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Bobby Brown

Distraught After Hearing

He's Unwanted at Funeral

2/15/2012 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Bobby Brown is "extremely disappointed" after hearing that several members of Whitney Houston's family do not want him to attend the singer's funeral ... sources tell TMZ.

Sources close to Bobby tell us ... people connected to the Houston family have reached out to Bobby to warn him that he shouldn't attempt to attend the funeral because the family isn't fond of him.

However ... we're told Bobby has not received any OFFICIAL word from the family about his invite status.

Sources tell us ... Bobby WANTS to attend the funeral so he can support his daughter Bobbi Kristina, but he hasn't decided on a plan of action yet.

Bottom line -- we're told Bobby is hoping the family will be able to set aside their differences so they all can focus on mourning the loss of their loved one.

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schoen1    

I've never understood why she married him.

796 days ago
92.

SallyinChicago    

If this is true, the family is petty. (Wouldn't it be a shock if Whitney left a will and left it ALL to Bobby?)

796 days ago
93.

DRAGON    

why would he want to attend the funeral? if he felt so sad about her passing he would not be on stage the same night she died. is he sad? or just guilty for abusing her and enabling her with drugs that destroyed her voice and career.

796 days ago
94.

starshine79    

maybe they should have taken this stand before she died.

796 days ago
95.

IfYouSaySo    

Wow, some of these comments are just so off the mark...

1. Whitney was using drugs long before she even met Bobby.
2. Whitney's had several chances to kick her addiction...but never did.
3. Bobby's been clean for several years now.
4. Bobby didn't kill Whitney, Whitney killed Whitney.
5. The family is petty and will continue to be that way, despite the damages being done to the daughter.

796 days ago
96.

Your mom    

Bobby, Bobbi Kristina and Whitney just went out to dinner a few weeks ago. There is absolutely no reason Bobby should be denied attendance to his daughters mother's funeral. My parents have been divorced for over 20 years and my mom has gone with me to every funeral from my dads side of the family because she is my mom and it's her job to have my back regardless! If Whitney and Bobby were on dinner with daughter terms so soon before her death, I'm sure she wouldn't object to him being there for their daughter.

796 days ago
97.

JD    

The death of Whitney was inevitable with the drunk driver Bobby Brown, we all witnessed time after time that a driver who is drunk never got hurt the innocent on the road always died,in the case of Bobby Brown this man should be denied a right to a seat by this woman family .I would not let him participate let him feel for once what he has done to this beautiful talent he messed with crack cocaine .keep this monster away from her.

796 days ago
98.

Jack    

They need to stop it!!!! they were in love and married 14 years they have a child together my goodness just stop!!!! R.I.P Whitney

796 days ago
99.

girlnamedsue    

Whitney had free will, she didn't have to do drugs and she could have left him earlier than she did. This is so awful for Bobby, let him mourn his ex-wife and mother of his child. He's not perfect but he deserves to be there. Addiction is a choice not a disease!!

796 days ago
100.

JJ    

She didn't die being married to him. She died when HER FAMILY were the custodians in her hotel room.

796 days ago
101.

Proud2bBlack    

HE SPIT ON WHITNEY! HE DOES NOT BELONG AT HER FUNERAL HE CAN SEE HIS DAUGHTER BEFORE OR AFTERWARDS IF BOBBI K DECIDES THIS BUT HE DOES NOT BELONG AT WHITNEY'S FUNERAL. SHE SAID IT ON OPRAH'S INTERVIEW IN 2009. YOUTUBE IT YOU'LL SEE STOP SAYING HE HAS A RIGHT TO BE THERE FOR HIS DAUGHTER BEING AT WHITNEY'S FUNERAL IS NOT THE PLACE FOR HIM. HE WAS CRUEL TO WHITNEY. ENOUGH SAID

796 days ago
102.

Jodi    

This is wrong in my book. No matter how the Houston family feel about Bobby they should let him attend. Bobby and Whitney did have a rocky marriage but I think he loved her and they do have a child together.

They don't have to act like they love him but they cab be civil to him.

796 days ago
103.

Bethany Rogers    

On drugs you are unable to make the right decisions for yourself, espoecially when it comes to relationships that are related to drugs and to your addiction. Proper rehab usually prohibits contact with former fellow drug users and friends. You can not blame Whitney Houston for this, but the person that hooked her onto this. Bobby Brown may be an even weaker addict than she was but still, he kicked the whole thing off. It is not at question that he is Bobbi Kristinas Father but does not mean a thing. Being a father does not mean you are a good father. Does not mean you are a good influence etc. it means nothing. He has proven to be a failure. Weighting should now not lie on whether he maybe or hopefully turn to be good, weighting should now be to assure that Whitney Houstons baby will not take any harm at all from this. My condolences to her family.

796 days ago
104.

juju    

I don't know where everyone gets the idea that Bobby Brown is at fault in Whitney's death. Whitney herself admitted that she did cocaine BEFORE she even met him. Did you ever see "Being Bobby Brown??" He was WAAAAAAY more sane than she was. And they hadn't been together for 5 years - he cleaned up his act when he left HER, not the other way around. Seems to me her mother may have some blame, pushing her into stardom too young. And where was her mother when she died?? Why wasn't SHE on the first plane to comfort her poor grandaughter?? And cousin Dionne Warwick did a few stints in rehab in the 70's and 80's (maybe hereditary?)I think it is just AWFUL that they would put their hatred for Bobby Brown ahead of what's best for Bobbi Kris. I have a bad feeling that something terrible will be in her near future. Poor girl.

796 days ago
105.

msfaye    

everyone is forgetting how whitney told oprah that bobby spit on her and would draw crazy figures on the walls and no telling what else he did to her and then he left her after her beat her down for a white woman and started producing more kids. knowing how a black woman thinks (yes) the daughter probably has some issues since she was around all that craziness and then the mother probably did hate him not to hard to do when the mother knows what you did to her daughter. even his own former bandmates said he was bringing whitney down and she should leave him. i hope they have a guard to keep him away he shouldn't get the privilegde of being there during her last curtain call.

796 days ago
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