It’s hard to believe that almost a full year has passed since Whitney Houston’s untimely death. For many of her fans, the pain of losing Whitney still feels fresh. But no one mourns the superstar singer with the incredible four octave vocal range more than her mother, Cissy Houston.
At the time of Whitney’s passing, images of a pain-stricken, distraught Cissy made the rounds online alongside a touching letter she wrote for her late daughter. When Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina and sister-in-law Pat Houston sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the matriarch of the Houston family was noticeably missing. Then, Pat Houston explained Cissy was grieving and not ready to open up to the public.
But almost a year later, she is breaking her silence to Oprah Winfrey. On Monday night (January 28 at 10/9C), OWN will air Cissy’s first in-depth interview since her daughter’s passing.
The timing of the sit-down coincides with the upcoming release of Cissy Houston’s memoir, “Remembering Whitney: My Story of Love, Loss and The Night The Music Stopped” in which she discusses Whitney’s tragic death, her battle with substance abuse and her concern for her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina.
She also opens up about life after Whitney’s passing, telling People Magazine: “Since my daughter died, I’ve struggled with so many things,’ she continues. I’m still so angry – at Nippy, at the world, at myself. Should I have done things differently? She was a person whose life and voice touched millions of people. I’m as proud as any mother could be about her daughter, but I would trade every last bit of it to have my baby back.”
Watch a sneak peek of the interview here:
Will you tune in, Clutchettes?