Reports that Bobbi Kristina stormed off the set of Tyler Perry‘s TV show “For Better or Worse” are untrue, according to the writer/director himself.
Bobbi Kristina has a small recurring role on the TBS comedy, and a rumor popped up on Wednesday (May 30) saying that BK had bailed on her duties and quit the show on account of her not being able to deal with the recent loss of her mother, R&B icon Whitney Houston.
But in an official message posted to his official website, Tyler Perry says the rumors are “NOT TRUE AT ALL.” He wrote:
I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of “For Better Or Worse”. NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season.
After Whitney’s funeral, Krissi and I spent a long time talking about her goals and dreams. She said she wanted to act. That’s when I decided to write her into “For Better Or Worse”. I thought that there would be no better way for me to help her move through the grieving than by giving her something to focus on. The one thing that I learned after my mother’s death is that you have to keep busy and you have to be around people who you can trust, so that when you do grieve you can do it in the safety and privacy of people that care.
Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the actng or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother. And being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it’s going to hit you or how it’s going to hit you, for that matter. Some days you’re smiling and happy and some days you’re so broken that you can’t stop crying. So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.
So please… PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve.
IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD WOULND’T YOU WANT THAT?
A friend of Bobbi Kristina’s told People, “She did a specific amount [on the show] and no she did not walk off. She wanted to do more but was not emotionally capable at the time.”
Another source says the 19-year-old “is doing well, but taking it one day at a time,” and “she is not depressed.”