Cissy Worried About Bobbi Kristina Following Whitney's Path

The late singer's mother talked to People magazine about her reflections on her daughter's untimely death. 

Whitney and Cissy Houston (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Whitney Houston may have been a superstar, but when it comes to reflecting on her untimely death, her mother, Cissy, is just like any other parent.

In an interview in the most recent issue of People magazine, she wonders what she could have done to save her daughter; says she didn't know -- or want to know -- about her drug use; and worries about whether Bobbi Kristina Houston will travel the same tragic path. From the Huffington Post:

"Was I a good mother?" Cissy Houston, 79, was quoted as telling the celebrity magazine in an advance excerpt released on Wednesday from the magazine's Friday edition.

"I still wonder if I could have saved her somehow. But there's no book written on how to be a parent. You do the best you can."...

Last fall, Cissy, Bobbi Kristina, the singer's brother and sister-in-law starred in a 14-episode reality show for cable channel Lifetime about their struggle to cope after Houston's death called "The Houstons: On Our Own."

Houston told the magazine she was "worried" about granddaughter Bobbi Kristina and "trying to make sure she doesn't (follow the same path)" as her famous mother.

Cissy Houston's interview with People, and excerpts from her memoir, can be found in the issue which reaches newsstands on Jan. 25.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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