Bobbi Kristina Brown (born March 4, 1993) is an American reality television and media personality, singer, and heiress. She is the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. Following her mother's death on February 11, 2012, Brown inherited her estate.
Bobbi Kristina "Krissy" Brown was delivered via cesarean section to Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown on March 4, 1993. Brown's maternal grandmother is Cissy Houston of The Drinkard Singers; her mother's cousins are Dee Dee Warwick and Dionne Warwick, mother of Damon Elliott. Her uncle is Gary Houston, her mother's half-brother. Through her father, Brown has four half-siblings: Landon, LaPrincia, Robert ("Bobby") Jr., and Cassius.Her godmother is CeCe Winans.
Brown's childhood has been characterized by the media as difficult due to her parents' drug problems, presence of the paparazzi and their scrutiny, and domestic violence issues. Put into the public spotlight at age two in 1994 when her mother accepted an American Music Award as she was holding Brown onstage, her childhood continued to be very public due to her parents' fame. Brown's parents divorced when she was 14, with her mother receiving custody.
On February 11, 2012, Brown's mother was found dead in a hotel bathtub. Brown was "inconsolable" immediately following the event. She engaged in a verbal altercation with police, after which she had to be carried from the hotel on a stretcher. Brown was checked into the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles by concerned family.
Houston's estate in its entirety went to her daughter, including clothing, jewelry, cars, personal effects and furniture. Payments will be released in installments until Brown reaches age 30, at which time she will receive the entire US$115 million estate.
Brown was accused of incest after becoming romantically involved with Nick Gordon, who had come to live with the Houston family at age 12 after his mother could no longer care for him on her own. Before becoming romantically involved with Gordon, Brown referred to him as her "big brother". In October 2012, Brown announced her engagement to Gordon. The couple had a tumultuous beginning, and in July 2013 Brown announced that the engagement was back on after it had been called off at least once. Through her Facebook page, she posted: "YES, we me nick are engaged. I'm tired of hearing people say 'eww your sic engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this. Let me clear up something, we aren't even real brother and sister nor is he my adoptive brother. My mom never adopted him. In fact, mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating. My mom knows me better than any of you." The couple announced that they were married on January 9, 2014; a year later, a lawyer for Bobby Brown claimed that no marriage had ever taken place.
Bobbi Kristina Brown had stated that her grandmother Cissy Houston had given the couple her blessing prior to the announcement of their engagement. Cissy had reportedly called the relationship "incestuous" when the two were dating, however.
On January 31, 2015, Brown was found face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home. Her husband and a friend called 9-1-1 and began CPR until public safety officers took over. Police said Brown was alive and breathing after being transported to North Fulton Hospital. Officers searched the home and found no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved, but a second, more thorough search led to several items being seized. Doctors told her family that Brown had "significantly diminished" brain function, and that recovery would be miraculous.
On February 2, Brown was moved to Emory University Hospital. She was said to be showing improvement, including opening and closing her eyes, but doctors warned of neurological damage due to the lack of oxygen. A cousin called Brown a "tiger" and said family members expect her to "pull through".
Several well-known entertainers took to Twitter to offer their thoughts and prayers, including Andy Cohen, Ciara, Missy Elliott, Holly Robinson Peete, Al B. Sure! and Diane Warren. Actor Kevin Costner, Houston's costar in The Bodyguard, made a telephone call to Brown's cousin Dionne Warwick to offer his sympathies.