Gigionthat has learned, Whitney Houston’s mother Cissy Houston, 84, is in the early stages of dementia.
A source close to the Houston family matriarch allegedly said, “She’s in the early stages of dementia… She repeats herself a lot and doesn’t remember what she says. She just says she’s getting old,” in a statement to the popular blog.
Recent claims made by Whitney’s brother, Gary, that he and his songstress sister were molested as children by their cousin, Dee Dee Warwick, have made her health woes more of a concern for family.
“The family is already fractured enough,” said the source, “but she has had enough clarity to know what’s going on with these claims and is very upset.”
The accusations come from a new documentary, Whitney, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May.
The Houston family has yet to confirm reports of Cissy Houston’s alleged condition.