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Why Bobbi Kristina snubbed dad Bobby Brown's wedding

June 26, 2012 - Washington

Bobby Brown's wedding that took place Monday last week with Alicia Etheridge, was bittersweet as his daughter Bobbi Kristina with late Whitney Houston, was missing from the ceremony.

The 43 year-old former New Edition singer tied the knot with his partner of two years, manager Alicia Etheridge.

"Bobby Brown was desperate for her to go to his recent wedding, but she would not return his calls," Us magazine quoted a source close to Kristina as saying.

The R and B crooner went to great lengths to attempt to reach his 19-year-old daughter-even employing a third party to attempt to get his message through.

"Bobby got a go-between to contact Bobbi Kristina to try and persuade her, but she told them she was not going because she did not like Alicia, and that she was [busy] filming her reality show with [aunt] Pat Houston in New York," the source said.

The source said that Kristina's aunt Pat-Whitney Houston's sister-is doing her best to keep the troubled teen in check.

"She's trying to act like a mother figure. Pat does not like Bobby Brown and was pleased that Bobbi Kristina did not go to the wedding, as she feels that her father will always try and take advantage of her," the source added.

Over the years, Brown's relationship with his daughter has been strained during the best of times, ruined by long periods of estrangement.

Most recently, the father-daughter duo reunited during a tense NYC lunch in April.

Bobbi Kristina "was on her phone and texting a crazy amount. She didn't seem too thrilled to be there, in all honesty," a source said.

Kristina's mom Houston passed away this February at the age of 48.

According to sources, at that time the teen was "shattered" by her mom's shocking death.

"It's a sad situation, but at the moment they're not getting along. The wedding snub hasn't helped with their relationship," the source said.

Bobbi "wanted to be just like her mother. She was really her mom's caretaker and biggest cheerleader and biggest fan . . . I don't know how she will be able to go on," the source added.


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