Bobby Brown isn’t wanted at Whitney Houston’s funeral, the gossip site TMZ reports.
The outlet, whose well-connected sources have provided various insider information, including photos of the bathtub Houston’s body was discovered in Saturday and the room service tray she’d ordered earlier that day, now quotes insiders saying Houston’s family has let Brown know that he should steer clear of his ex-wife’s memorial.
Houston’s funeral will be held Saturday at the Newark, N.J. church where she grew up singing. Earlier talks of having a large public memorial at a huge arena ended with a mayor’s spokesman saying the family did not want the large event.
ABC News quotes sources who countered the claims that Brown’s ex in-laws were trying to keep him from the service. In a statement, Brown asked for privacy:
“My daughter Bobbi Kristina is doing much better. We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina. She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother’s death and would prefer to do it outside of the public eye. I ask again that our privacy be respected.”
Meanwhile, AP reports that gospel singer Marvin Winans is to give the eulogy for Houston.
We’ll post updates throughout the day.
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