Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on Sunday, July 26, after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on Jan. 31. The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was placed in a medically induced coma by doctors after being admitted to the hospital. The 22-year-old's untimely death marks the end of her family's struggle to give her a chance for recovery. She was on life support for months until the family moved her to hospice care in June.
With two famous parents, Bobbi Kristina was born into the spotlight. Here are some of her thoughts about life, her mother's legacy and her relationship with Nick Gordon, the man whom her family has blamed for the circumstances of her death.
On Her Mother
"I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, 'Keep talking to me. I got you.’ She's always with me. I can always feel her. I can always feel her with me. She always asked me, ‘Do you need me?' And I caught myself, out of nowhere, I didn't even know I said it, I said, 'I'll always need you.'” – Oprah, March 2012
“She wasn’t only a mother, she was a best friend. She was a sister, a comforter…this spirit that she had, no matter where she went, no matter what she said to anyone, it touched everyone.” – Oprah, March 2012
"She was a royal, beautiful and out of this world, phenomenal woman and there will never ever, ever, ever be another Whitney Houston. She taught us very, very, very well...and I am my mother's child." – Splash News (via NBC), 2012
"A very special Happy birthday is sent to my mom, Whitney Houston, in heaven. I will always love you. I would not trade the 18 years i had with you for nothing in the world. I know you are here with me right now in spirit. I want to make you proud of me so you will be in heaven saying "that's my baby," not I don't know that little girl. Lol but I will always remember everything you taught me and cherish all of our memories. We will be back together one day. R.I.P. MY ANGEL. I LOVE YOU NIPPY." - Facebook, August 2013
On Her Weight
"I am my mother's child! Have you ever heard of a #fastmetabolism?" she tweeted. "D---, lol, it's incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing." - Twitter, March 2014
“You'll never understand anything [about] life if you don't experience, love & let learn from them. Don't be [naive] #openyourmind!Lovelifequotes:)(:" - Twitter, January 2015
“People can really be a disappointment . Through the wire, through all this time, everyday is a lesson learned no more then twice” - Twitter, November 2014
On Nick Gordon
“Missing my baby ...:(@nickdgordon .. Baby, [you're] my everything, you are my life ... Every and anything, you are ALLLL of that. This new year” - Twitter, December 2014
Speaking about her mother: “She told both of us that she loved us very, very, very much, and Nick came up and he said ‘Grandma, I want to marry her. Is it okay? I need your blessing to do this, if I don’t have your blessing I won’t feel right,’ and she looked at him and she smiled. She smiled very wide and said, ‘Yes, son, you have my blessing.” - Extra, January 2014