Whitney Houston’s family debuted their new reality show on Lifetime on Oct. 24. Plus, Bobbi Kristina showcased the beginning of a potential downward spiral, three months after her mother’s tragic passing.
On the series premiere of The Houstons: On Our Own, Bobbi Kristina butted heads with her family over underage drinking, starting her career, and defending her engagement to her stepbrother Nick Gordon.
While some have raised eyebrows at the idea of the Houston family filming a reality show only three months after Whitney Houston’s passing, the episode begins with a touching moment — Bobbi visiting Whitney’s grave for the very first time. It’s raw and feels very personal.
However, the series quickly moves into the dramatic sorts as Bobbi enjoys an alcoholic drink — and she’s only 19 years old.
“She’s not at drinking age,” her aunt Patricia Houston complains.
Aside from going against her aunt’s wishes, the reality show also focuses on Bobbi’s relationship with stepbrother/fiance Nick. Pat wishes Bobbi would focus on her career rather than Nick, pushing her to see an acting coach in order to help with her grieving.
“Acting is a refuge for me,” Bobbi admits.
And for those that may not understand Nick, who was taken in by Whitney, and Bobbi’s relationship, he tells the cameras, “Everyone gets it wrong, I was never officially… it’s not incest.”
What did YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Will you watch more episode of The Houstons: On Our Own?
— Chris Rogers
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- Whitney Houston’s Daughter Bobbi Kristina ‘Feeling Guilty’ Over Her Death, Source Reveals
- Bobbi Kristina Brown & Nick Gordon: Make Red Carpet Debut