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After Whitney Houston's Death Focus Shifts to Bobbi Kristina

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By Myles Collier, Christian Post Contributor
February 12, 2012|2:17 pm

With the tragic passing of Whitney Houston attention is now focused on how her 18-year-old daughter will cope with not having her mother around.

"They were amazingly close," journalist Jawn Murray told FOX of Houston's relationship with her daughter. Murray had a close tie to the family, interviewing Houston and Brown several times over many years.

"They had a relationship that really resembled the relationship that Whitney Houston had with her own mother, Cissy Houston," Murray said.

He continued to explain that "Whitney loved her daughter. Bobbi Kristina was her only child and her pride and joy. Because of that, she treasured her."

But due to Houston's struggle with drugs and alcohol there is a real concern for the mental well-being of her daughter.

"Whitney had a very public struggle with drug addiction, and a drug addiction not only affects your family relationships, it affects everything," according psychotherapist Dr. Jenn Berman, who did not treat Houston.

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"Now, it's especially important for Bobbi Kristina to surround herself with people who love her, support her and who she trusts. And it's especially important at a time like this not to turn to drugs or alcohol."

In his first official statement about the death of his ex-wife, Bobby Brown released the statement to People magazine stating, "I am deeply saddened at the passing of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston."

In the statement he asks that, "at this time, we ask for privacy, especially for my daughter, Bobbi Kristina. I appreciate all of the condolences that have been directed towards my family and I at this most difficult time."

 

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