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Whitney girl: Mum always with me

In her first interview since Whitney Houston's death, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown said she was "doing as good as I possibly can" and recalled the tender last moments she shared with her superstar mother before her sudden death last month.

"She's always with me," said the 19-year-old, Houston's only child and sole heir.

"Her spirit is strong, it's a strong spirit. I feel her pass through me all the time."

Bobbi Kristina made the comments in an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Winfrey's network, OWN, that also featured Pat Houston, the singer's manager and sister-in-law, and Gary Houston, the singer's brother.

Bobbi Kristina credited her family and God for helping her cope since her mother's death on February 11 at the age of 48.

"It comes in waves. One moment I can be happy and laughing, but then it comes over me. It's my mom," she said.

Whitney, who had struggled with drugs and alcohol in the past but according to family apparently had been clean, was found in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on the eve of the Grammys.

She was to attend a pre-Grammy party the night she died.

Bobbi Kristina said the night before her mother's death, she asked Whitney to spend the night with her.

"I slept in her arms all day, all night long," said Bobbi, whose father is singer Bobby Brown.

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