On the same day Whitney Houston’s will was released, her cousin Dionne Warwick stopped by Good Morning America to share how the family is coping with the loss and Houston’s spirit in the days leading to her untimely death.
“I spoke to Whitney the day that she passed, said Warwick to host Robin Roberts. “I spoke to her that morning.”
“She said, ‘You’re here, aren’t you? You’re coming to the party, aren’t you?’
“I said, ‘Yeah, I’m going to be there,’ and she said, ‘Thank you, I want you to be here. You’ve got to be here for me.’ ”
The five-time Grammy Award winner referred to Whitney as the daughter she never had revealed how happy the star was with her new projects,
“She was so up and ready and happy. She had everything in the world to live for. She had a new film that was an absolute dream to make and do.
“She was getting ready to go back into the studio to record. She was getting her vocals together.”
The interview shifted to Bobbi Kristina Brown who will inherit everything according to her mother’s will.
“She will have it [support], of course,” Warwick said. “That’s the one thing I love about my family. We are family. She has the support that she actually needs.”
But she’s there to support Bobbi and her grandmother Cissy, Dionne admits her grieving has yet to begin,
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I have not had an opportunity to really mourn or completely break down, which I will do, I know that.”