Whitney Houston’s last will and testament was validated in a Fulton County, Ga. courthouse the week of March 5, and left her entire estate to her only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, in the form of a trust.

According to the Houston’s will, the 19-year-old will receive the money in three increments at ages 21, 25, and 30. After receiving one-tenth of the principle of the assets at 21 and one-sixth of the principle at age 25, Bobbi Kristina will come into the full amount of her inheritance at age 30. Houston names her mother as the executor of the will, which was updated in 2000 and 2004, according to Forbes.

The Oprah Winfrey Network will give fans their first interview with the legend’s daughter as well as the singer’s brother, Gary Houston, and sister-in-law, Patricia Houston, on March 11 at 9 p.m. The interview can be watched on Oprah’s Next Chapter, immediately after a showing of Oprah’s last interview with Houston. According to a press release for the event, the exclusive interview “addresses the rumors and speculation surrounding Houston’s death” and “Bobbi Kristina shares personal memories of her mom and how she would like the iconic superstar to be remembered.”

The world-famous singer was a native of East Orange, N.J., and crossed boundaries never before seen on the billboard charts and the screen.

In her 1992 screen debut, Whitney Houston took the part of Rachel Marron, a feisty songstress who falls in love with Frank Farmer, played by Kevin Costner, the strict bodyguard incapable of a smile, much less love. The two set a precedent in the country, becoming the first to make real success on the screen in modern times with a story of interracial love.

Costner gave a heartfelt goodbye to the pop star at her private funeral service, which millions tuned in for. The likes of Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, and Donnie McClurkin all showed their appreciation for the artist through song.
Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room on Feb. 11, shortly before she was to take part in producer Clive Davis’ Grammy Award celebration. She was 48.

To read Houston’s will visit: http://i.cdn.turner.com/dr/hln/www/release/sites/default/files/download/2012/03/08/0086_001_small.pdf For more information on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s exclusive interview with Oprah visit http://www.oprah.com/pressroom/Oprah-Interviews-Whitney-Houstons-Daughter-and-Family


Alexis Taylor

AFRO Staff Writer