'Happy birthday mommy!' Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina inks 'WH' tattoo on her wrist to mark late singer's 49th
14:27 GMT, 9 August 2012
Whitney Houston's daughter has paid tribute to the late singer by inking a tattoo on her wrist in her honour.
Marking what would have been the star's 49th birthday today, the 19-year-old old and her boyfriend Nick Gordon had matching tattoos with Houston's initials framed by four doves etched on their wrists.
In a series of tweets, the teen wrote late last night: 'Once it hits 12 am mommy it's your birthday & I am going2celebrate it2thee fullest!'
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Happier times: Whitney Houston arrives with daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown at a pre-GRAMMY gala in Los Angeles on February 12, 2011
She continued: 'Bc YOU deserve it damn it, YOU deaerveNothingburtheBEST! [sic]'
The actress, who is said to be dating her 'adoptive brother' Nick, explained they were heading to a tattoo parlor for a session that would be filmed for her reality show, The Houston Family Chronicles.
The Lifetime series, expected to premiere in 2013, will follow the Houston family 'as they take on their greatest
challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina as she faces the world
alone, without the one person she relied on the most, her mother,' according to the network.
In loving memory: Bobbi Kristina and boyfriend Nick Gordon had 'WH' tattoos, framed by four doves, etched on their wrists to mark what would have been the late singer's 49th birthday
Controversial: Bobbi Kristina and her 'adoptive
brother' Nick Gordon appear together at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards
in Las Vegas on May 20 – after her representative denied engagement rumours
Taking to Twitter, the teenager chronicled her tribute to the late singer last night: 'On the way with MYbooboo @nickdgordon :)heading2 #Inksomnia for our TATTSSS !this is for you mommy (: we love you, happybirthday OurladyXx
'You all will get2see! No worries :)we'll show you & so will our #Realityshow ! #TheHoustonChronicals !make sure you look out for it nxtyr!'
Then, debuting the artwork, she wrote: 'Tat tat tatted YURP.. 😉 now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you @nickdgordon always&forever[<3].'
Houston's only child, her daughter with singer Bobby Brown, is said to have grown closer to Nick in the wake of her mother's February 11 death, when she was found unresponsive in the bathtub of room 434 at the Beverly Hilton.
Authorities called her death an accidental drowning, complicated by heart disease and cocaine use.
While the pair are not actually being blood relatives, Bobbi and Nick grew up together after Houston took him in at the age of 12 when his father went to prison and his mother was unable to take care of him.
Showing fans: The 19-year-old actress took to Twitter late last night to chronicle the tattoo session
Nick was never formally adopted by the singer, and with Bobbi's mother passing away in February couple have reportedly been sharing her $1.2million Atlanta home together.
The 22-year-old fuelled rumours about their relationship status in a tweet written last March, exclaiming: 'Yea we got a little closer and what!!!'
Bobbi Kristina subsequently listed Nick as her 'partner' in a short bio on the micro-blogging website.
The pair batted away rumours of an engagement shortly after, while Bobbi Kristina's grandmother, Cissy Houston, branded their relationship 'incestuous' in an interview with TMZ.
Despite family feuds over the matter, the Houstons are expected to unite later this month to honour Whitney's memory with the posthumous release of her final feature film, Sparkle.
The Salim Akil drama is scheduled to premiere on August 17.
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