When reports came out that Bobbi Kristina was hooking up with Whitney Houston’s secret son, they seemed too sensational to pay any mind. For one, Whitney didn’t have a secret son. Nick Gordon was her unofficially adopted child whom she often referred to as her God son, and the implication of a sordid brother-sister relationship was just uncomfortable.
But since that time, stories have escalated to sitings of these two kissing in public, to secret engagements, which seems even more laughable, except for one factor: Nick appears to be confirming their romantic involvement. The 22-year-old who hasn’t spoken publicly on his relationship with Whitney—and who says he never will—has taken to Twitter to speak on rumors of his relationship with Bobbi Kristina, and essentially deny rumors of incest. He tweeted:
Yea we got a little closer and what!!!
For the stupid ppl out there she gave birth to 1 child. And she trusted me with EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She called me her me ” God Son” I swear some ppl in this world act like they don’t have a brain…
Nick retweeted several positive reactions from followers as well who showed their approval for his and Bobbi Kristina’s relationship and the support he’s shown for her throughout her loss. One message read, “No blood relation, he was only taken in by Whitney at age 12… Can see how that might happen;” and another, “As long as you two continue to be there for each other, that’s all that matters. =)!” The nature of Nick’s reaction to gossip reports begs the question, is there really a scandal here?
A major part of the frenzy is the media looking for a way to keep Bobbi in the headlines, and of course the idea of two young adults who were raised as brother and sister now being romantically involved is going to raise eyebrows. The other part of the concern is people seeing this situation as a part of Bobbi’s grief and that she’s prematurely, and perhaps inappropriately, running into the arms of a man she’s now become too close with for the comfort of people who have no baring on her day-to-day life anyway. And truthfully, nothing about the relationship Nick alludes to sounds new or strikingly indecent.
As he shared through his tweets, Nick’s role in Bobbi’s life has always been to protect her, and just last year he rescued Bobbi in an altercation with her ex-boyfriend that involved drinking underage. The fact that he identified himself as “Krissi’s brother” to police during the incident does make these two’s rumored romantic relationship seem all the more sketchy, but who am I or anyone else to judge?
I think there would be a bigger need for concern if Bobbi didn’t have someone she’s known for 10 years by her side during this time, or if Nick was the type to take up interview offers and try to fatten his pockets by revealing private details of his life with the Houston’s. The media truthfully knows nothing about this man which makes him all the more intriguing, but from what he’s shared through social media he seems to be a young guy who has Bobbi Kristina’s best interest at heart. And at the end of the day, that’s what she needs now more than anything.
Do you believe the rumors that Bobbi Kristina is involved with Nick Gordon? Do you think the relationship is odd or does it make sense?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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