It’s only been 8 months since singer and actress Whitney Houston left us. We have seen various reports and accounts since her passing of a family that is still mourning the loss of their mother, sister, daughter, niece, and friend. So much has been said about Whitney while she was alive, and now that she has passed, her family continues to try to promote a united front. Not without problems, of course, because Whitney’s only child, Bobbi Kristina seems to hit the headlines every month or so. First outed by a romantic relationship with her “brother” Nick Gordon, and then drinking heavily and even getting into a car accident.
To make matters even worse, Bobbi, alongside her family, will be thrust into the public spotlight once again with a new reality series on the Lifetime network called The Houstons: On Our Own, which will chronicle the family as they try to rebuild their lives after Whitney’s untimely death.
Why a family would put themselves through more public scrutiny than needed with a new reality show is beyond me. I am sure this is something Whitney would not co-sign were she alive. She managed to get her shortlived reality series with then husband Bobby Brown pulled off air and never to be shown again on television. Surely having Bobbi Kristina followed around by cameras would not be the way Whitney would’ve wanted her to live.
In my opinion, it seems that Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law, Pat Houston, is trying to cash in on Whitney’s name with this reality series. I can’t put my finger on it, but it she rubs me the wrong way.
I hope this family can remember—money ain’t everything.
Below is a teaser for The Houstons: On Our Own will debut Wed., Oct. 24th, 9pm EST/8pm EST.
Will you watch?
Photo credit: Lifetime TV