New Jersey, Feb 19 (TruthDive): Whitney Houston’s funeral, or Home-Going, was held at noon, in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday (February 18). Bobby Brown did not attend the funeral services of his ex-wife, Whitney Houston. Brown arrived and left after a disagreement with security over his seating inside the New Hope Baptist Church, a source confirmed.
Brown, who divorced Houston in 2007 following a tumultuous 15-year marriage, was invited by Houston’s family to attend the private, star-studded services.
In the wake of her death, he left his concert tour with New Edition to fly to Los Angeles and console their 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown; she was briefly hospitalized for anxiety-related issues a day after her mother was found dead Feb. 11.
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston,” Brown said in a statement released.
“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 continue 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 honour 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.”
According to our sources, Brown was invited, plus two, but instead showed up with an entourage of nine people. We’re told Bobby became upset when he found out they would not seat his whole party.
Brown issued a statement on Saturday afternoon to clarify the situation. Brown said his group — which included his four other children from other relationships — were “seated by security” and asked to move on three separate occasions, with no access to Bobbi Kristina.
Brown says he left because he didn’t want to create a scene.