Oprah Winfrey’s show “Next Chapter” aired the highly anticipated Bobbi Kristina and Houston Family interview on the OWN network Sunday night (March 11). Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, sister-in-law & manager, Patricia Houston and brother Gary Houston sat down with the talk show mogul and shared intimate details about their life with the late and great Whitney Houston.. The also spoke on how they’re dealing with the loss, her final days and how they want her to be remembered.
In addition, the family cleared up some negative rumors surrounding the singer’s personal life and relationship with Bobby Brown. Pat Houston also hinted at how she was concerned with Whitney’s relationship with a young man (we’re guessing it’s Ray-J). Continue reading to see more excerpts & quotes from the interview.
BOBBI KRIS ON WHAT GETS HER THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME:
My family. The Lord and her [Whitney]. Just hearing her all the time. That’s really it.
BOBBI KRIS ON WHETHER SHE CAN LISTEN TO HER MOM’S MUSIC:
I can sing her music but to hear it right now, I can’t. I can hear her voice in spirit, talking to me, telling me, you know, ‘Keep moving baby. I’m right here. I got you.’ … She’s always with me. I can always feel it. I can always feel her with me.
BOBBY KRIS ON HOW PEOPLE SHOULD REMEMBER HER MOM:
Nobody knows how much of a great, an amazing spirit she was. No one knows that. No one knows … She wasn’t only a mother, she was best friend. She was a sister, a comforter, she was, she was just, this spritit that she had which is like no matter where she went, no matter what she said to anyone, it touched everyone.
ON DEALING WITH THE PRESS & PAPPARAZZI W/OUT HER:
At first it was [harder] but I’m her daughter. I gotta keep moving. I gotta carry on her legacy … I still have a voice, ya know. We’re gonna do this singing thing. We’re going to do some acting, you know some dancing … It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it. She was preparing me for this. She was preparing me for what was to come.
ON WHAT BOBBI KRISTINA WANTS TO THE WORLD TO KNOW:
That literally, you know now, she literally is an angel, but everyone wanted to say that she was something that she wasn’t, this and that, I saw her hurt. I saw her cry and I held her through that. We held each other through that. We have so many people saying so many other things, but they don’t know who she really was. And I want people to know that everything people are saying about her, all that negativity, it’s garbage. That’s not my mother. That’s not who she is.——
PAT HOUSTON ON WHETHER SHE HEARD FROM BOBBY BROWN AFTER THE FUNERAL:
He reached out to me a couple to me a couple of days after the funeral. He wanted to make sure that Krissy was okay. He asked if she was alright. I told him that she was and um he said, just tell her that her father called to check on her. I told her and I gave her that message.
PAT HOUSTON ON WHETHER DRUGS WERE AN ISSUE BEFORE HER DEATH:
I don’t think drugs was an issue for her before her death. I don’t know what happened that day. Do you understand what I’m saying? When you are recording, and when you have a meeting with Clive, and when you have fittings, and when you have to go in to see your throat doctor…high? Absolutely not, you’d been too paranoid to do that. Leading up to, I would say no. Drinking? Having a drink? She may have. You know, she was loud sometimes, very much so.
PAT’S ONE WISH FOR HER MOTHER-IN-LAW, CISSY HOUSTON:
If I could bring her back, just for her mother to have closure, that’s what I would want for her mom. For her to be able to see her daughter, because she wanted so see her so badly. And the pain that she’s feeling right now, because she didn’t make it to her…
PAT ON WHETHER SHE HAS CLOSURE:
Yeah, I did. She trusted me with her life. She trusted me and it means a great deal to me. And I will miss her, but I know she’s with me.
IF PAT WAS ALWAYS AFRAID OF THE DAY OF HER BEING GONE TOO SOON:
If things hadn’t changed. But things were changing, things were really changing with her — very much so. It wasn’t about substance abuse or anthing like that relative to the latter days. I was afraid for other things … [her] lifestyle more so [than other things].
PAT HINTING AT WHITNEY’S DESTRUCTIVE RELATIONSHIP W/ A YOUNGER MAN:
I saw her chasing a dream — looking for love in all the wrong places. The dream that she was chasing was younger. In my opinion a young man, you know, that’s thriving and loved to be out and about. When you’re dealing with an older woman, that’s kind of at home, just basically just looking for the love and the comfort…and I just think that she was chasing something that would ultimately hurt her.
PAT ON WHETHER OR NOT WHITNEY WAS LONELY.
Everyone is the family knew that Whitney was a loner. She was always longing for love.——
GARY HOUSTON’S THOUGHTS ON WHITNEY AND BOBBY’S RELATIONSHIP:
I loved Bobby. Bobby was a good guy. I don’t know how good they were for one another as time went on. I wasn’t always there you know in the mist of their marriage. But you know when you get into a relationship, it’s like scissors. You get in between that, you could get cut so I stayed out of altercations with both of them. When it got hostile, you know, that kind of thing, you know, we talked. Me and Bobby had a relationship. We talked and we shared a lot of things. We talked about a lot of things.
GARY ON WHAT HE MISSES MOST ABOUT HIS SISTER:
I miss singing on stage with her, doing duets with her. Looking at her when she was a young girl. Singing in the basement with the broom and the wig and high heels. And I’m down there at the banister that’s there, peeping her sing Aretha Franklin songs and songs by my mother.
GARY ON THEIR MOTHER’S INSTINCT ON WHITNEY’S LIFE:
I remember my mother used to say a different times. I can’t always pinpoint the times but she said, ‘She’s not going to be with us too long.’ Mother used to say that. She mentioned that to me. ‘She’s not going to be with us for too long. She’s an angel she’s a gift.’ You know, this was that instinct she had.
GARY ON THE TABLOID MAG PUBLISHING WHITNEY’S CASKET PHOTO:
I felt very violated. It was very intrusive. It was very wicked.
At the end of the interview, Gary, Patricia & Oprah gathered around a grand piano. Pat & Gary Houston sang Whitney’s song, “I Look To You” as their daughter Rayah Houston played the keys. On the last verse, Gary broke down and Oprah started to cry.
**To find out when the interview will air again and to watch more footage from the interview, visit OWN.tv.**