Oprah Winfrey's interview with Whitney Houston's family has been aired on "Oprah's Next Chapter" Sunday, March 11. During the 90-minute special, her only daughter with Bobby Brown unveiled how the "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" hitmaker spent her last day.
"It was so early in the morning," recalled Bobbi Kristina when met at Whitney's Atlanta mansion, where she now lives. "I went to go get her and I said, 'Come lay with me.' She stayed with me all night and all day." The 19-year-old continued on, "She was just rubbing my head and holding me. I just slept in her arms."
During the chat, Bobbi also described what her mother meant to her. "She wasn't only a mother, she was a best friend. She was a sister, a comforter," so she claimed. In fact, she admitted that she is still comforted by Houston's spirit as she gets through this difficult time. "I can hear her voice in spirit talking to me, 'Keep moving, baby. I got you,' " she told Oprah.
"She's always with me. I can always feel her. I can always feel her with me," the teenager, who is determined to follow in her mother's footsteps to carry on the legacy, went on saying. "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 additionally opened up that her mother once told her that at 5 A.M., the saints start praying. After her mother passed away on February 11, she claimed she'd "wake up at night" and "look at the clock and it's 5 o'clock. I start praying." She also felt her mother's presence in the house, "Lights turn on and off and I'm like, 'Mom, what are you doing?' I can still laugh with her and still talk to her."
Aside from Bobbi, Whitney's manager and sister-in-law, Patricia Houston, also talked to Oprah in the TV special. Asked if the pop icon was happy, she dished on, "She was happy about the fact that was getting her daughter secure. She loved Krissy with everything she had. She was happy with the decisions she was making as it relates to her."
Recalling the day Whitney was found dead, Pat said she heard screams when she was walking to the singer's hotel room. "I saw the hairstylist drop to her knees and I kept walking very slow," she detailed. "A woman opened her door and said, 'Is everything alright?' and I said, 'Dial 911'...I knew something was wrong. I was just numb."
When Pat got into the room, her brother and Whitney's bodyguard, Ray, was trying to revive the singer "to the point of exhaustion." She added, "Then I saw her. She had a peaceful look on her face." Pat also confirmed that Whitney was found in the bathtub as saying, "I just know that they had to pull her out of there."