Ray J, Whitney Houston’s on-off boyfriend has revealed he looks at a picture of the singer on his phone for comfort.
Ray J, 31, who previously dated Kim Kardashian, said he is still in pain after a “tough” few weeks since Whitney Houston’s death.
The hip hop singer, who dated Whitney Houston off and on for a number of years, said: “I really miss my friend.
“I really do, I’m still hurting. I just want to say, like Whitney, I love giving back to the kids.
“It’s just such a tough time for me. I’ve been through a lot in these past two weeks.
“I may have to look at life in a whole different way.
“I always look at my phone because I have a picture of someone I really love, and it helps me through the day.”
Ray J, Whitney Houston's on-off boyfriend has revealed he looks at a picture of the singer on his phone for comfort
“This is all new for me. I’m really emotional right now.
“What I will say is that I loved, and I’m hurt.
“But I enjoy being around people that support me and give me a sense of peace.”
Ray J was speaking at a Brotherhood Crusade/Mothers in Action press conference on Friday.
The singer and actor donated several items to the charity, including school supplies and clothes.
Cissy Houston is said to be planning to visit the Beverly Hilton Hotel room 434 where her daughter Whitney died.
Cissy Houston, 78, apparently wants to see the scene of Whitney’s death in a bid to get closure.
Whitney Houston’s mother will make the pilgrimage to room number 434 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles where the singer was found dead on February 11 in the bathtub.
TMZ reports that Cissy Houston wants to make a “spiritual connection” with her daughter in the hope of coming to terms with her sudden death.
Cissy Houston will apparently pray while she is there and spend some “quiet, contemplative time”, TMZ claims.
Cissy Houston wants to make a “spiritual connection” with Whitney in the hope of coming to terms with her sudden death
A source said: “[She] won’t be at peace until she gets closure.
“It’s unclear when Cissy plans to return to the hotel room – but we’re told the visit will be soon … she’s currently planning out the logistics.”
Meanwhile, Whitney Houston’s cause of death is still under investigation pending toxicology reports.
Whitney Houston was laid to rest in her homeland of Newark, New Jersey, a week after she was found dead.
A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol.
Final toxicology results will pinpoint the exact cause of death but the coroner confirms that the sedatives and alcohol combined is most likely the cause of death, not drowning.
The combination of Valium, Xanax and alcohol is said to have most likely caused Whitney Houston’s heart to stop beating due to the substances in her system inhibiting her breathing.
Thus, Whitney Houston’s death was not from drowning, although she was discovered submerged in a bathtub.
A preliminary toxicology report indicates Whitney Houston died due to a mix of prescription drugs, Valium and Xanax, and alcohol
Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub in her suite at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, just hours before she was to perform for Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
The final report will definitively determine exactly what amounts of substances and which drugs killed her.
Whitney Houston, 48, was found in the bathtub of her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the eve of the 54th Grammy Awards, February 11, 2012. She was pronounced dead at about 4:00 p.m. that afternoon.