Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Pat Houston has confirmed some of the rumors of Bobbi Kristina drug use, which intensified last week following the release of an ex-roommate’s formerly sealed testimony. Houston spoke with Entertainment Weekly regarding the rumors, and acknowledged that she had begun to plan an intervention for her niece, before the Bobbi Kristina bathtub incident.
The new and wide-reaching Pat Houston will air on tonight’s episode of EW, but the publication has released advance excerpts. In them, Houston expresses tremendous remorse regarding the Bobbi Kristina drug use, which, according to Danyela Bradley’s testimony, included both heroin and crack cocaine in addition to marijuana.
“When we really found out that Krissy was in trouble,” said Houston, “we were really making plans to do something about it…but it came too late.” Houston said the family’s initial intention was to send Bobbi Kristina to a treatment center in California, far away from her Atlantan friends and associates.
Houston also addressed the 2014 restraining order against Nick Gordon that she filed on Bobbi Kristina’s behalf. Bobbi Kristina “didn’t understand it,” said Pat, who further emphasized that she tried to act in Bobbi Kristina’s best interests by doing so. And, eventually, some of that may have gotten through to her.
“Where the world saw that she was angry and mad at me, she was texting me all along,” revealed Houston. I really tried to show her [that] I’m going to do this to let you know that you don’t have to be afraid of anything. I got you.
“External attraction can really cause problems,” added Houston.
As for Bobby Brown’s forthcoming tell-all memoir about his life with Bobbi Kristina, Houston was circumspect. “I don’t really judge when it comes to that,” she said, sidestepping the drama that has plagued the Brown and Houston sides of the family for months. “It could be something that could be very healing for him. You really never know what a person is going through so if he feels that he wants to write, he’ll do it. But the only thing is you have to be very truthful. If it’s good or bad, you have to own it.”
Houston also offered the words she wishes she could tell her niece. “You have to love yourself,” Houston said. “You have to call on people and not allow someone to divide you and then conquer you.”
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