Sunday night Oprah snagged one of the biggest interviews of the year when she sat down with Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, brother, and daughter Bobbi Krirstina.
Speaking for the first time about the singer’s passing, Houston’s brother Gary and sister-in-law Patricia cleared up some of the rumors. According to Patricia, Whitney wasn’t getting high before her death and was excited about her upcoming projects. However, Patricia mentioned she was afraid Whitney was “looking for love in all the wrong places” and was “chasing” a younger man (Ray J, perhaps?). Patricia and Gary also commented on Whitney’s rocky marriage to Bobby Brown, saying he wasn’t to blame for her downward spiral. Gary also insisted that he liked Bobby and he was never barred from the funeral. Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, is understandably heartbroken and is unable to give interviews about her daughter’s death, but in a pre-taped conversation with Oprah she said she didn’t believe the funeral home leaked the pictures of Whitney’s body.
In one of the most poignant moments came when Oprah spoke to the love of Whitney’s life, Bobbi Kristina.
Although coping with her mother’s death has been rough on her, Bobby Kris say she still hears her mother’s voice and feels her spirit.
“I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, telling me, ‘Keep moving,’ you know? ‘I’m right here—I got you,’” she told Oprah. “She’s always with me. I can always feel her, I can always feel her with me. That’s all I hear. She always asked me, ‘Do you need me?” One day, I caught myself —I don’t even know why I said it, but I said, ‘I always need you.”
Bobbi Kristina also told Oprah that she’s going to keep her mother’s legacy alive by following in her footsteps and singing and acting.
“She was preparing me for this…she was preparing me for what’s to come,” Bobbi Krstina said.
Watch Bobbi Kristina’s chat with Oprah & tell us what you think.