After yesterday’s Today show interview was focused on Whitney Houston, its second part turned this morning to Bobby Brown’s on-going relationship with daughter Bobbi Kristina.
According to Bobby Brown, 43, he and his daughter Bobbi Kristina share a very open, healthy relationship as he tells Matt Lauer: “I am her father, she talks to me about everything.”
When asked if the rumors of Bobbi Kristina’s substance abuse were accurate, Bobby Brown said that he was not concerned about that right now.
“I know what she is actually doing,” he said.
“I think people are making assumptions of what my daughter is [because of] how strong she is. People tend to want to control strong willed people.”
Given their close relationship, Matt Lauer then asked if Bobbi Kristina Brown was dating her stepbrother, Nick Gordon, as rumors have alleged.
“Nick’s a good kid, I have nothing against Nick,” Bobby Brown said before being pushed by the host to make a declarative statement that they are not dating.
Bobbi Kristina is a strong girl, according to her father.
“Her mom taught her well. I think we raised her really well. She’s fine, she knows her mom is gone and she knows she has to live.”