By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
As we previously reported, Houston died February 11 at the Beverly Hilton at age 48. The pop icon was found unresponsive by members of her entourage in the bathroom of her hotel room, and she was declared dead by responding paramedics at 3:55 p.m. PST on the eve of the Grammys.
Ray J and Whitney’s only child, Bobbi Kristina, “absolutely didn’t get along. Ray thought Krissy was extremely disrespectful towards him and acted bratty. Whitney and Krissy would argue as any mother/daughter would, but Ray didn’t like the way she talked back to her mom. Ray really tried to meet Krissy halfway and have a relationship with her, but she just wasn’t interested. Ray understood that Krissy didn’t trust him, but she never gave him a chance,” a source close to the situation tells us.
At the urging of his sister Brandy, Ray has agreed to see a counselor to help him come to terms of Whitney’s unexpected death.” Ray J is obviously absolutely devastated by the loss of Whitney, who he says was the love of his life,” a source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com. “Even though a month has passed since she died, Ray still can’t believe that Whitney is gone. He has saved voice mail messages on his cell phone from her that he has been listening to. His sister Brandy has urged him to go to counseling to deal with this loss, and he has finally agreed.
“Ray is just numb and he needs to be able to start to deal with these feelings. Brandy and her brother are extremely close, and she has been a rock for him in the weeks since Whitney died. However, Brandy is also dealing with a huge loss, as she worked with Whitney professionally, and loved her like an older sister. Brandy recognizes that she can only help her brother so much. Ray has promised Brandy he will see someone, however, knowing how Brandy is, she will probably find a mental health professional and make the arrangements for him.”
No one will ever forget the heartbreaking moment at Houston’s funeral as her casket was being carried out of the church, as her song I Will Always Love You was playing, when Ray J lovingly reached out to touch Whitney’s coffin. Ray J subsequently broke down in tears in the pew and was comforted by Brandy.
“Ray is slowly getting back to trying to return to his life. He was in Washington DC over the weekend for work. Ray hasn’t spoken to Krissy since Whitney’s funeral,” the source said.