It’s been exactly one month since Whitney Houston’s tragic death and daughter Bobbi Kristina is dealing with it the best way she can. The 19-year-old recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey in a pre-taped interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter (via Entertainment Weekly) and discussed what life’s been like without her beloved mother.
And while it’s been a tough road to travel, Bobbi Kristina stated she’s “doing as good as I possibly can” and recalled the happier times they spent together, saying, “She’s always with me. Her spirit is strong, it’s a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time.” But sometimes even the good memories aren’t enough to keep the sad ones at bay, admitting the sadness “comes in waves.”
But for now, she’s spending some time in the house she and her mother shared together, and she revealed how hard it is to believe Houston’s no longer there. “Sometimes, it’s so surreal. I still walk into the house like, ‘Mom?’” she said. “But I’ve accepted it.”
Houston‘s manager and sister-in-law, Patricia Houston, was also present during the interview and revealed that in the days before Houston’s death, the singer had not been abusing drugs, despite what reports claim. In fact, she shared Houston had “a peaceful look on her face” after her body was discovered.
The 90-minute television special also touched on the singer’s ex-husband, Bobby Brown and the rumors surrounding his relationship with the family. Both Pat and Houston’s brother Gary denied harboring any bad feelings toward Brown and that he’d always been invited to attend the funeral (rumors had previously circulated that the family didn’t want Brown in attendance).
All-in-all, the family is dealing with the loss as well as can be expected and we wish them all the best.