Whitney’s family speaks out about the late singer’s incredible spirit in this emotional interview — see what they said.
Whitney Houston‘s February 11 death shocked the world, but in a March 11 special shot in Atlanta, Oprah Winfrey interviewed those closest to her: her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, longtime manager and sister-in-law Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston.
Bobbi, 19, spoke first, saying that she still feels her mother’s spirit around her.
“I can sing her music but to hear it right now — I can’t” she said. “I can hear her voice talking to me in spirit: ‘Keep moving baby, I got you.’ I can always hear her with me.’”
Furthermore, she says although it is hard to keep herself together after the death, she’s managing to do it day by day.
“I start crying and deal with it, but then I hear her voice again: ‘Keep moving’,” she said.
Patricia spoke next, saying that she thought drugs might eventually play a role in her death.
“The handwriting was on the wall,” she said. “I would be kidding myself otherwise. But things were really changing with her.”
Furthermore, she said Whitney was really focused on starting the foundation of a career for Bobbi Kristina.
“She loved Krissy with everything she had, and was trying to make things right with her,” she said.
Her brother Gary Houston also spoke, saying he was shocked to hear that Whitney’s life was taken so soon.
“I never thought anything like this would happen,” he said. “I never thought it would be like this, but it always crosses your mind that this can happen.”
He also spoke on behalf of his mother Cissy Houston, who declined to participate in the interview.
“I think she’s doing better now,” he said. “But she lost her only daughter. The gift came through her and it’s rough for her.”
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