The Houstons: On Our Own
The 14- episode show on Lifetime channel has helped rather than hindered the greiving process for the Houston family. The show opens with the family in their Atlanta, Georgia home days before the first Mother’s Day without Whitney and their first visit to her grave. The show includes some of Houston’s ballads from her 2003 single On My Own.
Less than a year after the I Will Always Love You singer, Whitney Houston drowned accidentally in a hotel bath tub after taking cocaine. Houston’s Family; teen daughter, mother, brother and sister-in-law share with the world their struggle to cope in The Houstons: On Our Own.
“The show has kept the family close together, instead of isolated. We talk about things, we are very open, and we pay attention to the ones who need consoling the most. Doing the show certainly has helped in a huge way,” Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law, told Reuters.
“There are preconceptions about the family that just aren’t true. We are a strong family, a working family, and a typical family. Our family member just happens to be an icon,” she added. “You will see a family that is grieving, that loves one another. You will see a family that is trying to move on.”
The series, debuted in the United States on 23rd Oct, sets the stage for a slew of November tributes to the troubled singer with the golden voice. Upcoming projects include an official glossy book of photos, a compilation album of Houston’s biggest hits that features a new duet version of I Look To You with R. Kelly, and the November 16 TV broadcast of a special Grammy tribute starring Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Celine Dion.
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