Only a few months after the untimely loss of Whitney Houston, a reality show focused on her family members coping with her death is set to premiere. Tonight, “The Houston On Our Own” will debut on Lifetime. Patricia Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, manager and executive producer of the show says the family has tried several reality shows over the years but nothing had gotten to air, until this one.
“Cameras have been on us for many years,” Patricia said. “We’re a strong family, the public knows about us. It’s nothing new, nothing new at all. It just shows what the Houstons are all about. The family continues to spend life on their own even after the passing of Whitney. If there are unanswered questions about the family, you’ll see who we are, the people she was around. You’ll see our interests. She was the icon of the family but other family members had their own respective careers outside of music.”
Ultimately, she said, “I think what Whitney would want is for all of us to honor her in her passing and continue to build her legacy and take care of her daughter. That’s what I intend to do. Navigate this young woman and help her with life management skills as I would any young woman.”
Bobbi Kristina has been a major focus of the tabloids since her mother’s death, especially with the rumored romance with close family friend, Nick Gordon, who Whitney took in while he was in high school. However, he claims he was never adopted by Whitney. “I was never adopted, nor was I her brother,” he said. “We just care about each other.”
Check out the trailer below to get familiar with the rest of the Houston clan participating in the show, including Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston. Will you be watching?