Whitney Houston Mom Talks ‘Tough Love’ In JET

Whitney Houston’s mom believes she was “summoned” by God to save her struggling daughter. “It was very difficult to show tough love,” Cissy Houston tells JET in this week’s issue. According to Houston, it took just about all she had to intervene, bringing sheriffs and a court injunction to her daughter’s residence, while demanding that she enter a drug rehab facility. “My heart was breaking. I sometimes wonder how I did it,” she goes on to tell the magazine. While that time was tough, Houston says she is “proud” of her Grammy Award-winning daughter’s “strength and courage”. Even still, she knows it was not just God and her own prayers but those of fans, family and others. “I thank my family and everyone who prayed along with me during that time for their support.’ For more on Houston’s story pick up this week’s issue of JET on newsstands Monday, September 28.

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