cissy houston/bobbi kristina

It’s been almost a year since the sudden death of pop icon Whitney Houston, and her mother Cissy Houston says she’s worried her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown may follow in Whitney’s footsteps.

“She’s not handling it good,” she revealed in the most recent issue of People. “None of us are.”

Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized twice for anxiety since her mother’s death on February 11th, and her struggle and pain has been broadcasted weekly on the Lifetime reality show, The Houstons: On Our Own.

Cissy said she’s trying to make sure Bobbi Kristina doesn’t follow her mother’s same path of partying and drugs.

“Of course I worry about her,” she said. “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.”

The 79-year-old former gospel singer is currently preparing to release a book on her famous daughter’s life called Remembering Whitney. It’s described as “honest and heartbreaking, a mother’s story of tears joy, and her greatest love of all – her daughter, Whitney.”

In the book, she reveals that Bobbi Krisitna attended rehab with her mother in 2005 as part of her treatment. “I think Nippy wanted her to understand what she was struggling with,” she wrote. “She wanted to explain it to her, maybe so Krissi wouldn’t wander down the same path herself when her time came.”

The book is due out Jan. 28, one day after Cissy’s interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter on OWN.

What do you think is the next best move for Bobbi Kristina? Counseling? College? Work?

  • Robbie

    She needs help and probably someone other than a relative that has no personal interest in her money. Someone that can have a good influence on her because I feel like right now her family is simply using her. Counseling and hopefully when she is ready for it, college. It will be nice to see her doing something outside of the entertainment industry where we all know leeches are lurking and may try to take advantage of her.

  • thegoodliferaina

    I love Cissy Houston. She is such a strong amazing black woman.

  • Kelley Johnson

    Bobbi Kristina is a cash cow for the Houston family. If I could advise her, I’d tell her to go off on her own. She’s an adult and it’s time for her to forge a life for herself. She needs an identity outside of being the late Whitney Houston’s allegedly drug addicted daughter. Go to college. Move to Paris and study art. Set sail to Bora Bora and open a fruit stand. Do something, anything, for herself, away from the hangers-on, and that includes Cissy Houston.

  • Anthony

    I am leery of Cissy Houston expressing her concern on TV. It sounds like ginning up interest for reality TV. Bobby Kristina cannot sing. She needs to be somewhere getting an education for a career and money management skills.

  • Kelley Johnson

    For the people surrounding her, the notion that Bobbi Kris does not have talent and should explore her options outside of entertainment is not even an option to them. I feel really sorry for her. The longer she stays around the Houstons, the more and more likely it becomes that she’ll end up with all of Whitney’s problems, from drug use to taking financial care of a bunch of grown men and women.

  • Common Sense

    She needs to go to college and stay off of television.

  • Anthony

    Kelley, I am sad to say say that i thinkk you are right. i get the feeling that they are so used to showbiz and the lifestyle it affords, that they cannot fathom going in another direction.

  • Catchfire

    The girl is damaged! Look in her face, and her voice tells it all. If I were her grandmother, I would let her grown ass see what it’s like being out into society. To be honest, Bobby Kis has been on her own for some time and to this day refuse to listen to anyone. There is no way in hell I would let her make my blood pressure rise this day in time. Too many people are becoming ill and dying unexpected. Somebody need to send her to the moon with a one way ticket!

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