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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?

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  • Robbie

    My question to her would be how are they helping Bobbie Christina deal with her mother’s passing, and most of all are they preparing her for what lies ahed. She is young and needs someone by her side to guide her through life and finances. Hopefully, the family and Bobbie Christina will not be on another reality show. Won’t be watching. I don’t have cable. Otherwise I think I would.

  • Darrell

    Yess I will watch it.

  • samie

    That family is sick and needs help they need to stop using Whitney’s name to make money now I see why Whitney didn’t leave them anything in her will what a shame.

  • Cocochanel31

    I’m sick of this family..including Cissy! Bobby Brown has been the only one handling this w class and dignity by keeping his mouth shut. Bobby Chris is a child so I don’t blame her, but Pat, Cissy, and Gary Houston are disgusting smh.

  • Denise

    It really doesn’t matter if Bobby didn’t introduce anything to Whitney. That still doesn’t vindicate him of any wrong doing in the past. He still is and was a terrible man. Maybe one day he can right his wrongs. Even Cissy in her book speaks about him not helping the cause because of his abuse.

  • http://urbanexpressive.com/ J.Nicole

    I’ll watch; even though I’m sure there will be dodging of questions and blaming others. Hopefully they will finally take this opportunity to really explain to her fans, as well as young kids influenced by her looking to get into show business the perils of the industry.

    But I’m not holding my breath

  • love37

    I will watch I love whitney and her family and pray that God keep on blessing them like he is doing now and I think cissy is a true women of God

  • http://jamaicabeautyblog.wordpress.com jamaicanbeautyblog

    nope..

  • blake carrington

    I can say I hope after this interview they can let Whitney rest! God bless the family.

  • Tryswagryan

    Definitely looking forward to this. Love them both.

  • justanotheropinion

    Would never watch-can’t stomach trainwerecks. It’s time for Cissy to take a break, mourn her daughter and try to help heal her out of control granddaughter….ALL out of the limelight. You can’t heal when you are still trying to make a buck or absolve yourself.

  • http://Clutch SL

    I don’t know whether I’ll watch. I’ve never tuned into their reality show. I don’t idolize anyone, but ALL of this is just so sad….a family who has always lived on stage and probably relished doing so…a family addicted to fame….an amazing gift from God so badly corrupted and distorted…

    It’s a bit much for me….don’t know if I really need to hear anymore

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