Born In: Livingston, New Jersey, United States
Bobbi Kristina Brown was an American reality television personality, singer and an actor. Born to famous parents – Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown – she was in limelight throughout her life. She was a part of the reality television series Being Bobby Brown and later also appeared in The Houstons: On Our Own. As an actor, she played the role of Tina, the receptionist in Tyler Perry’s television show called For Better or Worse. She was a featured singer in a song – The Little Drummer Boy – of her mother’s Christmas album titled One Wish: The Holiday Album. On a number of occasions, she performed alongside her mother on stage too. In January 2015, she was found unconscious in a bathtub at her home and six months later, she died at the young age of 22. Post her death, a biographical film Bobbi Kristina was released by TV One in 2017. In 2021 Lifetime TV released a documentary titled Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All.
Died At Age: 22
father: Bobby Brown
mother: Whitney Houston
Partner: Nick Gordon (2012–2015)
Born Country: United States
place of death: Duluth, Georgia, United States
Cause of Death: Lobar Pneumonia
Bobbi Kristina Brown was born on 4 March 1993, at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey to American singer and actress Whitney Elizabeth Houston and singer-songwriter and dancer Bobby Brown.
She was the only child of her parents who later got divorced in 2007. Whitney Houston received the custody of her daughter.
Bobbi Brown’s maternal grandmother is the two times Grammy award winning soul and gospel singer Cissy Houston whereas her maternal half-uncle is the former professional basketball player Gary Garland.
Through her father, she had six half siblings – half-brothers: Landon, Cassius and Robert Bobby Jr and half-sisters: La'Princia, Bodhi and Hendrix Brown.
While in middle school, she was a part of the cheerleading squad.
As the daughter of famous celebrities, Bobbi Kristina Brown came into limelight very early. In fact, even before she was born, Whitney Houston shot for the music video of the 1993 song Whitney Houston: I'm Every Woman while she was expecting Bobbi.
As an 8 months old baby, she accompanied her mother for the latter’s interview with Barbara Walters.
At the 1994 American Music Awards, Whitney Houston won eight awards and carried Bobbi Kristina onstage with her to receive her third award.
Whitney Houston’s 1998 song My Love Is Your Love featured her vocals (though uncredited) in the beginning and towards the end of the track.
Bobbi Kristina Brown sometimes also joined her mother when the latter performed live on stage on the song. These include a concert in Germany, Poland and in the VH1 Divas Live 1999 concert in New York. She also performed alongside her mother on Good Morning America in 2009.
She was a featured singer in a song – Little Drummer Boy – of her mother’s sixth studio album titled One Wish: The Holiday Album released in 2003.
In 2005, she appeared as herself in an episode of Bravo TV’s reality television documentary series Being Bobby Brown which followed the life of Bobby Brown and his marriage with Whitney Houston.
In 2009, she appeared in an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show and in 2012, she again appeared as herself on the Oprah’s Next Chapter (a month after her mother’s death).
In 2012, she was seen in the Lifetime reality television series, The Houstons: On Our Own, which follows the Houston family as they try to deal with the loss of Whitney Houston after her demise. In the show, Bobbi also sang one of her mother’s hits I’m Your Baby Tonight.
The year also saw her appearing as herself in the Billboard Music Awards and making her acting debut in a television sitcom created, written and executive produced by Tyler Perry. In the show titled For Better or Worse, she played the role of Tina, the receptionist.
In July 2013 Bobbi Kristina Brown announced her engagement with Nick Gordon, who had lived with the Houston family since he was 12 years old.
On 31st January 2015, she was found submerged and unconscious in her bathtub at her home in Georgia. She was admitted to a hospital where was placed in an induced coma. She later passed away on July 26th 2015 at the age of 22.
A report by The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said that the underlying cause of death was immersion associated with drug intoxication. However, the manner of death (intentional or accidental causes) was classified as undetermined. The final autopsy report concluded that Brown died of lobar pneumonia.
In 2017, a biographical television film Bobbi Kristina directed by Ty Hodges and starring Joy Rovaris in the lead role was released on TV One
In 2021, Lifetime TV released a documentary Whitney Houston & Bobbi Kristina: Didn't We Almost Have It All which provided an in depth look at the lives of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina.
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