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According to new reports, Nick Gordon only visited Bobbi Kristina Brown once, when she was initially admitted to North Fulton Hospital.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has since moved to another Atlanta-area hospital for better neurological care.
“Nick hasn’t been to visit Bobbi since she moved to this hospital,” a source told Us Weekly.
“I think he’s banned from seeing her. Nick spent the entire first day with her, but hasn’t been back to see her.”
The fact of the matter is Nick Gordon is actually banned from having contact with much of the Houston family after Whitney Houston’s sister Marion Houston was granted a protective order against him last year.
Nick Gordon is not allowed to be within 200 yards of Marion Houston or her “immediate family,” which applies to seeing Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital since Marion is there.
His absence comes as multiple reports reveal that he and Bobbi Kristina Brown were actually never married, despite pubic and social media claims by both of them that they were.
Nick Gordon reportedly gave Bobbi Kristina Brown CPR after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31.
On February 5, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grandmother and Whitney’s mother, arrived in Georgia to be with the family.
Though doctors have reportedly told Bobby Brown to take Bobbi Kristina off of life support, Bobby is apparently steadfast in his belief that a miracle will happen and that his daughter will pull out of it. Bobby Brown told a reporter on February 5 that the family was praying heavily.
Roswell Police Department has launched an investigation after finding drugs at Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home.
Police is said to have discovered the narcotics shortly after Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on January 31, family sources have told TMZ.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is currently “fighting for her life” in Emory University Hospital.
Her husband Nick Gordon and her ex-boyfriend Max Lomas were the first to arrive at the scene. According to Fulton County Jail records, Maxwell Lomas, 24, was arrested early last year on suspicion of drug dealing and was charged with possession and intent to distribute cannabis as well as possession of Alprazolam.
Max Lomas was also charged with possessing a firearm or knife while attempting to commit a crime.
While the police department originally reported they had found no traces of drugs in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home, they have since revealed they believe she may have been under the influence when she was discovered in the bathroom.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is thought to have spent minutes underwater, has been placed in a medically-induced coma after being found with “no heartbeat”.
Whitney Houston’s daughter is said to have “opened and closed” her eyes a few times on February 2.
A source close to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family said she remains on life support in the intensive care unit and doctors have warned that they won’t be able to tell if she has suffered brain damage until the sedatives can be reduced.
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Two members of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family got into a brawl at W Atlanta Midtown Hotel on Friday morning, while Whitney Houston’s daughter remains on life support at Emory University Hospital.
Atlanta police confirmed they responded to a fight call at the W Atlanta Midtown Hotel, Billboard reported.
“Fight call was involving the family members of Pop Star Bobby Brown. One victim Shayne Brown was struck in the head with a bottle by suspect Tina Brown,” Officer Kim Jones told Billboard.
Shayne Brown is Bobby Brown’s cousin; Tina Brown is Bobby Brown’s sister.
“Mr. Shayne Brown chose to drive himself to the hospital,” Kim Jones continued.
“Mrs. Tina Brown left the scene before police arrived. The motive of the fight is unclear at this time. Mr. Shayne Brown received lacerations to his head. “
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was found face down in a bathtub over the weekend by Nick Gordon.
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Bobby Brown is insisting that doctors at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta keep his comatose daughter Bobbi Kristina on life support, believing that a miracle can save her, TMZ reports.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has been in a medically induced coma since she was found submerged in a bathtub in her home on January 31.
But doctors have reportedly told the family there’s nothing more they can do to save Whitney Houston’s daughter.
However, Bobby Brown, 46, was refusing to say farewell to his stricken daughter and was praying for divine intervention, the gossip website said.
Meanwhile family sources told TMZ he could change his mind, but simply wasn’t able to handle making such a tragic decision on his birthday, which was on February 5.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cousin Jerod Brown said in an Instagram post that things did not look optimistic.
“Though it seems the odds are against her, though doctors don’t see any hope for change … though it looks impossible for her to stand again STILL PRAY FOR BK,” Jerod Brown said on Instagram, where he posts as yfkennedy.
The painful ordeal involving his only daughter with late pop diva Whitney Houston unfolded against another bit of news for Bobby Brown; his wife, Alicia Etheridge, is four months pregnant.
Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge already has one son together, 5-year-old Cassius.
According to E!, Brown and some 20 family members took a brief break from the vigil they were holding at Emory University Hospital on Thursday night to celebrate his birthday and the pregnancy at a nearby restaurant.
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A source close to Bobbi Kristin Brown’s family slammed rumors that they were gathering at the hospital for anything other than to keep vigil at her side, E! reported.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 21-year-old daughter of late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was placed in a medically induced coma and has been breathing with the help of a ventilator, family and friends said.
“She is not brain dead and the Houstons and the Browns are not fighting,” the source told E! on February 5.
Whitney Houston’s only child is now at Emory University Hospital and is still fighting for her life, as a family statement said on February 2.
Nothing has changed, despite reports that are popping up and painting a more serious picture.
Fox News reported on February 4 that the situation is dire.
“It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,” a source told FOX411.
“They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive.”
People magazine is also reporting that a doctor told Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family on February 6 that nothing more could be done.
“Everyone is coming to the hospital to say goodbye,” said a family member.
The Daily Mail reported that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken off life support.
However, her father, Bobby Brown, issued a statement late Thursday denying these reports.
“If we issued a statement every time the media published a false report regarding this matter, that’s all we would be doing 24 hours a day. This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place,” Bobby Brown said, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was born in 1993 during Whitney Houston’s marriage to Bobby Brown, which ended in divorce in 2007.
Whitney Houston’s daughter became a public figure during the mid-2000s reality show Being Bobby Brown, in which she frequently appeared alongside her parents and often had a front-row seat to their marital fireworks.
Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother performed together on national TV in 2009, when the two sang My Love Is Your Love in Central Park on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Given their close relationship, it’s no surprise that Whitney Houston’s death was a major blow for Bobbi Kristina.
Days after her mother’s body was found, a grieving Bobbi Kristina – then 18 – was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because she was “overwhelmed”, family friend Kim Burrell said.
After Whitney Houston’s death, Bobbi Kristina Brown talked of pursuing a career in acting and music, just like her mother.
In 2012, she reportedly lobbied for a role in a planned biopic of her mother’s life. Lifetime’s Whitney, directed by actress Angela Bassett, debuted in January 2015, but the Houston family was not involved.
Bobbi Kristina Brown did make her acting debut in 2012 on Tyler Perry’s show For Better or Worse. Her performance in the small role won praise from Tyler Perry.
Even before her mother’s death, videos of Bobbi Kristina Brown singing surfaced on YouTube and were quickly criticized by fans who felt her talent did not live up to Whitney Houston’s.
Bobbi Kristina Brown appeared on episodes of Lifetime’s brief reality show The Houstons: On Our Own, which followed her life after Whitney Houston’s death.
One of the show’s story lines revolved around Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship with Nick Gordon, who had lived with Whitney Houston and her daughter since he was 12 years old.
Bobbi Kristina Brown reportedly got engaged to Nick Gordon, and in January 2014, she tweeted out a picture of wedding rings along with the words: “#HappilyMarried• SO#Inlove.”
However, Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown said Bobbi Kristina Brown was never married to Nick Gordon.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown is not and never has been married to Nick Gordon, an attorney representing her father, Bobby Brown, has said.
Bobby Brown’s attorney Christopher Brown released a statement on February 3 disputing reports that Bobbi Kristina Brown is married to Nick Gordon.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has been hospitalized since January 31 after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home. Nick Gordon and a friend called police.
In January 2014, a representative for the family confirmed that Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon had gotten married, but did not release additional details.
Bobbi Kristina is the only child of Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston.
The singer died in 2012 after being found unresponsive in a Los Angeles hotel bathtub.
Whitney Houston left her entire estate to Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Bobby Brown has broken his silence one day after his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home.
On Sunday, February 1, Bobby Brown released a statement saying: “Please allow for my family to deal with this matter and give my daughter the love and support she needs at this time.”
Bobby Brown is reportedly at Bobbi Kristina’s bedside along with family friend Tyler Perry.
Almost three years after the death of her mother Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was found unconscious in a bathtub on Saturday morning.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend at her home in Roswell, Georgia.
Nick Gordon found Bobbi Kristina Brown at 10:23AM E.T. and called 911. He also reportedly did CPR on his wife.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly in medically induced coma.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home, police say.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was found by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend, police said. They immediately started resuscitating her until police and medics arrived.
Police and rescue personnel arrived at the home, north of Atlanta, at 10:25AM and performed “life-saving measures” before Bobbi Kristina Brown was brought breathing to the nearby North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, near Atlanta.
Whitney Houston was found dead in February 2012, aged 48, in a bathtub at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
A post-mortem examination later concluded Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.
Few details about the incident involving Bobbi Kristina Brown were immediately available, and police said they were investigating.
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Whitney Houston biopic directed by actress Angela Bassett has been criticized by the late singer’s family.
The singer’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, wrote on Whitney’s website that fans who plan to watch the made-for-TV movie should “brace for the worst”.
Pat Houston said the film, which premiered on Lifetime on January 17 in the US, was made without the family’s blessing.
She also accused Angela Bassett, who starred alongside Whitney Houston in Waiting to Exhale, of “misrepresenting” their friendship.
“If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst,” wrote Pat Houston.
She added fans should not be surprised about the film – titled Whitney – happening “without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie”.
Referring to the channel’s recent controversial films about singer Aaliyah, actress Brittany Murphy and the stars of Saved by the Bell, Pat Houston added: “It happens every day.”
Pat Houston’s statement was also highly critical of Angela Bassett’s involvement in the film, which focuses on a few years at the height of the singer’s career and marks the actress’s directorial debut.
“Misrepresenting the term friendship to advance an agenda is not only disrespectful and dishonest but a slap in the face to her true and loyal friends,” wrote Pat Houston.
“You should expect people will always rise to the occasion for prominence and profit – not love, respect or honor.”
Lifetime, whose film is told from the perspective of Whitney Huston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown, has so far made no comment on the statement.
A review from The Hollywood Reporter‘s Allison Keene praised Yaya DaCosta’s portrayal of Whitney Houston, but said “a more accurate title for the film would be Whitney and Bobby,” as the pair share equal screen time.
“The decision to focus just on Houston’s most meteorically successful years – where, for a little while, she probably was happy – makes Whitney a fairly flattering portrait that is only lightly a cautionary tale.
“The signs are there, but they are left to viewers to interpret.”
Writing for the Los Angeles Times, critic Robert Lloyd called it “a better-than-average Lifetime film” but said it “falls flat”.
Whitney Houston died in February 2012 at the age of 48 after accidentally drowning in a hotel bathtub in Los Angeles.
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Angela Basset will make her directorial debut with a biopic about late singer Whitney Houston.
The Lifetime channel confirmed the movie will chronicle Whitney Houston’s rise to fame and her turbulent relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown, from their first meeting to their marriage.
Angela Basset said “their humanity and bond fascinates us all”.
Whitney Houston died in February 2012, aged 48, after accidentally drowning in a hotel bathtub in Los Angeles.
Angela Basset will make her directorial debut with a biopic about late singer Whitney Houston
The coroner’s report into her death ruled the star had drowned due to heart failure and “chronic” cocaine use.
Whitney Houston sold millions of records worldwide including her hit cover of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You from 1992 film The Bodyguard, in which she also starred.
“I have such regard for both Whitney’s and Bobby’s amazing talents and accomplishments, and I feel a responsibility in the telling of their story,” Angela Basset said.
Although the movie will be Angela Basset’ first turn behind the camera, she has played several characters based on real people.
Her performance as Tina Turner in 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It earned her a best actress Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.
Angela Basset also played Voletta Wallace, the mother of murdered rapper Notorious BIG, in the 2009 film Notorious.
Earlier this year Angela Basset received several TV award nominations for her role in Lifetime TV mini-series Betty and Coretta, where she and Mary J. Blige played the wives of Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, who formed a life-long bond after their husbands’ assassinations.
With a working title of Whitney Houston, the biopic is set to air in 2015. The cast has yet to be announced.
Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship soured after the publication of a tell-all memoir about Whitney Houston’s life, career and personal struggles.
However, Cissy Houston, 79, has attempted to build bridges with granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown by penning a candid letter in which she offers her opinion on the 20-year-old’s current relationship, their shared grief and the controversial book that originally drove a wedge between them.
Cissy Houston published Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and the Night Music Stopped in February, but intimate details about her daughter’s marriage to Bobby Brown, her long battle with cocaine addiction, a rumored gay affair and her eventual, untimely death at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2012, aged 48, enraged her granddaughter.
Writing on Twitter at the time, Bobbi Kristina Brown furiously dismissed her grandmother’s memoir as lies with the tweet: “I KNOW THE TRUTH.”
She added: “I haven’t read and won’t … I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won’t tolerate it.”
Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship soured after the publication of a tell-all memoir about Whitney Houston’s life, career and personal struggles
Whitney Houston’s only child with Bobby Brown is currently engaged to long-term boyfriend Nick Gordon – something Cissy Houston was quick to address in her open letter, which has been published online.
Cissy Houston writes: “Do I want you to get married in the near future? No, I don’t. I think you’re too young and I wish you’d wait. But that’s because I’m Grandma.
“I’m supposed to worry about you. I’m supposed to wonder if Nick or ANY man is good enough for you, My Baby’s Baby.
“I’m not angry with Nick and I don’t think, nor did I ever say anything hurtful about him to anyone. I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don’t intend to.
“So in the future when you read or hear that Cissy Houston said this or said that, be confident in the knowledge that it isn’t true.”
Former gospel star Cissy Houston – who provided backing vocals for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Elvis Presley during the sixties and seventies – also touched on her book, conceding that she understand why Bobbi Kristina Brown would feel so angry about it.
She adds: “…but I hope one day you’ll read it and understand that I just wanted to let the world see some of My Nippy – the sweet, friendly, loving little girl with the extraordinary beauty and boundless talent, who grew into the superstar and musical icon the world saw.
“I want people to know – fans and critics and ordinary people alike – Nippy was a whole person, and like all of us, she was good and bad AND she was my joy!!”
A rep speaking on behalf of Cissy Houston later confirmed there was no ulterior motive behind the 550 word letter.
“No, it’s from the heart,” they told Parade.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter, announced that she had got engaged to Nick Gordon just last week.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 20, already pressed fast-forward to the honeymoon as she’s been enjoying a very public PDA with her “brother” fiancé Nick Gordon in the warm Florida water.
She has been showing off her shapely body and her affection for 24-year-old Nick Gordon on her summer break.
Nick Gordon is the boy Whitney Houston took in when he was 16.
However, one person who isn’t pleased about the big announcement is Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown.
Bobby Brown, 44, told TMZ that he’s not happy about the news and is irked that Nick Gordon never called him to ask for his daughter’s hand in marriage, but he did add that he wants her to be happy.
Rather than celebrating her news, Bobbi Kristina Brown came out of the traps to defend herself last week.
Bobbi Kristina Brown announced that she had got engaged to Nick Gordon
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon’s relationship has been the subject of scrutiny and a fair amount of eyebrow raising since Whitney Houston passed away in February 2012.
And so Bobbi Kristina Brown tackled the scandal in the post on her Facebook page last Wednesday.
She writes: “YES, we me nick are engaged. I’m tired of hearing people say <<eww your engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this>>.
“Let me clear up something, we aren’t even real brother and sister nor is he my adoptive brother. My mom never adopted him. In fact, mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating. My mom knows me better than any of you.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown continued: “A lot of ‘yall are saying that y’all are only saying this all out of love. Which is bull because if that was so, all you would want is for me to be happy.
“People need to seriously stop judging my relationship. Pretty sure it’s my own decision who I want to be with.
“Yes, my relationship may not be perfect. We will have rough patches, just like every other relationship.
“And we have had our rough patches. You may or may not agree with my relationship. You may or may not respect it. Judge me, go ahead.
‘Your opinions are yours and mine are mine. It is my life and not yours. The decisions I make have nothing to do with you. Goodnight.”
Bobby Brown has been released from jail after spending only 9 hours behind bars.
Bobby Brown barely had time to settle into his cell following his incarceration on Wednesday morning for his third DUI conviction.
The singer checked into L.A. County Jail at 9:58 a.m. on Wednesday, before being released at 6:58 p.m. because the jail was “overcrowded”, TMZ reports.
Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in prison last month after being arrested and charged for his third DUI in October.
He was caught driving erratically around Los Angeles on a suspended license, and had been arrested seven months beforehand for a similar crime.
Bobby Brown has been released from jail after spending only 9 hours behind bars
Bobby Brown missed his original court date in February, and was ordered to attend three Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings per week until his hearing on Tuesday.
The County Sheriff’s spokesperson recently said he was likely to only serve 9 days of his sentence – not 9 hours.
Bobby Brown is currently on 4-year probation and has to attend 18 months of alcohol education classes.
Bobby Brown has turned himself over to Los Angeles authorities being jailed on Wednesday morning.
Bobby Brown, 44, was ordered to turn himself in following his most recent driving under the influence (DUI) conviction.
The singer was taken into custody inside a courtroom, where he appeared with his attorney Tiffany Feder, according to TMZ.
Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in prison and 4 years probation late last month after being arrested and charged for his third DUI in October 2012.
Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in prison and 4 years probation late last month after being arrested and charged for his third DUI in October 2012
He was on probation at the time following another drink driving incident last March and was ordered to undertake an 18-month alcohol treatment programme.
After missing his original court date last month in Los Angeles, where his attorney stated his plea was “not guilty”, Bobby Brown was ordered to attend three Alcohol Anonymous (AA) meetings per week until his hearing on Wednesday.
Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston divorced in 2007 after 15 years of marriage, which Whitney previously described as “stormy” and drug-filled.
Cissy Houston has opened up about daughter Whitney and her decision to write a book about the late superstar.
Talking from New York to Daybreak on Wednesday, as the one year anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death approaches, Cissy Houston reveals that her daughter “wanted a normal life but she became a star”.
Whitney Houston’s mother also reveals that her daughter’s fate could have been different if she hadn’t met Bobby Brown, and that she wrote the book “to let people know the real Whitney”.
Cissy Houston, 79, who was also a singer, begins her discussion about her daughter, who was found dead on February 11 2012, by saying: “She was everything to me. She was a wonderful, giving person.”
She went on to speak about how her daughter really just wanted to be the girl next door but she couldn’t live the life of a normal person once she became a star.
When Lorraine asks her: “And even though she was a superstar, you think she maybe wanted the quiet life?”
Cissy Houston replies: “Yes, that’s what she really wanted. She always said, <<All I wanted to do was sing>>. But she came and God blessed her. And she was happy about that but only sometimes I guess.”
The conversation soon turned to Whitney Houston’s much-talk about marriage to Bobby Brown and whether her life would have been different if she had never had met him.
Agreeing with this sentiment, Cissy Houston replied: “I really do. She just happened to fall in love I guess with someone that really wasn’t for her. They were from two different worlds.”
Cissy Houston reveals that Whitney Houston’s fate could have been different if she hadn’t met Bobby Brown, and that she wrote the book “to let people know the real Whitney”
At the time of Whitney’s death Cissy Houston said that she felt angry about what had happened, but a year on her feelings have changed.
“I’m not angry, I’m not angry any more. I was angry that my daughter was dead,” she said.
It wasn’t just Cissy Houston who suffered after Whitney’s death, the singer’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is still coming to terms with what happened.
Cissy Houston admitted: “She’s grieving.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly not too happy about the book’s publication and when prompted on this, her grandmother answered: “She’s a person and has a mind of her own. And she’s grieving.”
But at the end of the day Cissy Houston just wants her daughter to be remembered in a good light.
When asked by Lorraine how she would like her daughter to be remembered, Cissy Houston said: “That she was one of the greatest singers that lived, and she was a wonderful person.
“She gave to charities. I’d just like for her to be remembered for the songstress that she was.”
Tweeting about her grandmother’s book Remembering Whitney, Bobbi Kristina Brown wrote: “ANYTHING concerning my grandmothers Book I & @nickdgordon OF COURSE personally have NOTHING 2 do with I ask you pls RESPECT that Haven’t read & won’t.”
Nick Gordon is Bobbi Kristina Brown’s adoptive brother who she is now in a relationship with.
Cissy Houston has told how she forced daughter Whitney into rehab after finding the singer’s home had been turned into a drug den.
As the first anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death approaches next month, Cissy Houston is still traumatized by her drowning in a Beverley Hilton hotel bath at the age of 48.
But in her memoirs, Remembering Whitney, Cissy Houston admits: “She started partying and she didn’t really know how to stop. I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was.”
According to the extract obtained by People Magazine, Cissy Houston continues to ask herself: “Could I have saved her?”
In a serialization in the Sun, Cissy Houston first realized Whitney had problems when she arrived unannounced at the mansion in Atlanta, Georgia, the singer shared with her husband, Bobby Brown, and their daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Cissy Houston, 79, had been called by her son Gary in early 2005 warning her: “Ma, I think Nippy [Whitney Houston family’s pet name] is really in trouble.” He travelled everywhere with the singer.
Inside, the multi-million house was filthy, but Cissy Houston’s biggest shock came when she saw “big glaring eyes and strange faces” spray painted on the walls and door.
Then in another room, she discovered Whitney Houston’s head had been cut out of a large framed photograph of her with her husband and daughter.
Cissy Houston recalled: “Evil eyes staring out like a threat. Who would do such a thing it seemed crazy. It was beyond disturbing to seeing my daughter’s face cut out like that. It was frightening.”
Cissy Houston has told how she forced daughter Whitney into rehab after finding the singer’s home had been turned into a drug den
In Remembering Whitney, due to be published by Harper and Collins on January 31st, Cissy Houston tells how her daughter yelled at her and refused to come downstairs.
Cissy Houston said Whitney looked as if she was on drugs and did not recognize the woman who was a worldwide star with many Grammy music awards and acclaim as an actress.
She left the house but vowed to save Whitney, returning with a court order and two women police deputies. The petition had been signed by eight people and a doctor who had seen the singer in the past 48 hours.
When they arrived, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were at the doorway. She was shaking as Cissy Houston told her they were taking her into rehab.
Whitney Houston was in hospital for a week, but banned her mother from visiting telling everybody who came to see her that her mother had had “her locked up”.
In 2006 Whitney Houston broke up with Bobby Brown but she never really forgave her mother’s interference in her life, according to the memoirs.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey to be broadcast on Monday, Cissy Houston, a singer in the 60s and 70s, reveals how son Gary told her in a phone call of her daughter’s death at the Los Angeles hotel on February 11 last year.
She said: “I was getting annoyed because he wasn’t telling me anything. He was screaming. He was saying, Nippy, Nippy. I said, <<what’s wrong with her?>>.
“He said, <<Mommy>>, I said, <<Is she dead?>>. He said, <<Yeah, Mommy, she’s dead>>. And I don’t remember too much else after that.”
In the People magazine extract she said: “I’m angry she died alone, in those conditions.”
Cissy Houston says she does not blame Bobby Brown for Whitney’s drug addiction.
“I blame him for the way he treated her, but I don’t blame him for her drug problems,” Cissy Houston is quoted as saying.
“He was no help to her at all.”
Bobby Brown, ex-husband of late star Whitney Houston, has pleaded not guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Bobby Brown, 43, maintained his innocence at Los Angeles court on Friday, despite the fact it is the third time he has been charged with DUI.
He denied multiple charges stemming from being pulled over at around 1:00 a.m. on October 24, 2012 after police believed he was driving erratically in the Tarzana area of Los Angeles.
Officers subsequently discovered Bobby Brown was behind the wheel without the dashboard breathalyser he was previously ordered by court to carry around with him.
Deputy City Attorney Diego Edber, told E! Online Bobby Brown was not in court but that his attorney, Tiffany Feder, entered not guilty pleas on his behalf.
Bobby Brown maintained his innocence at Los Angeles court on Friday, despite the fact it is the third time he has been charged with DUI
Bobby Brown is facing charges of driving under the influence with a refusal to submit to a chemical test, driving with a suspended license due to a conviction of an alcohol offence, and driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device.
The last two counts are the result of another DUI arrest back in March in the San Fernando Valley. Bobby Brown received three years’ probation and did a spell in rehab after pleading no contest in that case.
The judge ordered Bobby Brown attend three Alcoholics Anonymous classes per week as a condition of his release until the next court date, with the next pretrial hearing scheduled for December 13.
However, the lawman also denied the prosecutor’s request to impose a $75,000 bail on the entertainer.
If convicted of the new charges, Bobby brown could face a maximum of two years in jail.
Bobby Brown was arrested early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles for driving under the influence.
According to local media reports, the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. when a police cruiser spotted Bobby Brown driving erratically and pulled him over. The officer reportedly smelled alcohol and gave the singer a field sobriety test, which he was said to have failed.
Bobby Brown, 43, was promptly taken into custody and booked at a nearby police station.
The incident in the San Fernando Valley section of L.A. is Bobby Brown’s second DUI arrest this year.
Bobby Brown was arrested early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles for driving under the influence
In March, Bobby Brown was busted for driving under the influence in the same part of town.
A judge sentenced him to an alcohol treatment program, probation and a fine after he pleaded no contest, just one month after his ex wife, Whitney Houston died.
Bobby Brown admitted himself into a rehab facility in August.
Cissy Houston is terrified granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown will suffer the same fate as Whitney Houston – and die young from drugs.
Last week, it was reported that the Houston family were going to court in a bid to keep Bobbi Kristina Brown’s inheritance money protected from bad influences.
And now TMZ claim that sources close to Cissy Houston say the 79-year-old fears Bobbi Kristina Brown’s own boyfriend Nick Gordon and father Bobby Brown are capable of “draining Bobbi’s fortune given half the chance”.
Insiders claim Cissy Houston wants the 19-year-old to “mature” before getting her hands on an estate of $20 million.
Cissy Houston is terrified granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown will suffer the same fate as Whitney
Bobbi Kristina Brown hit the headlines after she started dating her foster brother Nick Gordon and decided to star in her own reality show.
And it seems her behavior has come back to haunt her, as the family of try to stop her getting her hands on her inheritance.
The trustees of the estate, which includes Cissy Houston, have filed legal documents requesting that the payment schedule to Bobbi Kristina Brown be changed.
According to Radar, they fear Bobbi Kristina Brown is under the “undue influence” of objectionable people.
In court documents filed in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Cissy Houston is claiming her granddaughter “is a highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance and/or seek to benefit from respondent’s resources and celebrity”.
The trustees claim in the schedule of distribution conflicts with her “intent to provide long-term financial security and protection for her child”.
“Compliance with the provisions of the trust would defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of the purposes of the trust, which were to provide for the proper maintenance and comfort of the respondent, and to prevent the wasting of trust assets, as evidenced by the trust’s spend thrift provision.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown is the sole beneficiary of Whitney Houston’s estate, which holds all of the superstar’s remaining earnings and assets.
Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February, with the coroner ruling she died of an accidental drowning.
Bobby Brown has checked out of rehab early after admission for alcohol treatment.
Bobby Brown, 43, has left an undisclosed facility, where he was thought to be receiving treatment for alcohol addiction problems.
It comes less than three weeks after he agreed to be admitted as part of a deal struck following his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) in March.
Bobby Brown has checked out of rehab early after admission for alcohol treatment
A source close to the family told RadarOnline: “Bobby is no longer in rehab, he decided he’s had enough treatment for his problems.
“When he first checked in, he promised his family and friends, including his New Edition band mates, that this time he was going to stay in rehab for the full treatment. That’s normally a 90-day program.
“However, after fulfilling his duties for his DUI plea deal, Bobby has decided that he doesn’t need treatment anymore.”
Bobby Brown’s family are now said to be “terrified” that he will start drinking again, and some are said to have questioned whether his intentions to give up alcohol are “genuine”.
The source added: “Bobby’s family and friends are terrified, despite his pleas that he’s sober, that he will fall off the wagon once again.
“They’re not sure if he was ever serious about conquering his demons and have voiced their concerns.
“It’s difficult to believe someone going into rehab for alcohol addiction for such a short time is genuine about giving up drinking.”
Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheridge recently admitted she and his children – three-year-old Cassius from the couple’s relationship, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina with late ex-wife Whitney Houston, and Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, with previous partners – were “proud” of the singer for entering rehab.
This week it has emerged Bobby Brown is “doing well” in rehab, after entering a facility as part of a plea deal following DUI arrest.
Bobby Brown, 43, entered the undisclosed treatment centre last week, with his lawyer admitting he agreed to seek help as part of the agreement made following the March arrest in Los Angeles.
In a statement, attorney Christopher Brown said: “Mr. Brown takes his agreement very seriously and admitted himself three weeks after concluding his honeymoon in Mexico during a break from the New Edition tour.
“Bobby is doing well and receiving services that comply with his agreement with the State of California.”
Bobby Brown is “doing well” in rehab, after entering a facility as part of a plea deal following DUI arrest
His new wife Alicia Etheridge said she and the father-of-five’s offspring, including three-year-old Cassius from their relationship and Bobbi Kristina with late ex-wife Whitney Houston, are “proud” of him for seeking help.
Alicia Etheridge said: “Bobby’s children and loved ones are very proud of him.
“We appreciate his fans prayers and well wishes. Bobby is mentally in a good place.”
However, it seems Bobbi Kristina Brown was not aware of the words being spoken on her behalf.
Asked by TMZ if he is “rising above” his problems, Bobbi Kristina Brown said: “Rise above is not the word you should use. Not at all.”
The pair’s relationship has been unstable for some years now, and deteriorated further following Whitney Houston’s death in February.
Bobbi Kristina Brown even snubbed her father’s wedding in June, instead opting to shoot for her Lifetime reality show, which has been dubbed The Houston Family Chronicles.
Bobby Brown seemed cheesed off on Wednesday as he left the upmarket Italian restaurant La Scala in Beverly Hills, with Alicia Etheridge trying to calm the New Edition singer down.
His new wife’s soothing words seemed to do the trick, as they were soon holding hands and walking merrily together.
Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge got married last week at a ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii while surrounded by close friends and relatives.
It is said to have been a festive affair, with many of the singer’s children in attendance including 23-year-old Landon, 22-year-old La’Princia, 19-year-old Bobby Jr. and 3-year-old Cassius, his only child so far with Alicia Etheridge.
Bobby Brown seemed cheesed off as he left La Scala in Beverly Hills, with Alicia Etheridge trying to calm him down
A notable absentee was Bobbi Kristina Brown, his 19-year-old daughter with tragic former wife Whitney Houston.
Bobbi Kristina Brown stayed away to shoot scenes with boyfriend Nick Gordon in New York for her forthcoming Lifetime reality series, The Houston Chronicles.
Bobby Brown, 43, was reportedly very disappointed, with a source saying: “Bobby Brown was desperate for her to go to his recent wedding, but she would not return his calls.”
Newlyweds Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge were spotted hanging out on the beaches of Hawaii’s Oahu island for their honeymoon yesterday.
Alicia Etheridge flaunted her curves with a bandeau two-piece while Bobby Brown, 43, wore swim trunks, as they enjoyed quality time together taking romantic walks along the shore.
Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge swapped vows on Monday in Honolulu surrounded by friends and family, except Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with Whitney Houston.
Newlyweds Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge were spotted hanging out on the beaches of Hawaii's Oahu island for their honeymoon yesterday
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, was said to be shooting scenes for her Lifetime reality show, The Houston Chronicles.
However, Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge’ solo time together will be cut short because the musician will have to return to the stage with his New Edition peeps for their 30th anniversary tour.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly refusing to attend Bobby Brown’s upcoming Hawaiian wedding to Alicia Etheridge.
According to various reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, seriously doesn’t like her father’s future wife.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is reportedly refusing to attend Bobby Brown’s upcoming Hawaiian wedding to Alicia Etheridge
Since Bobbi Kristina really doesn’t get down with her future step mother and she has a strained relationship with her dad, Bobby Brown, she has opted not to make the attempt to play nice on her father’s wedding day.
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