Pat Houston sat down with Entertainment Tonight to speak for the first time about the July 26 death of her 22-year-old niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
The late Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager says the family had been planning to address Bobbi Kristina’s drug problem before she was found facedown and unconscious in her bathtub in January 2015—under eerily similar circumstances to her mother.
“When we really found out that Krissy was in trouble [with drugs], we were really making plans to do something about it,” she told ET, adding that a rehab facility in California had been picked out. “But it came too late.”
Pat also said that even though she had her doubts about Krissy’s relationship with Nick Gordon, and even filed a restraining order against him, she remained supportive of Krissy.
“Where the world saw that she was angry and mad at me, she was texting me all along,” Pat said. “I really tried to show her [that] I’m going to do this to let you know that you don’t have to be afraid of anything. I got you.’”
When asked if there was any advice she would’ve liked to share with her now-deceased niece, Houston replied: “You have to love yourself. You have to call on people and not allow someone to divide you and then conquer you.”