Whitney Houston Wins Custody of Her Daughter

In what is an incredibly unsurprising decision by the Orange County Superior Court, newly rehabbed Whitney Houston has been granted custody of her 14 year-old-daughter Bobbi Kristina from her marriage with sometimes R&B singer, Bobby Brown.

Here’s the story from The New York Post:

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — Whitney Houston’s 14-year marriage to Bobby Brown will officially end this month, and she will get custody of their teenage daughter, a judge ruled Wednesday. The singer dabbed her eyes with a tissue as Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller ruled that the divorce will become final April 24. Brown did not attend the hearing.

In court, Houston testified that she did not need spousal or child support and that the couple’s 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, could not depend on Brown.

“He’s unreliable,” Houston told the judge. “If he says he’s going to come, sometimes he does. Usually he doesn’t.”

I’m glad Whitney finally seems to be getting her life back together after her marriage to Brown. I missed the ultra glam 90’s Whitney (yes, I know The Bodyguard wasn’t exactly A Star is Born, but by George she did look good in that movie) and it would be good to have her bring back an album after so many rubbish wannabe singers are entering the charts nowadays. It doesn’t look like Brown is going to give up this decision without a fight, though:

Brown’s attorney, Ram Cogan, said he will seek to overturn the judge’s decision.

I don’t know whether Brown would really seek to overturn this decision. Judging by the fact that he was not in court and he had difficulty baliling himself out of jail (after failing to pay child support payments to his child from a previous relationship), I think the chances of him actually showing up to fight the decision look marginal at best.

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  1. Busy body says:

    I can bet the judge was not spoiled for choice who to give the daughter. He went for the less evil. Bobby Brown was her worst mistake ever. Oh what a costly mistake!

  2. Toubrouk says:

    Bobby Brown looked like a Proto-Kfedex to me since day one. Regardless, the whole star system aclaimed their union as if it was a redux of Beauty & The Beast.

    In that case, the Beast was a beast.

    Once again, we can put that whole story in the “Celebrity without Judgment” file. Some people never learn…

  3. Tammy says:

    Gracious that child looks like her father. And chubby.

  4. MaiGirl says:

    Yeah, poor Bobbi Christina lost in the looks department.

    I hope Whitney gets it together, finds some good song writers, and puts out another album. I agree that there have been a lot of pretenders to the throne, but just one queen. The HBO special she did in the ’90’s still blows me away when I think about it.

  5. DogRunner says:

    Good to see that BOOBy Brown is out of her life. He acted like he had ADD and is scattered brained.

    She needs to stay away from him and only let the good in her life now.

    I watched a few of their shows and it seemed like she was a caring mother to both the daughter and to BOOBy who acted more like a son than a husband.

  6. gg says:

    What show did you watch?? I saw several shows and everybody on the screen acted like loud, sloppy, insane idiots.

    That said, I still hope Whitney gets it together. She looks so incredibly gorgeous and elegant, and is such a huge talent, it’s hard to watch all that ghetto come out of her mouth and spoil it all. It’s incongruous.

  7. maryellen says:

    Come on, ya’ll, don’t pick on the poor kid. She cannot help who her crazy parents are or what genes she comes from. She is still very young and I’m sure she will blossom as she grows up.