Bobbi Kristina Brown will have to be the one to decide whether she wants her father Bobby Brown in her life, a family member has told the media.
Whitney Houston's godmother Darlene Love told Access Hollywood that the family will not try to influence Bobbi Kristina in order to remove her from her dad. Instead, Love said Bobbi Kristina, 18, will be the only one to decide whether to have a relationship with Brown. (See the interview below.)
Bobbi Kristina is the only child that Brown has with singer Whitney Houston. Houston and Brown were married for almost 15 years. Houston died of unknown causes on Feb. 11 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. The results from toxicology tests are expected in about six to eight weeks and could explain how Houston died.
That's really going to have to be her choice whether she wants him in her life, and I don't think nobody is going to give her any information or try to remove her one way or the other, Love said in the Access Hollywood interview. That's one decision she is going to have to definitely make on her own.
Brown Reportedly Worried for Bobbi Kristina
Reports are that Brown has expressed concerns for Bobbi Kristina and that he wants her to attend rehab.
RadarOnline reported that a close source to Brown has said that he knows his daughter is devastated about her mother's death. Brown also allegedly doesn't think that Bobbi Kristina is handling Houston's death well, the source told RadarOnline.
Bobby told family friends that he's really worried about Bobbi Kristina, the source said. Bobby is afraid of what is going to happen to Krissy if she doesn't get some help - the last thing he wants is for another tragedy.
The source added that Brown is terrified that Bobbi Kristina is going to do something stupid and that he wants her in a treatment center, getting professional help to get her through the grieving process without falling back on alcohol or drugs to mask her pain.
The source said that Brown wants to help guide his daughter but is unable to comfort her because of alleged family bad blood and drama.
Brown Walked Out of Houston's Funeral
Brown walked out of Houston's funeral on Saturday, shortly after he arrived, because he said security asked him and his family to move on three occasions. Brown issued a statement to the media noting that he failed to understand why security treated his family the way they did.
[Security] continue to ask us and no one else to move, he said. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina.
But Mark Trigg, an attorney for the Houston family, told The Frank and Wanda Morning Show on Atlanta's V103 that there was an agreement regarding seating and making contact with Bobbi Kristina.
Trigg said that Brown didn't follow the agreement on Houston's funeral day, as Brown and his family occupied the limited seating made available for family.
The understanding was - and the agreement was - that the three children would sit with Tommy (Brown's brother), a few rows behind the family, while Bobby was permitted to sit in those three rows with scarce seating, with the family, the attorney said.
With regards to Bobbi Kristina, Trigg said, What was asked of him, however, was that if [Bobbi] didn't initiate that contact, for whatever reason, with whatever was going on in her head and heart and spirit that day, if she didn't initiate the contact, then he was not to reach out for her.
Trigg said that didn't happen either and when Brown made contact with Bobbi Kristina security asked him to please go to your seat, please have your children sit with their uncle and let's not have any unnecessary drama here.
Trigg said Brown left the service thereafter.
Sources told People.com that Bobbi Kristina is doing a little better each day, and being back home in Atlanta seems to be a good thing.
Watch the Access Hollywood interview below:
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