Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest this week in New Jersey, but during a time when peace and condolences should dominate the atmosphere, a family member compared the burial service to a circus after the Brown family and Houston family continued to bicker with each other.
From disagreements on the date when the burial should be held, to arguing about the color schemes that should be used, an undisclosed family member told People that the two sides of Bobbi Kristina’s family have argued so much over the past week that the event was circus-like. In fact, the arguments became so severe that security guards at the funeral had to step in to keep the two families apart.
“There were security guards who stood between everyone to make sure that no one got out of the control.”
The burial came just days after the families were bickering during Bobbi Kristina’s funeral service in Alpharetta, Georgia. Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Leolah Brown, was asked to leave after threatening Pat Houston as she walked up to speak during the funeral service.
Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, is understandably having his own set of problems during this tumultuous time. Although he isn’t rumored to be involved in the family squabble, Mark Behar, Whitney Houston’s former bodyguard, said that the “Don’t Be Cruel” singer was having a hard time coping during the burial of his daughter.
“He seemed really out of it and was mumbling to himself and walking around like he was lost. Many of the guests were even concerned about him. It was a very somber mood today. Bobby is obviously and understandably struggling.”
Bobby Brown is also said to be extremely distraught that he never forced Bobbi Kristina into rehab after learning of her drug problems. According to a family friend, the guilt and grief are beginning to set in.
“Bobby has so much guilt that it is eating him up every day. He told me he should have insisted Krissy get help for her drug addiction and he should have forced Nick Gordon to move out of her townhouse and leave her alone — legally, if necessary.”
A member of the Brown family also added that Bobby just can’t get over the fact that he let Nick Gordon, 25, move in with Bobbi Kristina and take control of her life.
“He’s really beating himself up. He knew she was struggling in life. He knew she struggled with addiction and he knew Nick was a bad guy. He feels like he should have stepped in and done more. Yes, he voiced his concerns to Krissy, but he should have done more. He should have gone to her and gotten her into rehab and away from Nick. He just can’t shake the feeling he should have protected her from all of this.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown was only 22 when she passed away on July 26. She was buried next to her mother, the late R&B superstar singer Whitney Houston.
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