Stevie Wonder, Kevin Costner and the entire Winan family were all in attendance at Whitney Houston‘s emotional four-hour long funeral today. Millions of fans were watching on the internet.
But one noticeable face seemed to be missing. No, I’m not talking about Aretha Franklin, though she too had to miss the service due to illness. Plenty of fans were wondering where Whitney’s ex-husband Bobby Brown was during the funeral for the mother of his child. The livestreamed service didn’t show a glimpse of the troubled star’s ex.
Now, news stations are reporting that Bobby did show up at the funeral after all. Unfortunately, there seemed to be a mix up between Mr. Brown and the security at New Hope Baptist Church, where the service was being held. Bobby and his children were apparently asked to move on three separate occasions and therefore decided to leave before the service started.
After the incident, Bobby released a statement saying,
“Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene.”
There’s been obvious tension between Bobby and Whitney’s family. The couple’s tumultuous marriage, public breakdowns and rumored drug use have obviously left Cissy, Houston’s mother, at odds with Bobby.
That being said, it’s sad to hear that Bobbi-Kristina, who has already been through so much, will have to deal with yet another news report on her parents. One would’ve hoped that today, she could have been spared from another bit of drama in the press.
Aside from this early disturbance, the pop star’s funeral was a moving tribute to her spirit and her talent. I hope that Whitney’s daughter can take comfort in the millions of people who looked up to her mother and loved her so much.