Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown's Late Daughter Bobbi Kristina Would Have Turned 27 This Year

Maria Varela
Mar 05, 2020
08:38 A.M.
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The late Bobbi Kristina Brown would have been 27 today if not for the tragic turn her life made that ended in her death which closely resembled her mother's.

27 years ago to this day, Bobbi Kristina Brown was born to her celebrity parents, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.

No one would have thought then that what seemed like a promising life ahead of her would unfold tragically as it did and would end in the same way her mother’s ended.



Bobbi was only 22 years old when her life was cut short months after she was discovered passed out in her bathtub which left her in a coma. She was found immersed in water and intoxicated with a cocktail of drugs.

Bobbi’s manner of death in 2015 eerily mirrored her superstar mother’s own death three years earlier. Whitney, like Bobbi, was found lifeless in her hotel bathtub, submerged in water and overdosed with drugs.

Whitney Houston and her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown at the Beverly Hilton in February 2011.| Photo: Getty Images



It was a tragic ending to a tragic life Whitney suffered which she apparently passed on to her daughter. Bobbi used to sing duets with her in live concerts as early as when’s she was six years old. But this beautiful childhood would soon be overshadowed by the torment of living amid her famous parents’ tumultuous marriage.

Bobbi was only a toddler when her mother carried her on stage as she received an award at the 1994 American Music Awards

Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, and daughter Bobbi Kristina at Disneyland in August 2004. | Photo: Getty Images


Bobbi grew up witnessing her parents’ volatile relationship which was riddled with drug and alcohol addiction as well as domestic violence.  This led her to tread the same path of destruction in her young adult years.

Her life began to crumble when her parents split when she was 14. At 18, she had to face losing her mother who shared a special connection with her. She would soon find herself deep into drugs and in an abusive relationship. 

Bobbi Kristina Brown singing on stage with her mother, Whitney Houston in September 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images



In 1993, Whitney told ET that Bobbi was her inspiration and she always kept her close. At four months old, she would bring her daughter on tour with her.

Likewise, Bobbi was only a toddler when her mother carried her on stage as she received an award at the 1994 American Music Awards. Whitney told her audience during her speech that Bobbi started crying and she couldn’t leave her.

Bobbi Kristina Brown at "The Houstons: On Our Own" Series Premiere Party in October 2012. | Photo: Getty Images


Bobbi shared her mother’s singing talent so she would also join her on stage as a young child and delight audiences with their duets. At a concert in Germany, they performed “My Love Is Your Love” and Bobbi even danced with her mom who stooped to her level during their performance.

Today, Bobbi’s memory is remembered through The Bobbi Kristina Serenity House which is a non-profit organization her father established in 2015 that serves as a safe haven for victims of domestic violence like Bobbi.