Singer Whitney Houston‘s last will and testament was filed with a Fulton County, Ga., probate court on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. So, who did she remember and who did she exclude from her estate? Here are some highlights from Whitney Houston’s last will and testament.
Details From Whitney Houston’s Last Will And Testament
The 19-page typewritten document reportedly leaves the entirety of Whitney Houston’s estate to her daughter Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown.
Money for the 19 year old will be placed into a trust and dispersed gradually. The first distribution comes when she turns 21 years old, a second at age 25 and the final payment at age 30. Bobbi Kristina also receives all of her mother’s personal property, described in Houston’s last will as:
My household furniture and furnishings and other articles of household use or ornament located at any real estate used by me on a full or part-time basis for my residential purposes, together with all of my clothing, personal effects, jewelry, and automobiles, and all insurance policies thereon.
Why Did Whitney Houston Leave Bobby Brown Out Of Her Will?
Although Houston’s ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown, is mentioned in the will, she did not leave him any part of her estate. Houston originally signed the will on Feb. 3, 1993, while she was still married to Brown and about a month before Bobbi Kristina was born.
The Changes To Whitney Houston’s Estate
An April 14, 2000, a codicil (or amendment) to the Whitney Houston’s will made some minor changes. Her mother as executor and her brother as one of the trustees in place of the attorney who was originally named to both of those roles.
Shortly after Houston died, her mother Cissy Houston said she would not serve as executor of her daughter’s estate. In her place, the probate judge named Marion (Patricia) Houston, who was the late singer’s manager and sister in law, to serve as executor.
NERD NOTE: Whitney Elizabeth Houston was born in Newark, New Jersey, and became one of the world’s best musical artists of all time.