She wants to be just like her mother.
By most accounts Whitney Houston’s 18-year-old daughter wants to be an actress and singer but sources tell Us Weekly the teen is emulating her mother in more ways than that.
The new issue of the magazine reports that sources are saying Bobbi Kristina’s drug problem is “out of control”. She had a problem before her mom died but, as a source tells Us Weekly, “Whitney’s passing is sending Bobbi off the deep end”.
Apparently, a lot of the blame can be placed squarely at the feet of her mother. Those who know the family tell the mag that Whitney and Bobbi Kristina had a relationship closer to that of girlfriends than mother daughter. There are dozens of photos of the two hitting the L.A. party circuit even in the days leading up to Whitney’s death.
As CNN reported today, the 18-year-old hasn’t been around grandmother Cissy Houston much as she’s been in L.A. with her mother so the family is just now realizing the extent of her problems. An insider tells Us Weekly that Bobbi Kristina’s family is “shocked” by the scope of her issues. She allegedly left her mom’s funeral to get high, leaving the family desperate to find her. But Cissy Houston and Dionne Warwick are making every effort to help get the girl back on the right track. And earlier this week it was reported that Bobbi Kristina’s dad, Bobby Brown, urged his daughter to go to rehab.
Us Weekly also reports that Whitney Houston has wanted to get her daughter help for a long time. Now, grandmother, Cissy Houston is left to try and help. If anyone can help, Cissy can. As Whitney Houston once told Oprah, Cissy once showed up at her door with a court order forcing her to rehab.
Hopefully Bobbi Kristina can get help, not only for any drug problems she might have, but for dealing with the grief of her mother’s death. The poor thing. Grew up among drug-using, fighting parents and, once they divorced, pretty much hit the L.A. party scene with her mom. Here’s hoping she stays closer to grandma from here on out.
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