As Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late-iconic songstress Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, prepares for her one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday, certain members of her family are raising concerns about her decision to chat with the talk show diva so soon after her mother’s death, reports People.com.
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The coroners have not come back with a conclusive report as to how Houston died, when she was discovered in a hotel tub on February 11. Since the singer’s death is still a mystery and not that much time has elapsed since her untimely demise, there are family members who are reportedly not happy about Bobbi Kristina’s willingness to speak so intimately to such a global media person.
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“There are people who just want her to stay out of the limelight for a while,” says the family friend. “This is a little girl who just needs some time.”
Currently, Bobbi Kristina, who has reportedly battled some drug-addiction demons of her own, is staying with her aunt Patrica and Whitney’s brother, Gary Houston.
What everyone — whether family member or not — agrees on, though, is that Bobbi Kristina is at an age where she is impressionable and certainly vulnerable. She clearly needs to heal not only from her mother’s death but from the media frenzy that has taken place as a result of it.
The source also states that many people expect Bobbi Kristina to fill the big shoes that her world-renowned and much-beloved Mother left behind, which is a difficult feat.
“She has to start finding herself as a woman on her own as opposed to defining herself as Whitney’s daughter and Whitney’s support. It’s kind of interesting to see what’s going to happen to her from here on in.”
So far, Bobbi Kristina has let it be known that she, too, wants to follow her parents career path of acting and singing. According to the source, the road won’t be easy for the 19-year-old, because she will constantly be compared to her mom. The source adds, “I think she needs to find her own niche.”
Bobbi Kristina is not the only member of the Houston clan whom Oprah will interview on Sunday; Patricia and Gary Houston will also be featured. The show airs Sunday, March 11, on OWN’s “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
Will you be watching?