American pop queen Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, is said to be extremely disappointed on hearing that several members of Houston's family do not want him to attend her funeral.
Whitney Houston, the legendary, award-winning actress, model and musician, died, aged 48, on Saturday, at her room in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.
Nevertheless, Bobby Brown is undaunted and reportedly determined to attend the event.
The 43-year-old American R&B singer and songwriter, who has been warned by the Houston family from attending the funeral, has told his friends he is desperate to be at the funeral to support their (Whitney Houston and his) 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized twice over the weekend and treated for stress and anxiety, reports ANI.
It is believed Whitney's family is less than happy with the idea of Bobby attending the funeral because they hold him responsible for their daughter's alleged drug addiction.
However, Bobby was clearly still devoted to his ex-wife. He flew to Los Angeles while suffering from severe emotional trauma and stress and twice rushed to the hospital to be with Whitney. Nevertheless it seems Cissy, Whitney's mother, will not have him at the funeral on Saturday.
"Whitney's relatives think that Bobby has already done enough damage. Everyone wants him out of their lives for good, and as distanced from Bobbi Kristina as possible," the Mirror quoted a source as saying.
The couple was married in July, 1992. They separated in September, 2006 and divorced on April 24, 2007, with Whitney receiving custody of their 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.