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Cissy Houston is speaking out for the very first time about losing her daughter, Whitney Houston. Cissy Houston spoke to the television station My9 at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ.

In her conversation, Cissy Houston acknowledges that she’s still very much in mourning. She explained, “I have my moments. I’m not there yet. I don’t think I’m any more courageous than anyone else. I am a true believer in God, if I could bring her back I would, but that’s not possible.”

As for her daughter’s drug abuse which subsequently led to her lose of life, Cissy Houston says, “I know I did the best I could. I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything.”

And no matter what, Cissy  Houston knows what matters most: “I’m very proud of my daughter. She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here…she was a very wonderful person.”

The full interview will air on Monday. Take a look at a preview below.

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