Bobbi Kristina’s father Bobby Brown has spoken publicly for the first time since his daughter’s death and burial. In an emotional interview with the cast of The Real, Bobby discussed his grief, confusion, and, ultimately, the peace he’s had to make with Bobbi Kristina’s untimely death.
The episode will air on Monday, but producers have already made several clips of the emotional exchange public. In one, Bobby Brown acknowledges “We prayed and hoped for six months…for something better to happen. But when God calls you, he calls you.”
Brown also said he thought Bobbi Kristina’s mother Whitney Houston must have had a hand in shaping events: “She was not comfortable by herself, I guess. She just called my daughter with her….I’m pretty sure her mother was…had a part with like, ‘Come on, let’s get her up here.'”
Brown’s wife Alicia Etheridge, who was by his side for The Real interview, added “In the best way…in the welcoming way.”
Bobbi Kristina slipped into a coma at home on January 31st, and died July 26th. She was laid to rest alongside Whitney Houston one week later. Since then, the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Bobbi Kristina’s former boyfriend Nick Gordon. The suit alleges years of both physical and emotional abuse, and also claims that Gordon gave Bobbi Kristina a “toxic cocktail” that led directly to her death.
You can catch Bobby Brown’s full interview on The Real this Monday at 3 PM EST.
(Photo credits: Bobby Brown and Bobbi Kristina via Twitter, WENN)