Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina will speak out for the first time ever in an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on the media queen’s new TV show, “Oprah’s Next Chapter.”
Bobbi Kristina, who just turned 19 years old this past Sunday, will join her aunt Patricia (Whitney’s sister-in-law/manager) and uncle Gary (Whitney’s brother) in the 1-hour TV special that is scheduled to air on the OWN network next Sunday (Mar 11).
According to a press release, the one-hour special will allow Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s only child, to “[share] personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered.”
Oprah’s last interview with Whitney Houston while she was alive aired back in 2009 when the R&B icon was planning a comeback with her album “I Look to You” following a very public divorce and public battle with drug abuse.
Oprah Winfrey was one of the guests invited to Houston’s funeral in Newark, New Jersey last month.
Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, February 11th. She was 48 years old.
An exact cause of death has yet to be determined as investigators await toxicology tests that could take up to 6 weeks to return.
Sources revealed to US Weekly that Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s only child with her ex husband Bobby Brown, has been taking the loss of her mother extremely hard.
“Her mama died, so she broke down. Nobody expected her to pass as quickly as she did. [Bobbi Kristina] had a nervous breakdown,” Houston family member Ray Watson told Us of the teen, who was hospitalized for stress and anxiety one day after her mother was found dead February 11 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“She’s got to stay strong and be with her family, and [around that] love,” former Jackson 5 crooner Jermaine Jackson told Us of the grief-stricken Bobbi Kristina.”She’s gotta embrace her family.”
Bobbi Kris was obviously very close to her mother, so it will be interesting to find out what she shares in this first interview.