February 21, 2012 07:55:01 GMT
In separate interview, Houston's godmother Darlene Love debunks rumors that Bobbi Kristina went missing after funeral, insisting that 'she was with the family the whole time.'
Words have run rampant that Whitney Houston's daughter might be sent to rehab by her family, especially after she was allegedly found "getting high" at a hotel hours after the pop icon's funeral. On Monday, February 20, longtime family friend BeBe Winans told Access Hollywood Live that he thinks Bobbi Kristina is doing great despite the tough times.
"I don't know anything about rehab," admitted the 49-year-old gospel singer when asked about the rumors. He went on to tell hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, "I can tell you from being around her, pretty much all her life, and at the same time being around her in this dark valley, she's doing wonderful. She's doing wonderful."
The brother of CeCe Winans further explained, "I'm turning 50 this year and to lose my mother would be devastating, so I understand at 18, to lose someone, not only just your mother, but your friend - someone you love, it's devastating. So wherever she needs to walk, the positive thing is that she's not walking alone. We will be by her side."
On whether or not Bobby Brown will be a part of Bobbi's life, BeBe shared, "The thing that is real is that's what Whitney would say. Even when they decided to divorce... she told Bobbi Kristina, 'He will always be your father. You will need your father,' and no matter what happens, she will have her father because Whitney's family understands that."
Whitney's godmother Darlene Love added in separate interview, "That's really going to have to be [Bobbi's] choice whether she wants him in her life... and I don't think nobody is going to give her any information or try to move her one way or the other. That's one decision she's definitely going to have to make on her own."
During the chat, the "He's a Rebel" singer also shot down reports suggesting that Bobbi went missing after the funeral service last Saturday, February 18. "Not true. Not true," she told the hosts. "[Bobbi] was with the family the whole time. We all went to a restaurant we call after a funeral or home celebration, a repast, where everybody goes and sits and talks and eats."
Slamming the report first brought up by The Daily Beast, the 70-year-old went on to assure, "She was there, she was there yesterday, she's been with the family these last couple of days." She concluded by stressing, "We all know where she is, she's not missing."