Cissy Houston Pens Open Letter To Granddaugther Bobbi Kristina
Things (understandably) haven’t been going smoothly between celebrity wild child Bobbi Kristina and her grandmother Cissy since suddenly losing her mother Whitney Houston last winter, but it looks like Grandma Cissy is ready to call a truce.
Between Bobbi Kris boycotting the release of Cissy’s book about Whitney earlier this year and Cissy being continuously skeptical of her granddaughter’s relationship and engagement to her adopted brother-turned-boo-thang Nick Gordon, it’s been one thing after another and Cissy says enough is enough.
Check out the open letter she wrote to Bobbi Kris and released to the press below:
I love you. My heart is full. I don’t know where to begin.
You may think I don’t understand you and what you’re feeling but remember, Baby, I lost my mom when I was just a child. So, I do know some of the sadness and loneliness of your life since your mom passed away.
Although I know her spirit is with you always, I cry with you and for you.
I grieve with you and for you … for all of the days and nights you need to tell her something or ask her advice or just hear her voice … and she’s not there. For all of the times when you need to put your head in her lap or feel her arms around you and she’s not there … For the good and happy times you want to share with her; for the fun and laughter you enjoyed together, but she’s not there … for every day and every night you just miss her … I know.
She was your mom and she was my child and Krissi, I loved her too, more than you might imagine. I know you were upset that I wrote my book, “Remembering Whitney,” but I hope one day you’ll read it and understand that I just wanted to let the world see some of My Nippy—the sweet, friendly, loving little girl with the extraordinary beauty and boundless talent, who grew into the superstar and musical icon the world saw. I want people to know—fans and critics and ordinary people alike—Nippy was a whole person, and like all of us, she was good and bad AND she was my joy!
Cissy goes on to address the rumors that she has publicly slandered Bobbi Kris over her recently rebel life style and highly publicized relationship with Nick Gordon before also revealing how she felt about Bobbi Kris boycotting her book about Whitney.
Cissy brings her letter to a close by clearing the air about all of the rumors suggesting that she bad mouths Bobbi Kris in public and letting her know she’s still got her back.
Krissi, all I want for you is your good health and your happiness. 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, My Baby’s Baby. I’m not angry with Nick and I don’t think, nor did I ever say anything hurtful about him to anyone.
I have NEVER publicly commented on your personal life and I don’t intend to. 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.
I try to believe that when your mother passed away the world decided that you belong to them as she did. I’m trying very hard to trust that people who make comments or offer their opinions about you are sincere in their desire for you to be happy. I can only hope they come to realize the best they can offer you is their prayers.
Krissi, as many years as I’ve lived and as many experiences as I’ve had I know I don’t have all of the answers. I do know this, Baby Girl: God’s got you and so do I.
With all my love,
We have to admit, it sounds like Cissy is really trying hard to mend whatever was broken between herself and her granddaughter. Hopefully they can work it out.