On Monday we learned that Whitney Houston‘s ex-husband Bobby Brown made his way to LA in an attempt to be with his grieving daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized after she suffered a breakdown in the wake of her mother’s untimely death last Saturday. Today we learn that members of Houston‘s family are unhappy that Brown might attend Whitney‘s funeral this coming weekend and are reportedly telling him in no uncertain terms to stay away. Additionally, we are hearing that Brown has been deliberately kept from seeing his daughter Bobbi Kris, despite his numerous attempts at making contact. If all of this is to be believed, it seems that there are quite a few people in Whitney‘s family that do not think very highly of her ex.
Bobby Brown is “extremely disappointed” after hearing that several members of Whitney Houston’s family do not want him to attend the singer’s funeral, sources tell TMZ. Sources close to Bobby tell us people connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn’t attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn’t fond of him. However, we’re told Bobby has not received any OFFICIAL word from the family about his invite status. Sources tell us Bobby WANTS to attend the funeral so he can support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, but he hasn’t decided on a plan of action yet … Bobby is hoping the family will be able to set aside their differences so they all can focus on mourning the loss of their loved one.
Considering that many people believe that Bobby Brown is largely responsible for some of the tragedies that Whitney Houston endured in her life, I can completely understand why members of her family would want to keep him away from the funeral. That being said, even a man like Bobby Brown should be allowed to mourn the death of his late ex-wife. Without question, there was love between the two of them once upon a time … I suspect that Whitney would want him to be in attendance.
As for the Houston family keeping Bobby away from his daughter right now, well, in my personal opinion … if the family thinks that Bobbi Kris needs to be protected from extraneous drama then, I agree that it should be they who do the protecting … not Bobby Brown:
Bobby Brown still hasn’t seen his daughter — THREE days after Whitney Houston’s death — and he thinks Whitney’s family, specifically Cissy Houston, is throwing up the road block. Sources close to Bobby tell us he hasn’t connected with Bobbi Kristina since arriving in L.A. Sunday night — despite placing several phone calls and making an attempt to physically see her early [Tuesday] morning. We’re told Brown was turned away by Whitney’s family and friends who are caring for BK at a home in the Los Angeles area. According to our sources, Bobby is angry and frustrated because he only came to L.A. to care for 18-year-old Bobbi Kristina after she was hospitalized twice. As for why he’s blaming Whitney’s mom for the freeze out — we’re told Brown thinks Cissy has hated him for years.
Um, yeah, I bet Cissy Houston hates Bobby Brown … a lot. On this matter, I’m totally siding with the Houston family. Bobbi Kris is extremely fragile right now (as evidenced by her hospitalizations) and as much as his heart may be in the right place, I can understand why the Houston family may believe his influence on her might be damaging right now. Ugh … everything about this whole matter is just beyond sad and complicated. It will only be after the family funeral this Saturday that the family will begin to heal. I truly hope that everyone will be able to get along in the end for the good of Bobbi Kris … and for the memory of Whitney Houston.