Cissy Houston On Whitney: “She Started Doing Drugs & Couldn’t Stop”
Whitney Houston‘s mother Cissy is opening up about her daughter’s tragic death, her struggle with drugs, the lesbian rumors and her concerns her 19-year-old granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina, might follow in her footsteps in her new book, Remembering Whitney.
Cissy spoke to People magazine’s Elizabeth McNeil ahead of the publication’s release and questions what she could have done differently:
‘Was I a good mother?’ she asks. ‘I still wonder if I could have saved her somehow. But there’s no book written on how to be a parent. You do the best you can.’
“She started partying, and she didn’t really know how to stop,” Cissy, 79, wrote of the Grammy-winner. “I want people to know the truth about her, how she really was.”
On the lesbian rumors:
‘I know nothing about that. I didn’t want her with my daughter,’ Mrs Houston told McNeil.
‘There was something about the way Robyn carried herself, a kind of arrogance, that I didn’t like.’
But she admits, Robyn was one of the first to alert her to Whitney’s drug use.
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