Bobbi Kristina, Whitney Houston’s daughter, disappeared for several hours after her mother’s funeral — and was allegedly using drugs, according to two sources close to the family.
The family is trying to get her into rehab because she has suffered at least two emotional breakdowns prior to the funeral and left before friends and family convened at a local eatery in Newark, New Jersey, to remember the 48-year-old musical legend.
Houston’s body was set to be transported to the Fairview cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, for burial Sunday morning, her family was in full panic mode trying to the find the 18-year-old, who suffered at least two emotional breakdowns last week after the sudden death of her mother on Feb. 11, according to two sources who spoke to The Daily Beast and are in close communication with Bobbi Kristina’s family.
“Everyone was freaking out and calling Bobbi Kristina’s cell,” said one source, a longtime family friend. “It was so much commotion and activity after the funeral that Bobbi Kristina just slipped away. Ms. Cissy [Houston, Whitney’s mother] was beside herself.”
“There was some confusion about Bobbi Kristina’s whereabouts last night for a short time but she’s OK,” a Houston family spokesperson told The Daily Beast. “She needed some time alone.” The spokesperson says Bobbi Kristina isn’t on drugs and is just emotionally fragile at this time. “She is going through a very hard time as you can expect.”
The only child of Houston and singer Bobby Brown became the center of attention last week after her mother’s body was found underwater in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The product of two admitted drug users, family members worry Bobbi Kristina is already too familiar with the vices and demons that most likely led to her mother’s untimely death.
Even before the funeral was held on Saturday, the family had serious discussions about Kristina entering into rehab as soon as her mother was laid to rest, according to multiple sources familiar with the conversations. They say she spent the night after her mother’s death using drugs to dull the pain.
Kristina entered rehab for a drug problem early last year, says one of the family friends who spoke to The Daily Beast, a longtime associated of the family.