During her interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired Sunday (March 11) on OWN, Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina recounted her final day with her mother, explaining that they had spent all day and night together hanging out. The 19-year-old also told Oprah that she planned to carry on her mother’s legacy by pursuing a career in entertainment.
“It was so early in the morning. I went to go get her and I said, ‘Come lay with me,'” Bobbi Kristina said, describing her last moments with Whitney. “She stayed with me all night and all day. She was just rubbing my head and holding me. I just slept in her arms.”
“I was a little rebellious, but when it came down to it, I ran to Mom,” she admitted, when asked about her relationship with her mother. “We had our arguments, we had everything, but at the end of the day, that was still my mother, my confidante, my everything.” And despite growing up with a superstar parent, she still saw Whitney simply as her mother.
“I just saw her as mom. The first time I saw her as a worldwide icon was when we went on tour,” she added. “And the funeral. … She made an impact not only on a few people. She made an impact on the world. That’s when it hit me.”
Bobbi Kristina was clear about her plans to pursue a career in entertainment, telling Oprah, “I have to carry on the legacy.”
“We’re gonna do the singing thing. Some acting, some dancing,” Bobbi Kristina said. “It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it.”