With the one-year anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death quickly approaching, the late singer’s mother, Cissy Houston, opened up about how difficult her daughter’s death has been on her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina.
“She’s not handling it good,” Houston said. “None of us are.”
“Of course I worry about her. Bobbi Kristina is 19, and if you know anything about a 19-year-old, they think they know it all. It doesn’t mean that she is going to follow her [mother’s] same path. She could but anybody could. I don’t want to jinx her. I’m trying to make sure she doesn’t.”
In Houston’s forthcoming book, RememberingWhitney, which is due out on January 28, she writes about how her daughter took Bobbi Kristina with her to rehab in 2005.
“I think Nippy wanted her to understand what she was struggling with,” Houston wrote. “She wanted to explain it to her, maybe so Krissi wouldn’t wander down the same path herself when her time came.”
Despite her concerns for her granddaughter, Houston said she doesn’t hear from Bobbi Kristina very often.
“She’s a typical young girl,” she said.
As we previously reported, Houston said she was angry that her daughter died alone. She said she had tried to come up with ways to help Whitney when she finally began to understand her addiction, but she didn’t seem to want the help. Houston she often kept her mouth shut because she didn’t Whitney to “run completely away” from her.
Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012. Her death was ruled an accidental drowning, caused by heart disease and cocaine use.