How close was Bobbi Kristina Brown to Whitney Houston? Mother-daughter duo partied together and were good friends
From the time she was a little girl, Whitney would take her on tour, even pulling her up on stage to sing along with her
Legendary singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown lived a very similar life but in the rarest of cases also faced a similar tragic end. Whitney and Bobbi Kristina both lived in the shadow of their famous mothers, got criticized for their love choices and both, unfortunately, turned to drugs and alcohol to deal with the pressure of fame.
A two-hour documentary shedding light on the same is now coming to Lifetime on February 6. The new documentary, titled 'Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All', takes an in-depth look at the lives of Whitney and Bobbi, the ups and downs in their lives and the personal battles they fought within. Before the documentary hits the streaming platform, here's a look at the bond Whitney and her daughter Bobbi shared with each other.
The unbreakable mother-daughter bond
Multiple award-winning singer Whitney might have gone through a lot on the personal and the professional front but she made sure she kept her lovable daughter close to her. With such a busy schedule, Whitney even decided to bring Bobbi wherever she went and that’s how Kristina first got introduced to fame. From the time she was a little girl, Whitney would take her on tour, even pulling her up on stage to sing along with her.
Bobbi later became popular as a reality TV personality, thanks to her famous father's reality show, ‘Being Bobby Brown’, and she even accompanied her mom on the red carpet to events such as the premiere of ‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.’
The addiction phase
As time flew, things became worse with the six-time Grammy winner as she was all over the news for her drug addiction. Bobbi might have gone through the same phase later but when her singer mom was alive, she soon took over the responsibilities to take care of her.
Speaking on the same lines, a family member told the Daily Beast in 2012, “[Bobbi Kristina] was her friend, confidante, and her protector. She loved her so much and never gave up on her.” Despite all the troubles, Whitney and Kristina’s love for each other never faded.
The untimely demise
After Whitney divorced her husband Bobby Brown in 2007 and entered rehab, she made sure she made-up for the lost time with her daughter. From mother-daughter duo, they soon became good friends. They were even photographed hitting the town and partying at various nightclubs with each other.
Bobbi, who was equally interested in singing and acting, always approached her mother for guidance. However, when they started working together on songs in the recording studio, things took a wrong turn. Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Los Angeles hotel room on the eve of the 2012 Grammy Awards, on February 11. She died at the age of 48.
Bobbi's life was turned upside down following her mother’s untimely demise. According to multiple reports, Bobbi was at The Beverly Hilton Hotel when the news of Whitney's death surfaced everywhere. Bobbi was reportedly hospitalized twice in less than 24 hours after her mother was pronounced dead.
As fate had it, nearly three years later, in January 2015, Bobbi was found unconscious in a filled bathtub in her home. Bobbi died from lobar pneumonia on July 26, 2015, after being in a coma for nearly six months. She was only 22.
The new documentary ‘Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ will feature archival footage of the multiple award-winning singer Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. Viewers might also see rare footage of the late singer’s husband Bobbi Brown. Whitney’s friend Peri “Pebbles” Reid, who is also a singer and a producer, will be seen in the Lifetime docu-film.
Bobby Brown's sister Tina Brown, Whitney’s former creative director Tiffanie Dixon and Whitney’s goddaughter Brandi Boyd will also be spotted in the upcoming project revealing unheard stories from behind the curtain.
The project is produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films. Tara Long, Shawna Foster, Madison Merritt, Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez serve as the executive producers on the project along with Brandi Burnside-Boyd. Also, executive producing for Lifetime is Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy.
‘Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn’t We Almost Have It All’ will premiere on Lifetime Saturday, February 6, at 8 pm ET/PT. The documentary will be followed by an encore presentation of Lifetime's ‘Whitney’, which debuted in 2015.