Kevin Costner was friends with the late Whitney Houston, and he is hoping things work out all right for her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, as the 19-year-old takes on the responsibility of a reality show alongside her grandmother, Cissy Houston, later this year.
“It is so hard to navigate your own life, you know? There are no rules for how you are going to survive, how you are going to make it emotionally, professionally, and economically. There are no rules anymore,” Kevin told Access Hollywood guest correspondent Julie Moran as he promoted his History miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys.” “She has people around her that adore her, protect her, and they have obviously thought it through.
“I don’t want to open my life up like that, but there might be something there for her, and that’s all you can hope — that this is a good decision,” he continued. “Once that decision is made, you hold your breath and hope it is a good decision.”
Kevin famously spoke, moving millions with his touching speech at Whitney’s funeral, and memorably, he shared advice from behind the pulpit to Bobbi Kristina, and other young women.
“And so to you, Bobbi Kristina, and all those young girls who are dreaming that dream and may be thinking they aren’t good enough, I think Whitney would tell you [to] guard your bodies and guard the precious miracle of your own life,” he said back in February, as Whitney was memorialized. “And then sing your hearts out, knowing that there is a lady in heaven who is making God himself wonder how he created something so perfect.”
The Oscar winner waited until Whitney’s funeral to share his thoughtful words on his “The Bodyguard” co-star’s passing, and he was aware how important it was to pause, and say just the right thing – at the right time.
“People like to know right away what you think when something like that happens and I am not a person who knows right away what I think… And I feel like I get a better handle on it talking after the fact. I didn’t talk ‘til the eulogy,” he said. “What I talked about was that, and I touched upon the idea of young girls, and maybe what Whitney might have said to them…
“We have the opportunity at that moment to go, ‘OK, let’s freeze for a second. What can we take from this?’” Kevin continued. “And I didn’t want to put myself in the position as if I knew – I don’t — but the world seemed like they wanted me to say something, and that was odd… There was some weird thing out there that people felt that somehow we were together, that we were always linked.”
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