RECAP: Oprah’s Bobbi Kristina Interview…..’I Can Hear Her Voice In Spirit’

In her first interview since Whitney Houston‘s death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown says she feels her mother’s presence with her “all the time.”

“She’s always with me,” the 19-year-old told Oprah last night, “Her spirit is strong, it’s a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time. I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, saying, ‘Keep moving, baby. I gotcha.’ Her spirit is strong.”

Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law, and Gary Houston, Whitney’s brother, were also interviewed.

Bobbi Kristina said she’s “doing as good as I possibly can” and credited her family and God for helping her cope since her mother’s death on Feb. 11.

“It comes in waves. One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me. It’s my mom,” she told Oprah.

Bobbi Kristina said the night before her mother’s death, she asked to spend the night with her.

“I slept in her arms all day, all night long,” said Bobbi Kristina.

Pat Houston said in the days before Whitney died, the singer had not been abusing drugs, despite reports that she had been acting erratically. She said an event she attended two days before her death where Whitney looked disheveled was particularly difficult because the legendary performer got into a verbal spat with a former contestant on the “X Factor.” Pat Houston would not name the woman, but Stacy Francis has said that she and Whitney Houston had words that night.

According to Pat Houston, Francis “made herself present everywhere we were,” unnerving Whitney and leading to an argument.

The day of her death had been uneventful, according to her manager. Whitney had lunch in her hotel and was preparing for her mentor Clive Davis’ annual party. Houston was scheduled to tape an infomercial and other interviews that day.

Pat Houston went out to run errands for about a half hour and when she came back, Whitney Houston’s assistant went to check on the singer.

“When I headed down the hallway (to her room), I heard screaming,” she said.

When Pat Houston arrived in the room, she saw the singer’s security guard frantically trying to revive her ahead of the paramedics. He told her: “I tried.”

Pat Houston said the singer had “a peaceful look on her face.” The cause of Houston’s death has not yet been revealed.

The 90-minute television special also touched on the singer’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown, who had a tumultuous marriage with Houston. While some have accused Brown of introducing Houston to drugs, leading to the once pristine singer’s downfall, Pat Houston said that was untrue, and both Pat and Gary Houston had warm words for Brown.

“I loved Bobby Brown. Bobby was a good guy,” said Gary Houston, her older brother. “I don’t know how good they were for each other.”

They also denied that the Houston family had asked Brown to leave her funeral service or didn’t want him to come; Brown showed up briefly but left after a dispute over seating.

“Bobby was supposed to be there,” said Gary Houston.

Pat Houston said Bobby Brown and his daughter have a relationship, but indicated they hadn’t spoken since at least Houston’s funeral.

Bobbi Kristina said she planned to carry on her mother’s legacy and become a singer, as well as act and dance. She expressed frustration over the “negativity” surrounding her mother’s image: “That’s not my mother.”

Instead, she described her as her confidant, a sister, her best friend – “my everything.”

She still spends time in the house she and her mother shared together, and at times said it’s hard to believe she’s not there.

“Sometimes, it’s so surreal. I still walk into the house like, ‘Mom?”‘ she said. “But I’ve accepted it.”

BOBBI KRISTINA: She’s Dropping Her Dad’s Name!

Bobbi Kristina (Twitter)

Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina wants to shed “Bobbi” from her name, because of its connection to her father Bobby Brown.

Bobbi Kristina has been telling friends she will become “Kristina Houston,” according to TMZ, which also reports that she first pushed to change her name six years ago when her parents separated, but mom Whitney blocked the change.

The root of the 19-year-old’s wrath stems from when her dad left Whitney’s funeral after a disagreement over seating arrangements.

Bobbi Kristina & Nicholas Gordon Caught Kissing In A Target!

Bobbi Kristina Houston and Nicholas Gordon at Target on March 9 (Twitter)

JUST IN! Bobbi Kristina Dropping Bobby Brown’s Name!

Whitney Houston‘s daughter Bobbi Kristina was spotted in an Atlanta-area Target store kissing her mother’s unofficial 22-year-old “son” Nicholas Gordon, HollywoodLife is reporting.

According to the report, the pair have been “romantically involved” for “several months.”

Whitney took Nicholas in 10 years ago after she learned that his birth mother couldn’t raise him.  He was “like a son to her,” Whitney’s brother, Michael Houston recently told ABCNews.com.

Bobbi Kristina and Nicholas’ recent PDA-fest took place March 9 at a Target in Johns Creek, Georgia, near their home (they tweeted the photo above from the store). “Bobbi and Nick were in the music section and then all over the store,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com. “Bobbi was kissing him on the mouth and holding hands. They were laughing and smiling and seemed so happy.”

Added the eyewitnesses: “She was wearing a black short pencil bandage skirt with a black top and black knee high boots. Her hair and makeup were all done too, like she was going to go out on the town. He was in all black — black jeans, black shirt, earrings and a black wide-brimmed hat.”

Their relationship has been perplexing: In recent months Bobbi Kristina has referred to Nicholas as her “big brudder” and “other half.”

OPRAH’S HOUSTON INTERVIEW: ‘I Was Afraid’ Of Her Lifestyle, Says Whitney’s Sister-In Law Pat Houston

Oprah Winfrey Interviews Whitney Houston's brother and sister-in-law (Courtesy OWN)

During Sunday’s Oprah Winfrey interview, Whitney Houston‘s sister-in-law Pat Houston says she knows what killed the singer: Her quest for love.

“It wasn’t about substance abuse relative to the latter days or anything like that,” Pat tells Oprah, as quoted by Us Weekly. “I was afraid for other things…lifestyle [things].”

When asked to clarify, she explained, without naming names: “I saw her chasing a dream–looking for love in all the wrong places.”

Pat even said she had premonitions about Whitney’s death: “The handwriting was kind of on the wall. I would be kidding myself to say otherwise.”

But, Pat said Whitney’s life was getting back on track:  “Things were changing, things were really changing [for Whitney.]”

GLEE NEWS! A New Whitney Houston Tribute Episode Is Coming!

 

The cast of Glee (ABC)

Glee is currently shooting an entire Whitney Houston tribute episode — with eight songs from the late singer.

Last month’s tribute will pale in comparison, considering it consisted of just one song, “I Will Always Love You,” performed by Amber Riley.

The episode will “not be a typical tribute,” a source tells E!. “It’s using Whitney’s music as a way to say goodbye. A way to respectfully say thank you for her music.”

According to E!, the tribute is “more of a ‘character piece’ that focuses on Glee‘s graduating seniors having a real hard time letting go.”

No date has been set yet for the Whitney tribute.

UPDATE: New Details About Whitney Houston’s Will! Previous Reports Were Wrong

Whitney Houston (Courtesy Record Label)

OPRAH WINFREY INTERVIEW PREVIEW: Sister-In-Law Pat Houston Says: “I Was Afraid” Of Whitney’s Lifestyle

Apparently the reports yesterday about Whitney Houston‘s will were incorect. It was out-of-date.

While it was reported that Whitney’s mom, Cissy Houston, would be the wills executor, and Whitney’s sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston will be the trustee — not Whitney’s other brother Michael or his wife, Donna  — that’s all wrong.

According to Forbes‘ Roger Friedman, Pat is the executor, and the trustee is Cissy — these decisions were made yesterday in Atlanta.

Still correct though, is that Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina will get everything, and ex-husband Bobby Brown gets nothing.

According to Friedman, “the court action in Atlanta went smoothly, with everyone agreeing that Whitney would have wanted Pat Houston to take over as executor.”

NEW DOCUMENT: Whitney Houston’s Will Has Just Been Filed….Bobbi Kristina Gets It All!

BREAKING UPDATE: READ NEW DETAILS ABOUT WHITNEY’S WILL!

Whitney Houston‘s 19-page will was released today in Atlanta, and bottom line? Daughter Bobbi Kristina gets everything.

According to Inside Edition, which obtained the will, Bobbi Kristina gets Whitney’s money, furniture, clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and cars.

The money will be placed in a trust until she’s 21 — she’s 19 now — and then she’ll receive additional payments when she’s 25 and 30.

The will, of which Whitney’s mother Cissy is the executor and her brother and sister-in-law are trustees, was signed by Whitney in April 2000 when she was still married to Bobby Brown.