Washington: Ray J has agreed to undergo counselling to deal with the shock of his on-off girlfriend Whitney Houston’s sudden death last month. She died February 11 at the Beverly Hilton at age 48 after she was found unresponsive by in the bathroom of her hotel room.
“Ray J is obviously absolutely devastated by the loss of Whitney, who he says was the love of his life,” a website quoted a source as saying.
His sister Brandy had urged him to seek help in order to deal with his loss, and he has finally agreed.
“Ray is just numb and he needs to be able to start to deal with these feelings. Brandy and her brother are extremely close, and she has been a rock for him in the weeks since Whitney died,” the source said.
“However, Brandy is also dealing with a huge loss, as she worked with Whitney professionally, and loved her like an older sister. Brandy recognizes that she can only help her brother so much. Ray has promised Brandy he will see someone, however, knowing how take charge Brandy is, she will probably find a mental health professional and make the arrangements for him,” the insider added.
Ray J was also present at Houston’s funeral where he had lovingly reached out to touch the pop star’s coffin.
“Ray has told his family he doesn’t know if he will ever be able to listen to Houston’s version of ‘I Will Always Love You ever again’,” it said.
“He is surrounded by his family and just trying to get through the pain. What people don’t realize is how much Ray loves Whitney, he never refers to her in the past tense. He just doesn’t know what to do with the huge void in his life,” the source added.