February 19, 2012 08:00 AM by Shayla Perry
If you watched the funeral of the late Whitney Houston on Saturday (February 18), you may have noticed one famous face missing from the crowd of people gathered at New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey; the singer’s ex-husband Bobby Brown. Amid speculation that he wasn’t allowed at the service and rumors that he came, but was thrown out, the Being Bobby Brown star released an official statement to explain what happened and why he left Houston’s funeral after being there for only fifteen minutes.
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife, Whitney Houston,” Brown writes. “We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continued to ask us and no one else to move. 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. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
While it’s true that an invitation to Brown was extended, insiders say that there are still underlying tensions between the former Bravo reality star and the Houston family.
“There are family members who felt Bobby drove Whitney into drugs,” a source close to the late singer’s family told Us Weekly. “But now Bobby is clean and Whitney has unfortunately passed. So there’s resentment.”
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