Inside Tyler Perry's Close Relationship with Bobbi Kristina Brown's Family
"I'm standing with them whenever they need it," he told Oprah Winfrey in 2013
Days after Bobbi Kristina Brown was transferred to hospice care, Tyler Perry flew to Atlanta over the weekend to join her loved ones by her side. (A rep for Perry had no comment on the visit when reached.)
The entertainer, 45, had a close friendship with Whitney Houston and revealed on Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2013 that he had fought to help the singer through her addiction issues.
“I felt a huge responsibility for her,” he told Winfrey about Houston. “From the first day we sat down in that restaurant and had a conversation where she was so open with me, I felt a responsibility to do all I could to help her.”
According to Perry, he offered Houston’s family support through tough times, as he appears to be doing now.
“[I was] standing with them whenever they need it,” he said. Bobbi Kristina, 22, also had a guest spot on his TBS show For Better or Worse back in 2012 after Houston died.
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The director reportedly gave Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby Brown, a lift on his private jet to fly out to Atlanta last week so he could stay by her bedside.
“[He] has been instrumental in trying to help Bobbi Kristina,” Winfrey told photographers earlier in West Hollywood. “He was really supportive of Whitney [Houston] when she had her troubles.”