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.