Whitney Houston‘s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, told Oprah Winfrey her late mother was her “everything,” and that she’s “doing as good as I possibly can” following the singer’s death last month at 48.
The talk show icon sat down with Whitney’s 19-year-old daughter with Bobby Brown on Sunday for her OWN show Oprah’s Next Chapter, less than a month after the I Will Always Love You singer was found dead in her suite in the Beverly Hills Hilton during Grammys weekend.
“She’s always with me,” Bobbi Kristina, the sole heiress to Whitney’s fortune, told Oprah of her late mother. “Her spirit is strong, it’s a strong spirit. I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me — ‘I’m right here, I’ve got you’ — I can always feel her with me. I feel her pass through me all the time.
“She always asked me, ‘Do you need me?’ And I caught myself, out of nowhere, I didn’t even know I said it, I said, ‘I’ll always need you.'”
Bobbi Kristina admitted she’s had her fair share of mood swings during the tumultuous time.
“It comes in waves: One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me,” Bobbi Kristina told Oprah, who provided a comforting presence to the teen on the special. “Sometimes, it’s so surreal. I still walk into the house like, ‘Mom?’ But I’ve accepted it.”
Bobbi Kristina described to Oprah the final day she was able to spend with her mother.
“The very last day, it was so early in the morning I went to go and get her I was like, ‘Will you come and lay down with me?’” she recalled. “She was rubbing my head, and I slept in her arms all day and all night long.”
Bobbi Kristina said she hopes “to carry on the legacy” through her own work as a singer and actress.
“I still have a voice – yeah we are going to do the singing thing, we are going to do the singing and the acting,” she said. “It’s a lot of pressure, but she prepared me for it.”