On this - the third anniversary of Whitney's passing, our family continues to stand together praying that Bobbi Kristina continues to fight for her life. We thank you again for your continued prayers of love and restoration and we thank you for respecting the family's privacy at this time.
President, The Whitney Houston estate
Bobbi Kristina is fighting for her life and is surrounded by immediate family. As her father already stated, we are asking you to honor our request for privacy during this difficult time. Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and we greatly appreciate your continued support.
Whitney - early modeling photo.
Whitney Houston became a part of NFL history with her Super Bowl performance of The Star Spangled Banner, but she was also regarded as being part of an important ceremony in the world of tennis, performing at the opening of Arthur Ashe Stadium in 1997.
“One Moment In Time” was the song Houston sang on the opening night of the 1997 US Open Tennis Championships as the stadium was officially dedicated, with nearly all living US singles champions honored on court. She briefly spoke before her performance stating:
“This is an honor to come celebrate the opening of the Arthur Ashe Stadium,” said Houston at the opening of her performance. “This is incredible – an incredible evening of champions. Like Arthur, each of you had your moment in time. So tonight, I would like to dedicate this song to all of you.”
In 1988, Michael Jackson was honored by the UNCF with the Frederick D. Patterson Award (an award Whitney herself would later receive). Whitney performed at the event for Michael, and Elizabeth Taylor presented him with the award. Here pictured at the event are Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, Michael and Whitney.