When something devastating happens to a loved one parents, family members and even close friends wonder if they could have ultimately prevented it from happening. According to information from released from the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Jan. 23 Whitney Houston mother, Cissy Houston, wonders if there was something she could have done to save her daughter.
Almost everyone heard the news about Whitney Houston passing away alone in the bathroom of her hotel. However, what they don't know is how this devastating tragedy effected her mother.
Cissy Houston has dealt with her grief by writing a book about her daughter titled "Remembering Whitney." The book not only talks about her death but also contains stories of her life including her marriage to Bobby Brown and her unfortunate drug habit.
One thing Cissy Houston is questioning is how she parented Whitney Houston.
"Was I a good mother?" Cissy Houston, 79, was quoted. "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."
"I had no idea about Nippy's 'partying.' And the truth is, back then I didn't really want to know about it," she writes, according to excerpts released to People.
Cissy Houston talked about Bobby Brown and the role he played in Whitney Houston's drug battle. She does not blame Bobby Brown for Whitney's addiction; however, she does claim he didn't provide any help either.
Cissy Houston also discussed her daughter's ex-husband Bobby Brown, who has had his own substance abuse problems and run-ins with the law. "He didn't help her, that's for damn sure," Houston told the celebrity magazine of Brown.
Cissy Houston also discussed her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina and how she's concerned about her following in her mother's footsteps.
Houston told People magazine she was "worried" about granddaughter Bobbi Kristina and "trying to make sure she doesn't (follow the same path)" as her famous mother.
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