Cissy Houston: Family, Spouse, Children, Dating, Net Worth, Nationality and More

Biography - A Short Wiki

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Emily Drinkard, popularly known by her professional name, Cissy Houston, is a well-known American singer. She has been a soul and gospel musician over the years that she has been in her career. She started her career back in 1938 by joining her elder siblings’ band and is still active. Most of her family members were singers and thus encouraged who, in turn, has encouraged others, including some of her children.

Career Highlights

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Houston began singing when she was five years. She joined her elder siblings, Anne, Larry, and Nicky, in their singing group called Drinkard Four and used to perform at their New Hope Baptist Church. Later Lee and Marie joined the group and renamed it to The Drinkard singers who later recorded A Joyful Noise album.

Family and Personal Life

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Houston has been involved in two marriages in her life. She first met and married her first husband, Freddie Garland, in 1955. Together they had a son, Gary Garland, but their marriage did not last as they divorced in 1957. She married her second husband, John Russell Houston, in 1959 and had a son, Michael Houston, and a daughter, Whitney Houston, who was a popular singer although she later passed away in 2012. Her son Michael was a songwriter. She divorced her second husband in 1990. She is a blessed woman as she has a total of six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family Information
Husband's/Spouse's NameFreddie Garland (m. 1955; div. 1957) John Houston Jr. (m. 1959; div. 1990)
Children/KidsYes (Gary Garland, Whitney and Michael Houston)
Boyfriend/Girlfriend (Dating)N/A
Civil StatusDivorced

Net Worth, Nationality and Other Facts

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More Interesting Facts
Full/Real NameEmily Drinkard Houston
Gender (Biological)Female
Age (as of today)89 years
Date of BirthSeptember 30, 1933
Place of BirthNewark, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Height1.7 m, 5 feet 7 inches
Weight65 kg, 143.5 lbs
Net Worth / Wealth$10 million
OccupationMusician

Height, Weight, and Age

Cissy Houston's height is pretty average measuring 1.7 m. Boasting a weight of 65 kg. Being born on September 30, 1933, translates to an age of 89 years as of todays date (December 9, 2022).

Quotes

Good mothers and good fathers and good families don’t always have great children.

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I am so grateful to God for giving me the gift of 48 years with my daughter. And I accept that He knew when it was time to take her.

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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.

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My faith keeps me strong.

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I trust in God, and His ways are not our ways. So we have to go with that, and there’s nothing I can do about that.

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