Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing the late Whitney Houston‘s only begotten child Bobbi Kristina tonight on her new OWN series Oprah’s Next Chapter (exactly one month to the day that Whitney died last month) but right now we learn some very interesting information about BK‘s future plans. According to a new report out today, Bobbi Kris is planning on legally changing her name in order to remove any association with her father Bobby Brown. Apparently, BK wants to change her name to simply Kristina Houston.
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown can’t stand her name … because of its association with her father Bobby Brown — and now, TMZ has learned, she wants to change it all together. Bobbi Kristina is telling friends … she’s wanted to change her name for years — ever since her parents split — but Whitney wouldn’t let her. Now that Whitney’s gone, we’re told the 19-year-old feels untethered — and wants to finally change her name completely … making it simply “Kristina Houston.” We’re told Bobbi has made the decision with a sober mind and is in a “better place” than she’s been in a while. It’s unclear when she plans to make the change official.
Wow. I had no idea that BK has so much animosity toward her father but, in all honesty, I can’t say that I’m at all surprised. We can’t know for sure if this report is true OR if Bobbi Kris is merely venting to friends but if she feels the need to change her name in order to move on with her life in a positive, happy and healthy way … then by all means. I just feel so bad for the girl. To lose someone’s mother (really, the only parent she’s been able to rely on her entire life) and best friend at such a young age must be so incredibly difficult … I just hope she is able to find peace … no matter what she decides to do about her name.
As for Bobbi Kristina‘s interview with Oprah Winfrey tonight, another promo image from the interview special has made its way to the Internets:
In just a few hours, we’ll get to hear from Bobbi Kris really for the first time ever. While she’s appeared on TV before, tonight’s interview will be her first official sit down interview all on her own. It’s very unfortunate that she’ll be talking about the untimely death of her mother but it will be interesting to hear from her for the first time. I’ll be tuning in, will you?