Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina, 2003

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Understandably, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's 18-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, is going through a tough time right now.

She was rushed to the hospital twice over the weekend to be treated for stress. But thankfully, her father said today in a statement that the teen "is doing much better."

"We continue to provide love and support to Bobbi Kristina," he said . "She is dealing with the tragedy of her mother's death and would prefer to do it outside of the private eye. I ask that our privacy be respected."

Although there has been speculation that Brown is persona non grata at Saturday's funeral for Whitney, reportedly due to lingering friction between him and members of the Houston family, a source close to the New Edition singer says that as of now he plans on being there to be with his daughter. 

"He was always invited. That has never been a question," a source tells E! News. "Yes, he will be there."

ABC News also ciites a Houston family insider saying that Brown will not be stopped from going to the invite-only event.

Meanwhile, Brown's camp is trying to clamp down on inaccurate stories, releasing the following statement: "Any report or statement that does not originate from my office about Bobby Brown or his representatives, is not authorized by Bobby Brown. We are not focused on reports, stories or false reports for that matter."

The family has tentatively agreed to allow a pool camera inside Newark's New Hope Baptist Church to beam footage of the event to Houston's fans in lieu of a massive memorial service as had originally been floated. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced that the state's flag will be flown at half-staff on that day.

After the funeral, Houston's body is expected to be interred in nearby Westfield, in a grave adjacent to her father's.

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