feel her pass through me all the time. I wake up at night...She would say at 5 a.m. the saints start praying. I wake up now and look at the clock and it's 5 o'clock. I start praying."
She also said, "Lights turn on and off and I'm like, 'Mom, what are you doing? I can still laugh with her and still talk to her."
Surprisingly, Bobbi says she didn't understand her mom's impact.
"I just saw her as mom. The first time I saw her as a worldwide icon was when we went on tour. And the funeral. She made an impact not only on a few people. She made an impact on the world."
The last time Bobbi Kristina saw Whitney was when they spent the entire day and night in Whitney's arms, as the two were never at a loss of showing love to each other. So what's next for Whitney's only child, who by the way admitted to being slightly rebellious with her mother but no one else? Bobbi Kris revealed:
"I have to carry on the legacy. We're gonna do the singing thing. Some acting, some dancing. It's a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it."
Whitney's manager/sister in law Patricia (far left in above photo) revealed that both Whitney's and Bobby's families got together to do an intervention, after discovering their drug issues in the 90's, on the couple back in the 2004. She also alluded to Whit's dangerous relationship with Ray-J saying that Whitney was chasing a dream with a young man who was always out and about. And that she was searching for love in all the wrong places.
And that now infamous night where Whitney was spotted looking a bit frazzled after a party, Pat admitted Whit had exchanged words with an "X-Factor" contestant (Stacy Francis) and it went too far. Ray-J was rumored to be involved in that as well.
Pat also described Whitney's disturbing death revealing that Pat's own brother (Whitney's security guard) Ray was out of breath attempting to revive Whitney. She says she has closure, but wishes she could bring Whitney back just so Cissy could see her.
Cissy Houston, via a pre-taped phone convo with Oprah, said she does not believe the funeral home released Whitney's casket picture.
Gary Houston, Whitney's brother, cleared up the confusion about Bobby Brown's funeral drama saying the family NEVER banned Bobby from the services.
Watch parts of the interview below (the interview in full will be posted as soon as it's available) with Bobbi Kristina's portion, as well as Gary revealing that Cissy told the family, off instinct, before Whitney's death that Whitney wouldn't be with them for too much longer:
Watch the interview here:
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Oprah's longtime partner Stedman Graham made the cover of the April 2012 issue of O magazine. The couple, who have been together for 25-years, dish on Oprah's cooking in the issue. Yes....Oprah cooks y'all.
Mr. Graham said, “Chefs don’t have anything on her. She makes great pancakes, too. She makes great eggs, she makes great steaks—I mean, you could go on and on and on."
Now that's love. Speaking of that, Oprah also talks about her "Love Sandwich," the twosome's Saturday afternoon staple.
"It became the Love Sandwich because I first started making it just for Stedman," Oprah reveals in the issue. "I’ve only made it for a couple of other people, so if you’ve had me make the Love Sandwich for you, you have to be somebody I really care about."
The full story hits newsstands on Tuesday, March 13.