Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston’s cousin, appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning to talk about the late singer, who died last month.
“She basically was the little girl I never had,” Dionne Warwick told the show’s host Robin Roberts about her close relationship with Whitney Houston, who died at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on February 11.
“I’m heading toward being OK,” Dionne Warwick said.
“I have not had the opportunity to really mourn, to completely break down, which I will do, I know that. I think the comfort comes from knowing she’s in good hands now. She’s in the best hands now.”
Dionne Warwick, who spoke at Whitney Houston’s funeral, also gave an update about the singer’s mother, Cissy.
“I am so proud of her. She is really holding up so very well. She has her moments, of course, and she’ll continue to have her moments. But I think she’s come to terms with it just about now, the realization that it happened.”
“It’s not an easy thing for a parent to lose a baby,” Dionne Warwick added.
Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston’s cousin, appeared on Good Morning America Thursday morning to talk about the late singer, who died last month
Dionne Warwick recalled how she spoke to Whitney Houston the day she died and that she flew out to Los Angeles from New Jersey in order to attend Clive Davis’ annual party before the Grammys.
“She was so up and ready and happy,” Dionne Warwick said of Whitney Houston, hours before she died.
“She had everything in the world to live for. She had a new film, that was an absolute dream to make and do, and completed that, thank God. She was getting ready to go back into the studio to record, she was getting her vocals together.”
“It’s very, very surreal,” Whitney Houston’s cousin added.
“It hasn’t really sunk in yet.”
It was revealed Wednesday that Whitney Houston’s estate will go to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and Dionne Warwick gave a short update on how she’s doing since her mother passed away.
“That’s the one thing I love about my family: We are a family, so she has the support that she actually needs,” Dionne Warwick said.
Kris Humphries gave his first television interview on Good Morning America since his split from Kim Kardashian.
Kris Humphries, 26, feebly attempted to deflect questions about his personal life on Good Morning America today.
The NBA star was grilled by host Josh Elliot, who would not let up as Kris Humphries tried to turn the conversation around to sport and charity awareness.
Sources close to Kris Humphries say he is “livid” in wake of the sit down chat and he was not expecting to be so heavily laden with questions about his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who split from him after just 72 days of marriage.
Kris Humphries was accompanied by his mother Debra, who held his hands at times during the chat.
Kris Humphries gave his first television interview on Good Morning America since his split from Kim Kardashian
The NBA star repeatedly avoided questions about his divorce from Kim Kardashian, 31, only saying he was trying to “move forward” with his life when asked if he was still in love with her.
“I’m not focused on that, right now I’m focused on basketball,” Kris Humphries said when asked about his proposed annulment from his short-lived marriage.
Kris Humphries also revealed that he is not watching himself on the Kardashian’s reality show, Kourtney & Kim Take New York.
When asked by the host if it was tough for him to watch himself on the reality show – considering he already knew the ending – Kris Humphries said: “The only things I watch of myself on TV are me playing basketball.
“I have never really been someone to watch the show, on TV, or anything like that.”
Kris Humphries’ mother added: “The important thing is that we stay close as a family – it’s our faith in God that carries us through all of these times.
“We have so much to be thankful for right now. We’re looking forward not backward.”
TMZ reports Kris Humphries only agreed to take part in the show to plug his “foundation” and his mother’s “cookie bake”.
Good Morning America sources told TMZ that no ground rules were set on the line of questioning.
Kris Humphries says that he is fighting childhood obesity with his foundation: “Life is more about giving back,” the NBA star said.
When asked if he thought his public image had taken a hit, Kris Humphries replied: “If people know me and they know who I am and what I stand for I think that they’ll know that I love to give back, and I, you know, I’m a fun guy.
“You know I don’t really play into all the gossip and things that take place, but you know, that’s life.”