The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday during a memorial service for their daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi Kristina, who dreamed of growing up to achieve fame like her mother, died in hospice care July 26, about six months after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhouse.
A long-standing rift between families of the young woman’s famous mother and father broke out into the open at a memorial service at the St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Ga.
Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, walked out of the church and spoke to reporters. She said she was angry because Pat Houston was speaking at the funeral. Pat Houston is the sister-in-law and former manager for the late Whitney Houston.
She suggested that the feud between the Houstons and the Browns was far from over.
“It’s just getting started,” she said.
Bobbi Kristina’s death was grimly similar to the way her megastar mother had died three years earlier.
Bobbi Kristina was found in the townhouse she shared with Nick Gordon, whom Houston had raised as her own. Bobbi Kristina referred to him as her husband. A police report earlier this year described the incident as a drowning, and authorities are investigating her death.