Bobby Brown Blocked from Seeing Bobbi Kristina and Attending Whitney’s Funeral

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February 15, 2012 ‐ By

Bobby Brown has been made out to be the scapegoat while the public tries to explain Whitney Houston’s sudden death Saturday, and apparently even Whitney’s family believe her ex-husband is to blame.

Despite reportedly flying back to LA after his concert Saturday to be with his daughter, Bobby Brown still has not seen Bobbi Kristina, and he thinks Whitney’s mother, Cissy is to blame. According to TMZ:

“Bobby is angry and frustrated because he only came to LA to care for 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina after she was hospitalized twice.

“As for why he’s blaming Whitney’s mom for the freeze out — we’re told Brown thinks Cissy has hated him for years.

The hate doesn’t stop there. Bobby has also supposedly been told not to attend Whitney’s funeral services at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.

“People connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn’t attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn’t fond of him.”

No official word has been given from the family on this, and Bobby says he only wants to attend to support his daughter who is said to be cared for in a Los Angeles home as of now.Bobby hasn’t said what he plans to do but insiders say if he shows up, he will “most likely be turned away.”

While I think we’re all in agreement that Whitney is to blame for her own drug addiction, and ultimately her death, I can see why the family would have a hard time with his presence at the funeral, but keeping him from his daughter—not knowing what type of relationship they have—just seems unfair.

What you do think about how Whitney’s family is shunning Bobby? Are they wrong?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • JACKIE

    I REALLY DON’T THINK WHITNEY WOULD MIND….DO YOU??????

  • Stan4reds

    I don’t care for my granddaughter’s father either, but if my daughter passed away I wouldn’t stop him from being there for his daughter. It may be hard but I would have to put my personal feelings aside. It is not about me but my granddaughter. Holding grudges, hatred, and malice is not Christ-like. AND YOU ARE TEACHING THE CHILD TO HATE HER FATHER AND OTHER PEOPLE. STOP USING THIS OPPURTUNY TO GET HIM BACK. IF WHITNEY FORGAVE HIM AND HE ASKED THE LORD TO FORGIVE HIM, AS WELL AS HIS DAUGHTER THEN WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE. I’m just saying! Amen and Amen. Whitney I know as outspoken as you were, you would not have approved of what’s going on right now with your family and Bobby. Well beautiful Songbird may you rest internally in peace. You will be truly missed.

  • Ceemoore

    Bobby is in Prince Georges County, MD performing w/New Edition TONIGHT! 

  • Ceemoore

    Bobby is in Prince Georges County, MD performing w/New Edition TONIGHT! 

  • Elm1713

    SAD,SAD .SAD…In the end this girl is going to resent her Grand mother for this…I know she is hurting and maybe never liked the guy,and never wil but thats not the way to do this,,This is so wrong on so many levels..Whitney went to all of Bobbys relatives funerals long after they were divorced..She was not bitter she even got up and sang at one of the funeral..Come on Cissy take the high road…Everybodys hurting right now..don’t make things worse..

  • Scotty

    The funeral is no place for Bobby.  Bobbi Kris has her grandparents and other relatives to give her support during that time and she is very close to all of them.  A man who abused his wife and introduced her to drugs and is no longer a part of her life should not be allowed at the funeral.  Any condolences he would have would be cheap. 

  • Simmonsrdfrd

    Whitney never blamed Bobby Brown for addiction . What she said he was her drug,people let’s stop spreading bad rumors. What ever they did as a couple or how they did it is no ones business. On to the matter at hand.Ms. Cissy is wrong , I am positive her daughter would not have approved of this decision. Can we ever do anything with dignity and respect. There’s always tommorrow. 

  • B4_gurl1

    I believe it’s very unfair.  Why shut him out now? Where were they when Whitney needed them, where was her family in all of this??? They’re just looking for someone to blame, they should blame themselves.  Whitney has been using long before Bobby. Why not blame her dad and her aunt Dionne? They gave her, her first exposure to drugs.  All of this won’t bring her back, and shutting Bobby out just makes the whole thing that much more sordid.  What would Whitney have wanted?  I believe she would have wanted him there.  

    The new song she did ‘Don’t cry for me,’ was very self prophetic, she knew this day was coming soon and she clearly expressed in the song that no one should be blamed, so to honor Ms. Houston, please, honor her wishes.

  • elm1713@sympatico.ca

    I THINK THEY SHOULD JUST LET DUDE GO TO THE FUNERAL FOR THE DAUGHTERS SAKE…HONOUR THE DEAD WITHOUT FUTHER DRAMA..FIGHT AFTER..WOW THIS IS TACKY…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZK34QCWL4NGU2CQSTHBBGU56CM Tri Tri

    People need to learn how to put they big drawls on and be civil for ONE day. 

  • Msgordon33

    ME PERSONALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SO UPSET WITH BOBBY AND TRYING TO BAN HIM FROM EVERYTHING I MEAN SHE WAS A GROWN WOMAN WHEN SHE STARTED TO DO DRUGS AND FOR ALL WE KNOW SHE MAY HAVE BEEN DOING THEM WAY BEFORE SHE GOT WITH HIM BUT ONLY SHE KNOWS HE WAS DEEMED THE BAD BOY OFF THE TOP WHOSE TO SAY SHE DIDN’T TURN HIM OUT BUT OF COURSE NOT BECAUSE SHE’S A PREACHER’S DAUGHTER DON’T GET ME WRONG I’M A BIG WHITNEY FAN BUT EVERYBODY HAS SKELTONS IN THEIR CLOSET AND DURING THIS TIME SHE NEEDS ALL HER FAMILY INCLUDING HER DADDY TO BE THERE TO SUPPORT HER SO THIS STUPID CHILDISH IDIOTIC BAN THAT THEY HAVE OR TRYING TO HAVE SHE NEED TO REALIZE THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR HATE IT IS TIME TO CELEBRATE HER & HER LIFE AND IF SHE WANT TO CONTINUE YOU TO HATE HIM DO IT AFTERWARDS BECAUSE I’M SURE HE’S HURTING TOO AND SHE SHOULD REALIZE THAT AS WELL AND ONE MORE THING I HOPE AND PRAY THAT SOMEONE IS KEEPING THEIR EYES ON BOBBI KRITINA BECAUSE I DON’T WANT TO SEE NO BAD REPORT ON THE NEWS ABOUT HER BECAUSE SHE IS SO FRAGILE RIGHT NOW AND I’M QUITE SURE EVERYONE KNOW WHAT I MEAN BY BAD REPORT I JUST CHOOSE

  • GUEST

    I think @GENESIS HARSLEY made a good point.  Maybe it was Bobbi who does not want to see him at all and made that request.  She’s not 5, but an adult.  There is no way they could keep him away if she says otherwise hmmmmm….

  • Gmarie

    This is sad, selfish, and petty on behalf of the Houston family. I know that Whitney would want him there, if not for her for THEIR CHILD. The same way she would be at his funeral, in a heartbeat. Bobby has been out of Whitney’s life for several years now. He started a new family in peace and has seemingly cleaned up his act.  He had nothing to do with any of her recent issues, any of her recent antics, or any of her recent friends. Their feelings on him should not overshadow the bigger picture. Bobby K has ONE living parent now, please allow him to be a shoulder for her and vice versa. These are the two people who have had the closest bond with Whitney over the past 20 years.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYU3P6ITSCYYBRKUGCBF35B6NQ something2say

      Bobby should have been allowed to attend. Bobby’s mother died not too long ago and Whitney was right there up there at the alter with Bobby’s family… singing!

  • flykiss121

    I don’t know the details but isn’t it enough that she lost her mother? Why compound that with keeping her father away from her and the funeral. In my opinion, people need to set some things aside when it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one who has passed. You only have that one opportunity and it just doesn’t seem right to deny someone the opportunity to say their last words…and maybe even an apology or expression of regret. Who knows what all went on in their relationship. He should be allowed closure and Bobbi Kristina shouldn’t be stressed out anymore than she already has been by her mom’s death. 

    • REALLY

      Once again, everyone is making assumptions.  Please don’t believe everything you read in these blogs.  No one knows the truth except Whitney, Bobby and Bobbi Kris.  We have no right to impose judgement on any of them.  Question:  If Whitney passed in Beverly Hills, and her mom was in New Jersey, then how could she stop him from being with his daughter?  Secondly, Bobbi Kris is 18, how can her grandmother keep her from her father?  People..come on.  Before you make comments about her family, or church folks…think.  If you don’t know the TRUE facts about this then just pray for them and stop casting judgement.

  • 4everbule Zeta

    Bobbi Kris will resent them for it later in life if they go down this path.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8633338 Jessica Pharm

    The last time I check Bobbi Kristina is a an adult and can choose to be around whomever she wants. Not to mention Whitney was a grown woman and he made her own choices, not saying she deserved what happen but people need to get real when it comes to this woman. And who knows how she died. Drugs may not have played a part in this at all. 

  • Prissy

    I agree with this. He is NO longer family. 

    • Popskerry

      Bobbi is his daughter, so yes he is still family.

  • Blkpitpep

    The only one they should blame is Noone. Whitney had a mind of her own and did what she wanted to do! People wake the hell up and quit accusing other’s!

  • Porkysgirl816

    If they are going to keep Bobby from the funeral then he should be able to have a private viewing. After all he is Bobbi Kristina’s father and if Whitney was still alive, they both would be involved in her life, no matter how old she gets. 

  • Linda

    They’re wrong! It was a very unhealthy relationship, but they loved each other and were together for many years, and he’s the father of their only child. 

    Additionally, albeit understandable, they’re still in denial about her drug use as she was doing drugs before she met Bobby.  

    All we can do as the public and her fans is pray for them and give them the space they need to grieve and heal. 

    Rest peacefully, beautiful Whitney…

  • Writergrl402

    How do you know that Whitney was responsible for her death? How do you know what happened. Poor writing and was is passing for journalism.

    • Crimjust

       Are you serious? Okay let’s go from what her family has released to the public. According to them and the relative that found her, she had taken prescription pills and had been drinking alcohol. Now who is responsible for her death? She is and that is the bottom line. We can blame everyone else for her getting on drugs and staying on them and everything else that went wrong in her life but the reality is she is the one who allowed it and she alone is the only one who could have stopped it. I know this is hard for a lot of fans to accept but reality is a cold hard road to follow in the end Whitney is still dead and she is still responsible for her own death.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYU3P6ITSCYYBRKUGCBF35B6NQ something2say

        Did you see Jennifer Holiday on CNN? She talked about how Whitney helped her in her time of need… she suffered from depression. However, I think she spoke truth about Whitney too. Said that Whitney was getting high before  she met Bobby.

        RIP Whitney… you’ll be missed.

  • http://twitter.com/AdrienneInLove Age

    I think the fact that they were married and had a child allows him a final goodbye at her funeral. Point blank. It’s not just about “who likes who”.

  • Audie B Wilson Sr

    Yes, the family is wrong; that is simply pure “HATE”, and Cissy will pay for her actions.  God don’t like ugly.

  • http://www.by-elsinore4u.com/ Elsinore

    What is usually posted in the news most times is only  a very small potion of the entire picture and the full truth. We don’t know all the facts and the entire truth of the matter and therefore have no right to judge. But I certainly know that at times we have to make unpopular decisions as we see fit  for the well-being and preservation of our families, especially our young women.

  • Audie B Wilson Sr

    Yes, the family is wrong; that is simply pure “HATE”, and Cissy will pay for her actions.  God don’t like ugly.

    • Crimjust

       Well then Cissy really is on the outs! Okay I had to get that one out the reality is Cissy is running the show, I am reminded of something I was once told by my father he stated “Keep people especially your relatives out of your marriage, you and your husband may disagree and argue but you two will forgive each other and go on. Your family and friends will not be quite so forgiving and hold it against him forever that may just as well be the case here.

  • TNBeauty

    The whole planning of the services is a little off in my opinion. They don’t want a public memorial (I understand not wanting her body there but they said no period) and the funeral is invite only. Now they allegedly are not inviting Bobbi Brown or allowing him to see his daughter. This is getting a little…. Selfish on her family’s part. I understand that WH is in integral part of their family unit but the world, her fans, made her a superstar. I think we all would like to celebrate her life with the family. As for BB, I get that people think he is the catalyst to her downfall. It has even reported by her personal friends that she involved in drugs before BB. As an adult WH made that choice to get help an get out. I hope the family comes to their senses and allow him to be there if for no one else his daughter. Who knows though…. Maybe Bobbi Kris requested not to see him. I think she needs to address that with him and not let the family instigate it. Just my opinion and wandering mind. At the end of the day we have to pray. Sorry for any typos.

  • http://twitter.com/Da_VillesG_Gurl Babyluv N DA Ville

    The fmaily is dead wrong for that it does not seem fair at all. CRACK does not kill the life stlye obtained in using drugs kills.. NO ONE forced Whitney to smoke CRACK…. She did it HERSELF…. She was a wonderful women with a great gift from GOD please allow her family to mourn proplerly.. THAT INCLUDES BOBBY BROWN… IT IS NOT HIS FAULT… TRUST WHEN I SAY I AM NOT ALL THAT FOND OF HIM BUT WHATS RIGHT IS RIGHT AND WHITNEYS MAMA NEEDS TO BACK OFF AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS A ISSUE WITH HIM SEEING HIS DAUGHTER OR ATTENDING
    THE FUNERAL.. he was her HUSBAND AND SHE WAS HIS WIFE…  

  • Mahoganyslade

    It was HIS wife and that’s HIS daughter. The family should stay out of that and, agreeing with REALLY, Bobbi Kris should make that decision if one has to be made. That family will have extreme BAD KARMA if they do not allow him to be with his daughter or pay last respects to his ex-wife.

  • ALH

    I don’t know how much of this is true, but if Whitney’s family is supposedly a Christian family and follow Christ-like behavior, they MUST FORGIVE. Feelings don’t have anything to do with what is RIGHT in God’s eyes. Matthew 6:14-15 says, “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Praying that LOVE, PEACE, and JOY will reign over the family and the funeral.

  • Aprilw40

    This is just sad all the way around.  People tend not to realize how this will affect Bobbi Kristina in the long run, yes she needs family, but her father is family and the only parent she has now. Even to bar him from the funeral is wrong, they were married for 14 years for goodness sakes.  All parties involved are grown adults, I hope that act like it.  Death sometimes brings out the worst in people when it should be a time to show love for one another.  I pray that everyone will get along during this sad time because I truly believe Whitney would want this.

  • Ayita

    At time when all should come together to get through the untimely death of a great person.  Regardless to what has happened in the past–it think it is unfair to keep him from the daughter and the funeral as well.  However, seeing that the family does have some issues with him; why not deal with it after the funeral. 

  • myopinionmatters2

    there is more to this story… and the family is gonna reveal but so much… all we can do is respect their privacy..

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aintbelievingeverythingusay Janet Torrence

    Hard to believe these are church going, born again Christians if this is happening. Too bad they don’t realize how much they are going to need repentance to even see Whitney again in Heaven themselves by letting this go down. Bobbi Kristina will not survive the funeral if her father isn’t there to hold her. SHAME!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310070195 Genesis Harsley

    No, they had a dysfunctional relationship bc they both were under the influence most of the time thus causing them both to act like kids forcing bobbi to act like the parent —-> that happens when u have an addiction or any kind of unhealthy situation in front of her kids. I’m sure Whitney is tired of people saying what she wanted.

  • Womanrising

    Yes I do believe they are wrong. Inspite of how they feel about him, he was married to Whitney and he is the father of her only daughter Bobby Kristina. He should be allowed to morn her passing also. Every grown up is responsible for their own action. He may have been a factor in Whitney’s deciding to do drugs but he did not hold a gun to her head and make her do it.

    • Jaci

      Bobby’s only connection to Whitney using drugs was that they did drugs TOGETHER. Whitney was using drugs LONG before she hooked up with Bobby. Like their song “Something In Common”, their something in common was drug use… Bobby did not influence someone that already had a proclivity for using drugs…. Bobby is just an easy scapegoat. While Whitney was the world’s songbird sweetheart, Bobby has always been the easy-to-blame bad boy for any of her screw-ups. They seemed to have a very co-dependent relationship.  From the outside, it looked pretty volatile. But, for any couple, their is always something that keeps them together. For Whitney and Bobby, it could have been Bobbi Kris, it could have been music, it could have been money, it could have been drugs. They were together for a long time, by Hollywood/celebrity standards.

      My experience with beautiful, popular women that use drugs is that they tend to hook up with someone that can easily supply them with their drug of choice, while their image goes untarnished. In my younger days, I have had friends that hooked up with drug dealers, and everyone’s question is “What does she see in him?” He is her supplier, that’s what she sees…

      Not saying that Bobby was a dealer or anything like that, just saying that more than likely, they got high together… And I don’t think Bobby put a gun to Whitney’s head and forced her to do it….

  • Danielle68

    It’s tough when church folk forget to be Christ-like.

    • Nefijones1

      I agree!  And thank you for pointing this out.  They are not being “Christ like” at all if this story is true. 

      It’s shameful and embarrasing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/barabra.collins Barabra Collins

       AMEN What TO 4 give 7 times seven as God has 4 given us so we should do the same let her be with her Father

    • Stan4reds

      Amen and Amen! I don’t care for my granddaughter’s father either, but if my daughter passed away I wouldn’t stop him from being there for his daughter. It may be hard but I would have to put my personal feelings aside. It is not about me but my granddaughter. Holding grudges, hatred, and malice is not Christ-like. AND YOU ARE TEACHING THE CHILD TO HATE HER FATHER AND OTHER PEOPLE. STOP USING THIS OPPURTUNY TO GET HIM BACK. IF WHITNEY FORGAVE HIM AND HE ASKED THE LORD TO FORGIVE HIM, AS WELL AS HIS DAUGHTER THEN WHO ARE YOU TO JUDGE. I’m just saying!

  • Abdulsar

    For God’s memory, please leave Bobbi Brown alone and let him be happy with his sorrow and lost. His daughter needs him more, why this society became so cruel. Give this man a break, his own blood but at least monitor give him a chance to show thatheis been contributing in our society since he was a teenager. he is also a world star even society is doing its best to take this man down, they killed its relationship, where is Whitney now, seriously. At least they got one another, we just have become a gossip culture with spying minds, no respect for the other and we wonder why people that we love are suicidal. She is going to miss a mom, lets worry about that aspect. Very ridiculous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1310070195 Genesis Harsley

    You all don’t know exactly how bad Whitney and Bobby’s relationship was. Whitney could have possibly requested that he never come to her funeral. Bobbi seen all the stuff her father did to her mother, spitting on her and disrespecting her, how do u all even know that she even likes him. She could have requested to not see him at all. Think about it, shes been with Whitney the whole time since their divorce. On her tweeter she never even acknowledges the man. Stop being so quick to judge the family for their decisions and telling them what they SHOULD do. He had a chance to make things right when he was living, the lesson he’ll learn is don’t wait till someone dies. It’s funny how when ppl hurt u and aid to ur down fall ur suppose to sympathetic to them when they hurt. Her family knows what theyre doing, leave tem alone

    • Linda

      I read this after I posted my comment stating they’re wrong. Now after reading your comment and being reminded about the abuse she talked about on Oprah, I was wrong. Thanks for pointing that out to us. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laraque-C-Joseph/100001375651182 Laraque C Joseph

       I understing that , we all are very much concern about that situation n express our personal feellings but no one knows exactly who to blame.I also believe that we loved Mrs Withney very much n still do, that ‘s soo nice.. .But i dont think we love her more than her own mother.So,let wait n see what the daughter has to say,beside she’s the one who lost a mother,may the Lord give her the courage to deal w/t the lost…..About Mr Bobbi Brown ;He has now all the time that he needs to think about the whole situation,sometimes,it’s always better to walk away instead of hurting a love one specially if there’s a child involve n if u have to hit; hit someone that can hit u back cz a woman is not your personal property.     

  • GUEST

    Whitney blamed Bobby for getting her hooked on drugs….so I guess that’s why they don’t want him around.  He is the catalyst for her downfall….

    • Linda

      She was doing drugs before she met Bobby and it was stated by people (incl Whitney), she sought him to start a relationship. 

    • Carmenshanell

      Whitney never blamed Bobby for her being on drugs. She has disputed that many times actually. And truth be told, Whitney was on drugs before her and Bobby got married. Clive just did a good job of keeping it out of the media because she was making him millions. The family wants someone to blame and it has always been Bobby because he was the supposed bad boy while she was the rich and famous angel with a flawless voice.
      Nobody said anything about her relationship with Eddie Murphy and everyone knows Eddie was tooting cocaine. She was in love with him too.
      Bobby can’t be the catalyst for her downfall when she was the one with the solid foundation. She had a good support system, a good christian background. I know love is strong, but not strong enough to make someone do crack if that’s not what they want to do. She was very much an adult when they met. She is older than he. And she was very well capable of making her own decisions.
      People hate taking responsibility and love to blame. When we adore people we don’t want to see them in a poor light. But Bobby didn’t put a gun to her head. They stayed married longer than most celebrity couples and even with Cissy’s multiple attempts to “rescue” her from Bobby, she stayed/went back.

    • Gmarie

      Whitney NEVER blamed bobby, she took personal responsibility for her habit not once but TWICE in nationally televised interviews. In fact she defended him on several occasions. That is what I liked about Whitney. She never allowed anyone to force her into saying something that wasn’t true, she never did anything she didn’t want to do, and she never stopped herself from doing anything she actually WANTED to do.

    • Jaci

      whitney was using drugs long before she and bobby hooked up.

      • JACKIE

        YEP….he did not hold a gun to her head and make her?????

    • FromUR2UB

      Whitney blamed him because it was easy to do that, and she hadn’t accepted responsibility for her own addictions.  No one can get someone hooked on drugs without force-feeding it to them, and people can’t get hooked on something they don’t start in the first place.  If there was some chameleonic attribute to her personality, that made her feel she needed to conform to his habits to be with him, then he can’t be faulted for that either.

      I understand that her mother is hurting.  But at some point, she’ll need to realize that her daughter was a willing participant in her own addiction.  It also doesn’t serve her grandchild well to not acknowledge her mother’s role in her own destiny.  Problems like this sometime repeat themselves through generations because instead of dealing with it honestly, people sweep it under the carpet and pretend it doesn’t exist.  Bobbi Kristina has already learned how to handle difficulties from observing the way her mom and dad handled them.  Now, if it’s not too late, her grandmother will have to try to undo that.  But it can’t happen if she won’t deal with truth.    

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.codner Barbara Codner

    Despite their divorce, Whitney & Bobby had an amicable relationship.  She would’ve wanted him there. 

    • Danielle68

      I believe you are right…she would want him to be there for Bobbi Kris…

  • Danielle Stevenson

    Whether the family likes him or not, Whitney was married to the man for years and he’s the father of her only child. I would like to think that everyone can be respectful and cordial for one day and let the man pay his respects to his former wife.

  • http://www.sexyfocusedambitious.com/ Lauryn Doll

    I don’t give a damn about anyone’s personal feelings. As you’ve written BeVic, Houston is to blame for her own issues. Period. May she RIP but may her family also not keep the man from being there for his daughter – and for himself. They were married for over 12 years – you cannot tell me they didn’t truly love each other so f*** all that. People need to get over themselves. F*** your feelings. What would Whitney want? 

  • REGAL UK

    Now that is childish and stupid of them to stop him from seeing his daughter when she needs her father the most. I saw a picture of Whitney, Bobby Brown and their daughter out together about a week ago and they were all happy…therefore this is NOT what Whitney would have wanted. Bobby Brown was holding his daughter’s hand while they walked which means they have a good relationship! And to stop him from being at the funeral of someone he obviously loved and the mother of his child is proper wrong. If it is true that he has not seen his child yet and he is not invited to the funeral then it’s unfortunate and regrettable!!!

  • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

    I don’t really know the whole situation as to why her family is so adamant about keeping him away but this whole thing just sounds wrong on so many levels. Yes they were divorced, people grow apart it happens, especially in celebrityland…but this man had an EIGHTEEN YEAR RELATIONSHIP (dated for 3, married 15) with Whitney, and is the father to her only child. He also just lost his own father on the same day he lost her. Let this man grieve. It’s not going to hurt anyone to let him just show up and pay his respects to the woman with whom he shared such a big part of his life with. Smh

    Funeral blocking aside, it is just WRONG to keep him away from his daughter. Cissy should know better. Like I said, I don’t know the full story so I’ll just leave it at that for now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/regina.woodruff Regina Woodruff

      Bobby’s father passed in december 2011.

      • Whitneyfagn

        Exactly

        • Whitneyfan

          Oops that was stop, supposed to say from “Whitneyfan”

      • LaLaLaMeansILoveYou

        Thanks for clearing that up…it’s funny because when I read that “Pops” had died the same day as Whitney (can’t remember the name of the website), I remember thinking “didn’t he already die a few months ago?”…add to that a co-worker of mine insisting (and confirming) also that he just died after Whitney and there you have a misinformed LaLa :-/

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    • FromUR2UB

      I agree with you.  CNN kept reporting that he appeared with an “entourage” of nine people, but in his statement he said he appeared with his children and had been asked to move three times after they were seated.  Does that not sound like security was messing with him?  And,since when are a person’s children part of an entourage?!  I’ve never been a Bobby Brown fan, but it’s unfair that people act as though he caused her death, and feel a need to inflict punishment on him for it.  As dysfunctional as their relationship was, he and Whitney Houston were partners in making it what it was.  So when he appeared to pay his respects to his ex-wife, and provide some moral support for their daughter, there should have been a place reserved to accomodate him and his children.  Someone in Houston’s family or whoever was handling the arrangements, should have made sure that would happen.  That they didn’t, was sloppy.  A white guy would not have suffered that kind of indignity regardless of his past, because white people always protect the image of white men.

      Although Bobbi Kristina is a legal adult, she’s still going to need his presence to help her get through her grief.  Where was the family when she was growing up in the midst of that mess of a life that her parents created for her?  If they didn’t feel the need to intervene and protect her as a kid, then they shouldn’t feel the need to protect her from him now.

  • Missme77

    Thats sad but she’s grown no one can stop her from seeing her dad.

    • REALLY

      I think ultimately, Bobby Kris can and should make the final decision on seeing her father and him attending the funeral.  She’s 18 and should be given a voice in all of the arrangements. 

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