Whitney Houston's daughter: "My mum was my best friend"
Whitney Houston's daughter has given her first interview since the death of her mother, saying that she still feels her spirit with her.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, who was the 'I Will Always Love You' singer's only child, opened up in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in a special programme for TV network OWN.
"I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, 'Keep talking to me. I got you,'" she said. "She's always with me. I can always feel her. I can always feel her with me. She always asked me,' Do you need me?' And I caught myself, out of nowhere, I didn't even know I said it, I said, 'I'll always need you.'"
Bobbi Kristina, whose father is the star’s ex-husband Bobby Brown – also spoke of her memories of the last day she spent with her mother.
"It was so early in the morning. I went to go get her and I said, 'Come lay with me,'" she says. "She stayed with me all night and all day. She was just rubbing my head and holding me. I just slept in her arms."
Whitney died at the age of 48 last month after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The cause of her death has so far not been established.
The teenager says she shared a very close relationship with Whitney, describing her as her “best friend”.
“She wasn’t only a mother she was a best friend, a sister, a comforter – she was this spirit that she had no matter where she was,” she added.
However she admitted that they had their fair share of arguments like most mother and daughters.
“That was still my mother my confidante and she was my everything and I was her everything.”
Bobbi Kristina says she’s now planning to launch her own career and follow in her mother’s footsteps.
“I have to carry on the legacy," says Bobbi Kristina. "We're going to do the singing thing. Some acting, some dancing."
BY GRAZIA BERVA / STARLOUNGE