1350048989_nick-gordon-bobbi-kristina-brown-zoomHoustons, we still have a problem.

Mother of the departed Whitney Houston, Cissy Houston, is still struggling with her granddaughter — Whitney’s only child — Bobbi Kristina, and has now resorted to that old chestnut … the “open letter” … in hopes of getting through to the allegedly wayward young woman.

Bobbi Kristina has been subject to rumors about her apparent substance abuse, grief over her mother’s death and engagement to Nick Gordon, a young man who Whitney Houston apparently cared for at one point like a son. Usually there are hysterics over Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon being raised as “brother and sister,” but the reality is far less tawdry.

(But it’s still kind of suspect depending on how you look at it. Does he love her, or love the lifestyle he’s become accustomed to? Only time will tell.)

Because of this, among other things, the Houston family is not happy with Bobbi Kristina’s behavior.

Essence.com produced part of Cissy Houston’s open plea to her granddaughter:

“Krissi, all I want for you is your good health and your happiness,” she writes. “I want you to have a good life that you can be proud of. Do I want you to get married in the near future? No, I don’t. I think you’re too young and I wish you’d wait. But that’s because I’m Grandma. I’m supposed to worry about you. I’m supposed to wonder if Nick or ANY man is good enough for you.”

She went on to share that she’s not angry with Nick Gordon and has never said anything negative about him. “I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don’t intend to,” she followed up. “So in the future when you read or hear that Cissy Houston said this or Cissy Houston said that, be confident in the knowledge that it isn’t true.”

Well, it’s good to clear that up … in the press … for all of us to see.

Is the Houstons’ hot mess getting too much for public and is it time to stop the open letters and get private? Are you ready to see this family work it out without an audience?

Tags: ,
Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter
  • Yvette

    Bobbi Kristina is GROWN. You can give advice, but do it in private. If she rejects it, let her live her life and you live your own.

    • RJ

      Bobbi Kristina is of an adult age but she is not grown. She is still a child in many ways. Remember she was being raised by two addicts so it is safe to say her development has been stunted.

      This situation is sad all around.

  • MimiLuvs

    A good ole’ fashion “Meet up for lunch and have a conversation” would’ve suffice.
    This “open letter” bit reminds me of a shaming tactic that parents would use against their children, in order for their kids to obey their rules.

    • RJ

      My guess is this is a last resort. Cissy Houston has probably learned from the way she dealt with her daughter which was not that productive.

      Remember that Bobby Kristina is said to be having addiction issues of her own. You are not dealing with a normal situation. This child has a very inflated view of herself.

      It is very sad.

  • Miakoda

    Everybody is ‘penning an open letter’ these days.

    Is this the new thing, where people cannot address each other privately?

    • E!

      Yeah, what happened to that good ole fashioned sit down your aunts, uncles, grand parents, and parents would have when you needed a talkin’ to? I hated those, but their message was delivered effectively.

  • SAA

    Why do people continue to address these things publicly? It’s not even a matter of dirty laundry or family secrets I mind being aired, it’s the fact that these people say they’re “concerned” about their family members. I feel as though if you were really concerned about someone, you’d have some level of respect and address the problem face to face, not through texts or phonecalls or Skype and certainly not an open letter. What Cissy is doing, family or not, grandmother or not, is extremely disrespectful, especially given that Bobbi is an adult. I feel like Cissy needs to talk to her granddaughter, face-to-face, behind closed doors and actually listen to what Bobbi is saying and how she feels.

    • Marcelle

      I used to wonder about that also; why people (especially celebs!) don’t talk about personal matters in private. I think in this case, Bobbi Kristina probably don’t talk to her grandmother too much and maybe Ms. Houston felt that doing the “open letter” would perhaps get some type of response from BK enough that BK would call her to talk. BK is probably out there partying (or not) or just don’t have time to talk to grandma. It’s sad…

  • That old philosophical question has to be updated. If a tree falls and no one’s there to comment about it on facebook, tweet about it or post it on instagram was there really a tree?