Whitney Houston’s will has been made public and it has revealed that the late superstar has left everything in her possession to her daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
All of Whitney Houston money, as well as her personal effects, has been willed to Bobbi Kristina Brown.
According to a court document, which was obtained by Inside Edition, Whitney Houston, who died on February 11 aged 48, first set up the will in 1993.
The singer then amended it in 2000, while she was still married to Bobby Brown.
Bobby Brown will not receive anything, although he is mentioned in the document itself.
Allegedly, money left by Whitney Houston to Bobbi Kristina will be put into a trust which the teenager will be given access to when she turns 21.
At that time, in 2014, Bobbi Kristina Brown will receive a portion of the inheritance, before being given another chunk at the age of 25.
Bobbi Kristina will receive the rest of her inheritance in a final installment on her 30th birthday.
All of Whitney Houston money, as well as her personal effects, has been willed to Bobbi Kristina Brown
According to BANG Showbiz, Whitney Houston’s mother Patricia “Cissy” Houston is the executor of the will and her brother, Gary, and sister-in-law, Pat, are trustees.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married for 14 years, but they signed a prenuptial agreement before they tied the knot in 1992, which banned Bobby from accessing her will.
The prenuptial agreement stated: “Houston shall have the right to dispose of her Separate Property by Last Will and Testament in such manner as she may, in her own uncontrolled discretion deem proper.
“All future earnings, income, and accumulations resulting from each of the party’s respective personal activities, skills, efforts and work (including but not limited to each party’s respective earnings, income and accumulations derived from recording contracts, movie contracts, other media contracts, concert tours, endorsements, personal appearances….shall remain separate.”
It has emerged that Bobbi Kristina Brown will inherit everything from her mother’s will – but her family are hoping she doesn’t inherit Whitney Houston’s fame.
Whitney Houston’s family reportedly wants Bobbi Kristina out of the “limelight”.
A source told People magazine: “There is still no resolution and there has been nothing concrete on the cause of death, and they were hoping for that.
“There were members of the family who weren’t keen on [the interview] going down at this time.
“There are people who just want her to stay out of the limelight for a while. This is a little girl who just needs some time.”
Cissy Houston is on a mission to eradicate the bad influences from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s life and she’s starting with 22-year-old Nick Gordon who Whitney treated like her very own son.
Sources close to Houston family told TMZ that Whitney Houston invited Nick Gordon to live with her and Bobbi Kristina more than 10 years ago when the late singer learned Nick’s mother could no longer care for him.
Whitney Houston considered Nick Gordon her unofficially adopted son and treated him like family up until the end.
According to TMZ, Cissy Houston believes Nick Gordon is a bad influence on Bobbi Kristina and wants him out of the Houston family home in Atlanta ASAP.
Cissy Houston believes Nick Gordon is a bad influence on Bobbi Kristina and wants him out of the Houston family home in Atlanta
TMZ also reported that Cissy Houston has already informed her lawyers about the eviction in case he puts up a fight.
There are reports that Nick Gordon was included in Whitney Houston’s will, but so far, they have not been confirmed by members of the Houston family.
Whitney Houston’s godmother Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will sing at the singer’s funeral, to be held in New Jersey on Saturday.
Clive Davis, her musical mentor, will speak at the ceremony, which will include contributions from Whitney Houston’s cousin Dionne Warwick and singer Alicia Keys.
Whitney Houston’s ex-husband Bobby Brown and Kevin Costner, with whom she starred in The Bodyguard, are among those who have been invited to the private service.
Police plan to block off streets around the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark.
No one without an invitation will be allowed near the building and fans have been urged to stay home.
The funeral will be shown live on US television after the Houston family agreed to have a single video camera inside the church.
Whitney Houston’s funeral will also be streamed on the BBC News website at 12:00 EST.
Various media crews are already in place outside the church, hoping to capture footage of the guests arriving and leaving.
Whitney Houston was one of the world's best-selling artists from the mid-1980’s to the late 1990’s, selling 170 million records worldwide
Songwriter Valerie Simpson, whose I’m Every Woman was covered by Whitney Houston in 1992, will also be attending the funeral.
Valerie Simpson told CNN she hoped the day would be a celebration of Whitney Houston’s talent.
“Her personal trials and tribulations have nothing to do with her artistry,” she told Piers Morgan.
“Her record is her music. That incredible voice.”
“It had everything – it was elastic, it had meaning, it had range, it had soul, it had pop sensibility and an ability to interpret a lyric in a way that made you feel it.”
The funeral comes one week after Whitney Houston was found in her hotel bathroom in Los Angeles.
Officials are waiting for the results of toxicology tests that will help them ascertain how the singer died.
Reginald Dowdley, the late singer’s make-up artist, spent three hours with her on the day before her death and said he saw “no signs of stress”.
“She was warm and inviting and welcoming,” he said.
“She didn’t seem erratic. I didn’t get any of that from her at all.”
Whitney Houston was one of the world’s best-selling artists from the mid-1980’s to the late 1990’s, selling 170 million records worldwide.
Sales of Whitney Houston records have soared since her death was announced last Saturday.
The private funeral of the legendary singer Whitney Houston will be streamed live on the internet, it was announced yesterday.
The revelation will please Whitney Houston’s grieving fans, who were disappointed to learn that the star’s funeral would be a private affair.
There will also be no public memorial service for Whitney Houston.
Members of the public wishing to pay their respects to the iconic singer will be able to do so by following online as she is laid to rest.
The private funeral of the legendary singer Whitney Houston will be streamed live on the internet by The Associated Press
The Associated Press has been granted the right to film the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday in Whitney Houston’s hometown of Newark, New Jersey.
The funeral will be streamed on the AP’s website, and will also be made available to broadcasters.
While the service at New Hope Baptist Church will be not be open to the public, that has not stopped Whitney Houston’s fans from bringing flowers as and other gifts as tributes to the singer.
The church, where Whitney Houston sang as a child, has become one of several sites where people have gathered to remember the singer since her death last Saturday night at the age of 48.
Whitney Houston is also being remembered by the New Jersey government, after governor Chris Christie ordered state buildings to lower their flags on the day of the funeral.
Whitney Houston decline from world-beating success into damaging drug addiction has been blamed by some on her turbulent marriage to singer Bobby Brown, and it has been reported that her family asked her ex-husband to stay away from her funeral.
However, Bobby Brown has insisted that those reports are false, and that he will attend the ceremony in order to support the couple’s 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Whitney Houston may be buried alongside her father, army serviceman and entertainment executive John Russell Houston Jr., who died in 2003
There is believed to have been disagreement among the Houston family as to where Whitney Houston should be buried.
Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy and her cousin Dionne Warwick are said to have argued that the iconic singer should be laid to rest in Atlanta, but other relatives who argued for Newark won the day.
Whitney Houston may be buried alongside her father, army serviceman and entertainment executive John Russell Houston Jr., who died in 2003.