Cissy Houston has kept to herself since her daughter’s death, and understandably so.
But the mother of Whitney Houston is now breaking her silence in a TV interview with New Jersey’s My9 10 O’Clock News.
“I have my moments,” Cissy says. “I’m not there yet. I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I am a true believer in God, if I could bring her back I would, but that’s not possible.”
When Whitney’s autopsy results showed she had cocaine in her system, Cissy was reportedly devastated. “I know I did the best I could,” she said in the interview, airing next Monday. "I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything."
After Whitney passed away, Cissy took care of Bobbi Kristina.
“My children are my whole life,” Cissy explains. “[Whitney] was very special to me. She was my only daughter, and a good one. Looked out for her family."
She says that, despite whatever troubles Whitney was going through, she’s proud of her daughter’s legacy.
“I’m very proud of my daughter. She’s accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here…she was a very wonderful person.”
Meanwhile, sources close to Cissy say that she believes Whitney’s ex, Bobby Brown, was a cancer who inflected Whitney’s life. Cissy reportedly thinks that Bobby’s recent DUI proves he’s a bad influence.
She also reportedly wants to keep Bobby away from Bobbi Kristina, and is trying to get her granddaughter to hang around more “positive mentors.”