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Bobby Brown

Officially Invited to

Whitney Houston's Funeral

2/16/2012 4:32 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston's family has finally reached out to Bobby Brown ... and have formally invited him to attend Whitney's funeral in NJ on Saturday ... TMZ has learned.

Houston family sources tell us, "At the last minute, the family felt that it would keep the peace at the funeral [to have Bobby there] ... even though some family members were against it."

As we previously reported, several Houston family members were strongly opposed to inviting Brown to the funeral because they blame him, in part, for contributing to Whitney's downfall.

Sources close to Bobby tell us family friends had warned him not to go to the funeral ... but now, with the change of heart, Bobby will definitely be there.

Brown has agreed to perform at a concert at an Indian casino in Connecticut hours after the funeral ... and we're told he plans to leave NJ on a private jet so he can make it to the show on time.

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carlyjanew6    

Whitney Houston confessed to Diane Sawyer that she was the devil. She also stated in that interview that she was a child of God. That’s very confusing. You have to be one or the other.

www.Hear-The-Truth.com

887 days ago
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carlyjanew6    

Whitney Houston confessed to Diane Sawyer that she was the devil. She also stated in that interview that she was a child of God. That’s very confusing. You have to be one or the other.

www.Hear-The-Truth.com

887 days ago
123.

patty    

To even contemplate not having Bobby Brown@ the funeral is just outrageous.Whether her family likes it or not he is the father of their child and s/be there. I wonder if anyone asked that poor young lady what she wants.

887 days ago
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Alan Carver    

Booby Brown is a douche bag, plain and simple. His introducing drugs to Whitney only helped her continuing being an addict longer after their marriage finally was over and she filed for divorce. Should he be their, they have 1 and 1 only reason why and that is she was the mother to his child Bobbi Kristina and that's it! If the family has other reasons as to why he shouldn't be their well that is their decision to make. And after careful consideration many are right on here about Whitney being an addict, she choose to continue on in that lifestyle after the divorce, but simply the reality is that we all have to accept our responsibility in the decisions we make and the consequences that follow ... clearly Whitney has paid the ultimate price in her addict ... she paid with her life ... she made that choice no one else did it for her!

887 days ago
125.

Elizabeth J Butler    

RIP MY IDOL LADY I LOVED YOU ALWAYS AND GOD LOVES YOU TO
TO BAD THE WORLD CAN'T SEE THIS YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
IN MY BOOK

887 days ago
126.

victoria    

RIP I LOVE YOU AND I WILL MISS YOU SO MUCH

887 days ago
127.

ladyday61    

Why wouldn't they invite him. Whitney use to love him and maybe still did. They had a child together, how dare they not invite him. He is no more to blame for what happened to her than that Dr. was for Michael and I truly loved both Whitney and Michael. These people were grown and IF whitney died from addiction, it was on her. She is dead, lets honor her memory and stop hating on her or her family.

887 days ago
128.

carol    

Bobby Brown is hot and Whitney was crazy about him Leave him alone They loved one another even though it was crazy
At least she knew real passion with him

887 days ago
129.

Charles    

I agree with Jasmine, because rather they wanted him there or not, he meant so much to her life, and was a big part of her life (good or bad) that how dare you say that he couldn't attend the funeral. Furthermore blaming him for her downfall; it took two, not one, and she had and was her own person, that he didn't make her do anything she already did not want to do. He got clean, is clean now, but she's still chose to keep the bad going, so who's truly at fault?! Not blaming her, because I still and will always love Whitney, but I'm just saying!!!

887 days ago
130.

Desperado    

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fans-of-whitney-Houston/130349363754638?sk=wall

886 days ago
131.

Sharon    

I first want to say that I will truly miss Whitney and I pray for her family. The saying goes, it is what it is. In this life we make choices and some of those choices can be good and some can be bad. We all learn or should learn from our mistakes. I have to say that Whitney had a mind of her own and made a choice to be with Bobby and was not forced to do anything she did not want to do. She not only made the choice but stayed in it for 15+ years. At the end of the day we all are or should be in control of our destiny. There are always consequences for our actions.

886 days ago
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Val    

Whitney had her own mind, to do whatever. Bobby is not all the blame. Whitney knew the way thru the Lord and life itself.

886 days ago
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