Brandy Urges Ray J To Seek Counseling Over Whitney Houston

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Ray J is seeking counseling over the death of singer Whitney Houston. Radar Online reports that the “One Wish” singer is looking to possible enter counseling at the behest of his sister Brandy. “Ray J is obviously absolutely devastated by the loss of Whitney, who he says was the love of his life,” a source tells Radar Online. “Even though a month has passed since she died, Ray still can’t believe that Whitney is gone. He has saved voice mail messages on his cell phone from her that he has been listening to. His sister Brandy has urged him to go to counseling to deal with this loss, and he has finally agreed.”

The source continues, “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. 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.”

Ray J has taken Whitney’s death understandably hard. On March 10, he spoke out about his heartache for the first time saying, “I really miss my friend, you know, I really do. I’m still hurting.” Whitney and Ray J shared an unlikely relationship over the years and many believed that they were romantically linked as early as 2007.

Whitney died suddenly on February 11 in Los Angeles at the age of 48. The official cause of death has not yet been confirmed. During her emotional funeral–featuring Alicia Keys, Kevin Costner, Tyler Perry and more– on February 18, Ray broke down as the casket was being walked out of New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey.