By Kimberly Potts
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Tyler Perry posted a message on his personal website Wednesday denying that Bobbi Kristina Brown had quit his TBS sitcom “For Better or Worse” because she was upset about her mother, the late Whitney Houston.
“Leave This Baby Alone and Stop the Lies Please!!!” Perry headlined the post on his website. “I woke up this morning to my publicist calling me saying that there were reports that Bobbi Kristina walked off the set of ‘For Better Or Worse.’ NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finished taping the season.”
RadarOnline reported earlier on Wednesday that Brown, who signed on for a recurring role on “For Better or Worse” in March, had quit the show “a few weeks ago.”
Tyler wrote on his website, “Were there tough days for (Bobbi Kristina)? Yes of course. Not because of the acting or any job-related issues but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother. And being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it’s going to hit you or how it’s going to hit you … So yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.”
The second season of “For Better or Worse,” which includes the episodes starring Brown, premieres on July 13 on TBS.
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