Whitney Houston’s Daughter Released from Hospital
LOS ANGELES (CNN) — As the world was grieving and looking for answers in the death of Whitney Houston, Houston’s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was taken to a Los Angeles hospital, police said.
Beverly Hills police said Sunday the teen was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at about 11:15 a.m. She was released later Sunday and was expected to head to New Jersey, where her grandmother lives, as early as Sunday night, a source close to the family told CNN.
Singer Kim Burrell, a family friend, told CNN on Sunday afternoon from the Grammy Awards’ red carpet that she was with the teenager on Saturday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after Houston died. This was a few hours after Burrell said she’d exchanged messages with her close friend, Houston, after she arrived in Los Angeles for the festivities.
“As to be expected, she’s overwhelmed — it’s her mother. She knows how much her mother meant to the world. And Bobbi Kristina has a huge heart, just like her mother,” said Burrell, adding that that Bobbi Kristina affectionately refers to her as “Auntie Kim.”
“She loves hard,” Burrell said of Bobbi Kristina. “She’s going to be OK, and we’re going to see to it.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown was born in 1993, during Houston’s marriage to R&B singer Bobby Brown, which ended in divorce in 2007.
The daughter of music royalty became publicly known during the mid-2000s reality show “Being Bobby Brown,” where she frequently appeared alongside her parents and often had a front-row seat to their marital fireworks.
Houston once said of her only child, “She encourages me and inspires me. When I look at her eyes and I see myself, I go, ‘Okay. I can do this. I can do this.'”
Mother and daughter even performed together on national TV in 2009, when the two sang “My Love Is Your Love” in Central Park on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown proved she could do it on her own when she posted a video on Twitter of her singing Adele’s “Someone Like You” last September. So far the video has been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube.
Bobbi Kristina Brown has previously given insight into her relationship with her mother, stating on Twitter, “I love my family so much … I’m so thankful for (my mother). Thank you so much lord for blessing me with an Phenomenal family and incredibly phenomenal mother.”