Bobby Brown misses 'the simple things' about daughter Bobbi Kristina

09/01/2007 at 06:13 AM ET

In support of a declaration filed in July and made public this week in his ongoing custody dispute with ex-wife Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown appeared in court Friday, saying of the estranged couple’s 14-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina,

I just want to be there to help her make the right decisions and be her father.

Lawyers for Bobby said that Whitney — whom Bobby has previously accused of attempting to keep him from Bobbi Kristina — flew the rapper to Atlanta on Wednesday to visit with their daughter, and instructed Bobby to stay away from Friday’s court hearing.  Bobby refused to meet her demand, instead appearing before the Orange County, Calif. court; The judge in the case has ordered both sides to give depositions and argue their respective motions on Oct. 22. 

Said Bobby afterward,

I miss watching [Bobbi Kristina] sleep, making her laugh, everything, it’s the simple things.  She looks like me – it’s like looking in the mirror. The goal is to see her a lot more and to be involved in the decision making in her life, the places she goes, the people she hangs out with. All of that.

Bobbi Kristina is the only child for the couple, who divorced earlier this year.

Source:  People


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Why do these people feel the need to bring their personal causes to the media, then gripe about “privacy?”

cindy on

Oh how LOVELY! He’d like to help her find the right drug connections and teach her about the purity of the cut, etc. etc. He’s simply charming and I’m sure an AMAZING father!

Valerie on

The simple things? Such as going to a mall with her and Whitney and making a scene, saying in front of his daughter “we’re going buy so much (stuff- he used another word) today, it’s not even funny”, swearing in front of her. I saw this on an episode of the Bobby Brown show- just saw part of the episode and that was more than enough.

lboog on

Bobby, please sit down. This is the same man who’s other ex took him to court on several occasions to get child support. He wants full custody and he’s currently not even earning money?? What judge is going to award that???

KD Griffin on

Bobby is actually a singer. He’s never rapped. Maybe the odd words here or there but he’s an R and B singer that got his break in the boy group New Edition.

kricket on

regardless of the judges decisons god gave this child both parents to love and cherish,she can’t be splint down the middle and one side to go to whitney and the other to whitney. i very sorry to see her have to grow up this way but if she is constantly torn between her mothers wishes and does not see her father you can bet your boots that she will go to father the day she is eighteen and will not forgive whitney for the seporation no matter why.Think Whitney I know i’ve been there and my sons would not even attend their fathers funeral. it isn’t worth it girl. Kricket