Bobby Brown Left Whitney's Funeral

by 10:03 AM PST, February 18, 2012
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Although he arrived at Newark's New Hope Baptist Church this morning to attend the funeral of his ex-wife, ET has learned that Bobby Brown did not stay for the service.

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UPDATE: Following the service, Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN that Brown had several friends sitting with him in the front row -- which was reserved for family -- and they were asked to move. Bobby said it was a difficult moment when they asked him to move, and despite Rev. Jackson's attempts to make him stay, Brown chose to leave.

The Huffington Post adds that Brown walked to the front of the church, touched the casket and then exited. Outside the church, Bobby was spotted consoling a crying man.

Only yesterday, The Insider learned that Brown hadn't spoken with his daughter Bobbi Kristina since Whitney's passing. According to our source, the 19-year-old does not want to speak with her father at this time.