January 25, 2013 04:44:26 GMT
Writing in her memoir 'Remembering Whitney', Cissy Houston says she's worried her granddaughter will follow the late diva's path, stating, 'I'm trying to make sure she doesn't.'
Nearly a year after Whitney Houston's sudden passing, the diva's mom Cissy Houston opens up publicly for the first time about what happened to Whitney's only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, following the singer's untimely death on February 11, 2012. In her new book, "Remembering Whitney", Cissy shares that Bobbi's "not handling it good."
Sharing that she's worried about Whitney's teenage daughter, Cissy says, "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." The Houston matriarch adds, "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."
"Remembering Whitney", which will be published by Harper Collins on January 28, features a very candid account of the "I Will Always Love You" hitmaker's troubled life. In the book, it is revealed that in 2005, the late songstress (known by the family as "Nippy") brought Bobbi along with her to rehab center as a part of the treatment.
"I think Nippy wanted her to understand what she was struggling with," Cissy explains why Whitney took Bobbi with her to rehab. "She wanted to explain it to her, maybe so Krissi wouldn't wander down the same path herself when her time came."
Furthermore, Cissy admits that her granddaughter doesn't always keep in touch with her. "She's a typical young girl. Nobody calls their grandmother. [But] I'm here if she needs anything," the 79-year-old lady says, before adding that she's fine with Bobbi's career as a reality TV star. "I think she'd make a really good actress. Singer, I don't know...," she states.
In the memoir, Cissy also writes about her daughter's ex-husband Bobby Brown, who's believed to become a bad influence in the diva's drug addiction issue. "He didn't help her, that's for damn sure," she opens up. "I tried to tell Nippy that I didn't think Bobby was good for her."
Bobby is reportedly unhappy with the way the Houston senior describes him. A business associate of Bobby tells Chicage Sun Times that the R'n'B singer "knows where he stands with Cissy and her relatively low opinion of him doesn't come as any surprise, but he doesn't like the overall tone of the book, which he thinks is Cissy's way of trying to assuage her conscience about not doing enough to prevent Whitney's death."