Tyler Perry is coming to the defense of Bobbi Kristina after RadarOnline.com released false reports that the 18-year-old walked off the set of Perry’s new television series, For Better or Worse.
The gossip blog claims Whitney Houston’s daughter “collapsed into tears” before leaving the set after realizing she wasn’t ready for the role since dealing with her mother’s death.
But according to a post on the actor’s website, Perry states that Bobbi Kristina never walked off the show’s set. He reveals that after Whitney’s funeral, he had a heart to heart with the teen about her goals and dreams, where she told him she wanted to act.
“NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! Krissi and I spent a long time talking about her goals and dreams. She said she wanted to act. That’s when I decided to write her into For Better Or Worse. I thought that there would be no better way for me to help her move through the grieving than by giving her something to focus on. … “
“Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the acting or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother. And being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it’s going to hit you or how it’s going to hit you, for that matter. Some days you’re smiling and happy and some days you’re so broken that you can’t stop crying. So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.
So please… PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve.”