Cissy Houston Writes An Open Letter to Bobbi Kristina, Says She’s Not Angry With Nick Gordon, But Disapproves of Engagement

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From day one, Cissy Houston has made it crystal clear that she’s a bit concerned about the well-being of her grand daughter, Bobbi Kristina. In addition to publicly expressing her displeasure on the family’s reality show, Houston’s On Our Own, she’s recently penned an open letter for ‘Krissy’. In it, she addresses why she penned the book about her late daughter, Whitney Houston, as well as BK’s relationship with Nick Gordon.

Dear Krissi: 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 continues:

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! 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.

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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, Grandma

Bobbi Kristina has yet to respond.

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  • DIVA

    Cissy is just a grandmother that care and is expressing true love for her granddaughter. I pray that Bobbi Kristina will try to have a relationship with her grandmother. She will miss her when she gone.

    • agreed! I believe that Bobbi Kristina will understand it in her 30s. Early 20s is a tough time. You’re under the impression that you know it all and you’re beyond grown. It’s part of the process though.

  • vapariga

    I agree @ DIVA. That letter was only one a Mom/Grandma could write and it was heartfelt & sincere. I think Bobbi-Kris better wake up soon before it’s too late. She should treasure her mother’s mother and suck up all of the love and knowledge that she possibly can. Afterall, she raised her mother and she is the next best thing closest to her that you can get. But she’s part Bobby Brown – badd girl, hard headed and stubborn with the same “I’m going to do what I want to do/it’s my perogative” attitude. #PRAY FOR HER

  • Kia

    Bobbi Kris wow her grandma is trying to help she loves her. She’s right. Me personally yes it is crazy to marry this man you need wait because you marry him he’s going to drain her dry but maybe that’s what she needs to wake up be broke like over half of america. Then maybe she will come to her senses about this Nick character. I really don’t care about the statements he makes declaring his love it’s BS he’s seeing dollars sign like when Whitney was living. Nick wants to keep that lifestyle. She should wait but hey like she said she’s grown and it’s her decision. Well let’s see how much money Nick takes her for or if she has him to sign a prenup.

  • Miss AG

    G-Ma tugged @ my heart. I agree with you 4 ladies.