CNN) — Bobby Brown has spoken publicly about his daughter for the first time since her death almost two months ago.
Appearing on the daytime talk show “The Real,” the singer opened up about the loss of Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with his ex-wife, the late Whitney Houston.
“We prayed and hoped for six months for something better to happen,” Brown said. “But when God calls you, he calls you.”
The 22-year-old died in July after being found face down in the bathtub at her home outside Atlanta in January. Her father said his fondest memory is of her smile.
“I mean not just because we have the same smile, the same gap and everything, but her smile and just her graciousness with loving people,” he said. “She was so kindhearted. She always took care of her friends.”
He said he believed Houston, who died in 2012, wanted their daughter to be with her.
“I’m pretty sure her mother…had a part with like, ‘Come on, let’s get her up here’ — in the best way possible,” Brown said.
Brown was joined on the show by his current wife, Alicia Etheredge, and said he’s creating the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House, which will be a center for victims of domestic violence. He said life since his daughter’s death has been an “everyday process.”
“God was gracious enough to give me a baby girl (his daughter Bodhi with Etheredge) in the last two months, you know, after losing one,” Brown said.