Nearly two months after the death of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, Bobby Brown gave his first on-air interview with the hosts of the Fox daytime talk show, The Real.
“It’s an everyday process. It’s not easy at all,” Brown said as he sat with his wife, Alicia Etheredge.
It’s well known how reluctant Brown was to give up on Bobbi Kristina’s chance for recovery after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31. He refused to allow doctors to pull the plug on Bobbi Kristina even after she was declared brain dead. When Bobbi Kristina eventually passed in July while in hospice care, she was surrounded by family and loved ones.
“We prayed and hoped for six months for something better to happen, but when God calls you, he calls you, and I’m pretty sure her mother had a part of that, like, ‘Come on — get her up here’ — in the best way possible,” he said. “She was not comfortable by herself, I guess, and she just called my daughter with her.”
Brown then spoke highly of his wife’s support during his time of mourning.
“I mean after losing my mom, my dad, my ex-wife, my daughter in the last six years… the only thing I had to lean on was her,” Brown said. “She’s probably tired of me leaning on her, but she’s held me up and she’s got my back – and you know anytime I need to lean to the side or lean forward, she’s right there.”
As both the Houston and Brown family mourn the loss of mother and daughter, it was recently announced that a hologram of Whitney Houston would be going on tour, possibly in 2016.
Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA, said he wants to make the show as authentic as possible.
“The musical arrangement, the choreography right down to the lighting and the design will be done with the original artists and original technicians and composers who worked with Whitney in the past so as to maintain absolute authenticity,” David said.
The Houston estate is fully supportive and cooperative of the collaboration.
“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come,” said Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister and president of the her estate.
Meanwhile, circumstances surrounding the death of Bobbi Kristina have resulted in an official, ongoing investigation by the Atlanta police.
“I mean I’m not going to call anybody out, but I really want to just tell the DA of Atlanta, Georgia that he needs to look closely into the investigation that’s going on that caused my daughter to pass,” Brown said.
Brown also mentioned that he is creating the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House. According to its website, the organization is being established as a “safe haven, emergency center and advocacy resource center for women affected by Domestic Violence.”
“It’s a place that I’m building, that we’re just starting to build, that I feel is needed,” Brown shared. “Because if I could have been there two days before anything happened to my daughter, it wouldn’t have went down like that.”