Cissy Houston has told how she forced daughter Whitney into rehab after finding the singer’s home had been turned into a drug den.
As the first anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death approaches next month, Cissy Houston is still traumatized by her drowning in a Beverley Hilton hotel bath at the age of 48.
But in her memoirs, Remembering Whitney, Cissy Houston admits: “She started partying and she didn’t really know how to stop. I used to wonder what she was doing at night, where she was.”
According to the extract obtained by People Magazine, Cissy Houston continues to ask herself: “Could I have saved her?”
In a serialization in the Sun, Cissy Houston first realized Whitney had problems when she arrived unannounced at the mansion in Atlanta, Georgia, the singer shared with her husband, Bobby Brown, and their daughter Bobbi Kristina.
Cissy Houston, 79, had been called by her son Gary in early 2005 warning her: “Ma, I think Nippy [Whitney Houston family’s pet name] is really in trouble.” He travelled everywhere with the singer.
Inside, the multi-million house was filthy, but Cissy Houston’s biggest shock came when she saw “big glaring eyes and strange faces” spray painted on the walls and door.
Then in another room, she discovered Whitney Houston’s head had been cut out of a large framed photograph of her with her husband and daughter.
Cissy Houston recalled: “Evil eyes staring out like a threat. Who would do such a thing it seemed crazy. It was beyond disturbing to seeing my daughter’s face cut out like that. It was frightening.”
Cissy Houston has told how she forced daughter Whitney into rehab after finding the singer’s home had been turned into a drug den
In Remembering Whitney, due to be published by Harper and Collins on January 31st, Cissy Houston tells how her daughter yelled at her and refused to come downstairs.
Cissy Houston said Whitney looked as if she was on drugs and did not recognize the woman who was a worldwide star with many Grammy music awards and acclaim as an actress.
She left the house but vowed to save Whitney, returning with a court order and two women police deputies. The petition had been signed by eight people and a doctor who had seen the singer in the past 48 hours.
When they arrived, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were at the doorway. She was shaking as Cissy Houston told her they were taking her into rehab.
Whitney Houston was in hospital for a week, but banned her mother from visiting telling everybody who came to see her that her mother had had “her locked up”.
In 2006 Whitney Houston broke up with Bobby Brown but she never really forgave her mother’s interference in her life, according to the memoirs.
In an interview with Oprah Winfrey to be broadcast on Monday, Cissy Houston, a singer in the 60s and 70s, reveals how son Gary told her in a phone call of her daughter’s death at the Los Angeles hotel on February 11 last year.
She said: “I was getting annoyed because he wasn’t telling me anything. He was screaming. He was saying, Nippy, Nippy. I said, <<what’s wrong with her?>>.
“He said, <<Mommy>>, I said, <<Is she dead?>>. He said, <<Yeah, Mommy, she’s dead>>. And I don’t remember too much else after that.”
In the People magazine extract she said: “I’m angry she died alone, in those conditions.”
Cissy Houston says she does not blame Bobby Brown for Whitney’s drug addiction.
“I blame him for the way he treated her, but I don’t blame him for her drug problems,” Cissy Houston is quoted as saying.
“He was no help to her at all.”
In her memoirs, the Kardashians mother Kris Jenner mentioned a toyboy named only as Ryan, who broke apart her marriage to Robert Kardashian.
Now, the man in question has stepped forward to reveal his identity to Star magazine.
Hollywood animator Todd Waterman, who is pictured in a photograph obtained by Radar Online, claims he had a long-running relationship with Kris Jenner while she was married to Robert Kardashian.
Todd Waterman was only 24-years-old when the alleged affair began in 1989.
The animator confessed: “It was scandalous. We dated for a year and a half.”
Hollywood animator Todd Waterman claims he had a long-running relationship with Kris Jenner while she was married to Robert Kardashian
Todd Waterman apparently came forward after reading the revealing things Kris Jenner, 56, wrote about the man she dubbed Ryan.
He told the magazine: “My friend has sent me an excerpt from her book. I think I would be Ryan.”
Todd Waterman told of how he and Kris Kardashian got together in Los Angeles.
“I was playing pro soccer and I was training with a team, L.A. Heat, for a now defunct league. That’s how we met.”
The affair apparently ended in 1990, just before Kris, then 34, met her now-husband Bruce Jenner.
In her memoirs, Kris Jenner mentioned a toyboy named only as Ryan, who broke apart her marriage to Robert Kardashian
Kris Jenner, who is judging this year’s Miss America pageant, allegedly split from Robert Kardashian after he followed his philandering wife and found her in the arms of animator Todd Waterman.
Robert Kardashian, who was O.J. Simpson lawyer, was reportedly so distraught at his wife’s infidelity that the court awarded Kris with temporary custody of their children, because they believed him to be a potential threat.
Robert Kardashian has said: “It was true that I was very upset when I found out the respondent was having an affair and I wanted a divorce.”
Robert Kardashian apparently punished Kris by cancelling all her credit cards and luxuries, according to court documents published by Radar Online.
The lawyer then believed her to be flaunting her new relationship with Bruce Jenner inappropriately, saying: “I ask the court to enjoin and restrain (Kris) from living with any member of the opposite sex in or about the presence of our children.”
Kris counteracted by stating that her husband “emotionally abuses” her, claiming that the effect on their children was profound: “As a result of (Robert) and my irreconcilable differences, there is a tremendous amount of discord at the family residence.”
Meanwhile, Todd Waterman appears to still hold some bitterness towards the family and their fame.
He said: “I am not a fan of the whole Kardashian machine.”
While Todd Waterman was unhappy to feature in Kris Jenner’s memoirs, the animator was unsurprised at the inclusion of the affair.
He added: “To me, it ties into what they have already done in terms of picking and choosing what they release and how they are portrayed.”
Kris Jenner told of her trysts with the flame she named as Ryan in her book Kris Jenner and All Things Kardashian.
Kris Jenner wrote: “One minute I was making brownies for my friends and having a family barbecue, the next I was in the middle of an insanely intense affair.
“I would drop Kourtney, Kimberly, and Khloe off at school and rush straight to Ryan.”