Bobbi Kristina Through The Years (PHOTOS)
1. Bobby Brown, singer Whitney Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive to Los Angeles on June 9, 1993.Source: 1 of 25
2. Whitney Houston, singer Bobby Brown, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend Bobby Brown’s 25th Birthday Party on February 4, 1994 at Tavern on the Green.Source: 2 of 25
3. Bobby Brown and daughter Bobbi Kristina circa March 1994.Source: 3 of 25
4. Bobby Brown, singer Whitney Houston, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive from New York City on June 18, 1995.Source: 4 of 25
5. Mommy’s girl! Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown depart for New York City on July 1, 1995 at Los Angeles International Airport.Source: 5 of 25
6. Singer Whitney Houston and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend “The Preacher’s Wife” premiere together in New York City on December 9, 1996.Source: 6 of 25
7. Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, & Bobbi at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills circa October ’98.Source: 7 of 25
8. Daughter Bobbi walks the carpet with her mother Whitney Houston in March of 1999.Source: 8 of 25
9. Whitney Houston with her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and husband Bobbi Brown onstage during a concert on July 16, 1999.Source: 9 of 25
10. Whitney Houston kisses her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown during the 1st Annual BET Awards on June 19, 2001.Source: 10 of 25
11. Bobby, Whitney, and Bobbi pose for a flick at he 2002 VH1 Divas show.Source: 11 of 25
12. Whitney, Bobby, and Bobbi smile during Praise Power in 2003.Source: 12 of 25
13. The Browns posed with Mickey and Minnie at “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” premiere.Source: 13 of 25
14. Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston perform in Central Park on September 1, 2009.Source: 14 of 25
15. Bobbi and Whitney wore all black to the 2009 American Music Awards.Source: 15 of 25
16. Bobbi hugs her mother at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen.Source: 16 of 25
17. Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at Kelly Price & Friends Unplugged: For The Love Of R&B GRAMMY Party.Source: 17 of 25
18. Bobbi Kristina arriving at Whigham Funeral Home for a private viewing for her mother, Whitney Houston.Source: 18 of 25
19. Pat Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown accept the Millennium Award on behalf of Whitney Houston onstage at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards.Source: 19 of 25
20. Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon at the premiere of “Sparkle” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.Source: 20 of 25
21. Bobbi salutes the poster for her mother’s movie during the premiere of “Sparkle” at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.Source: 21 of 25
22. Bobbi Kristina at the We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney event.Source: 22 of 25
23. Cissy Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown attend “The Houstons: On Our Own” Series Premiere Party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC.Source: 23 of 25
24. Nick Gordon kisses Bobbi Kristina Brown at “The Houstons: On Our Own” series premiere party.Source: 24 of 25
25. Bobbi Kristina Brown attends the GRAMMY Gift Lounge during the 56th Grammy Awards at Staples Center.Source: 25 of 25
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of legendary entertainers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died at the age of 22. The family confirmed the news in a statement to ET:
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
On January 31, 2015, the younger Brown was found face down in a bathtub in her home in Georgia. Her husband, Nick Gordon and a friend called 911 and began performing CPR until an ambulance arrived. Once in the hospital, doctors were able to stabilize her condition, however numerous outlets reported that Brown was in a medically induced coma and had very little brain activity. While in the hospital, her father Bobby and family friend Tyler Perry kept vigil at her bedside.
On July 26, 2015, Bobbi Kristina Brown was pronounced dead at 22-years-old by doctors at the Peachtree Christian Hospice where she had been moved on Wednesday, June 24 after spending months at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital. “Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, [her] condition has continued to detoriate,” Pat Houston said in a statement. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
Born on March 4, 1993, Bobbi’s mother, Whitney, said of her birth:
“Having Bobbi Kristina … I could never do anything that could top that. There’s been nothing more incredible in my life than having her. God knows, I have been in front of millions and millions of people, and that has been incredible, to feel that give-take thing. But, man, when I gave birth to her and when they put her in my arms, I thought: This has got to be it. This is the ultimate. I haven’t experienced anything greater.”
The public first got to know Bobbi when she was featured on her mother’s 1998 hit single “My Love Is Your Love”, adorably singing “clap your hands, clap your hands.” Bobbi even performed the song live in Germany with her mother, to the delight of thousands of screaming fans.
While growing up in the public eye brought undoubtedly exhilarating moments like the one above, it was not without its hardships. At just 18-years-old, Bobbi Kristina was in the lobby of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., when upstairs in a suite, her mother was pronounced dead after being found submerged in water in a bathtub.
After hearing the news, Bobbi Kristina had to be rushed to Cedar Sinai Medical center on two occasions to be treated for stress and anxiety.
Later, in a 2012 episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Bobbi Kristina opened up on how she was dealing with the loss of her mother, saying:
“I can sing her music, but to hear it now, I can’t. I can hear her voice telling me, ‘Keep moving, baby. I got you.’ She’s always with me. I can always feel her with me. She used to always say, ‘Do you need me?’ And I said, ‘I always need you.’”
She also spoke to Winfrey about her last day with her mother:
Later in 2012, the reality show The Houstons: On Our Own debuted on Lifetime to mixed reviews, with a great deal of attention being paid to Bobbi Kristina’s frequent drinking. Reviewing the show for Gawker, Rich Juzwiak wrote,”There is little indication that Bobbi Kristina is headed for anything but ruin, as the 19-year-old frequently drinks on camera, stumbles around like it’s more than alcohol that is inebriating her….”
In July of 2014, Bobbi Kristina again made headlines when it was announced that actress Yaya DaCosta had been cast to play Whitney Houston in a television biopic directed by Angela Bassett that aired on Lifetime. Bobbi Kristina had previously expressed interest in playing her mother on film, and didn’t take kindly to Bassett’s explanation as to why she wasn’t considered for the role.
Brown passed away today, surrounded by her father and many who loved her.