Bobbi Kristina Brown Dating Her Adopted Brother Has 'Incestuous Nature' — Expert Says

Sat, March 10, 2012 1:34pm EDT by 44 Comments
Bobbi Kristina Brown Nicholas Gordon

HollywoodLife.com consulted with leading family therapist, Dr. Phil Dembo, who explained why Bobbi Kristina Brown’s romantic relationship with Whitney Houston’s ‘adopted’ son, Nick Gordon, is ‘understandable,’ but ‘unhealthy’

HollywoodLife.com exclusively broke the shocking news that Whitney Houston‘s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was lip kissing her “adopted” 22-year-old brother, Nicholas Gordon in Georgia March 9, which led to a revelation that the pair are deeply involved in a romantic relationship and have been for several months. However, family therapist Dr. Phil Dembo tells us this dynamic between the two — who have grown up in the same house for the past 10 years — is not acceptable, even if it is understandable.

“Bobbi Kristina dating her ‘adopted’ brother may seem very unhealthy and it is,” he explains. “Whether Nicholas is a biological brother, a step brother, a legally adopted brother, or someone being raised as her brother, there are boundaries necessary for healthy development and growth of each of these young people. It certainly has the feel of an incestuous dynamic.”

Whitney welcomed Nick into her home when he was a pre-teen and raised him as her own son, even though she never officially adopted him. Bobbi Kristina and Nick became so close, they even referred to each other as “brother” and “sister.” However, in recent months the couple even tweeted about sleeping with each other and waking up early to one another — stuff that shocked us, but Dr. Dembo says is understandable, given the situation.

“It isn’t surprising though that Bobbi Kristina would reach out to someone she is comfortable with, someone in her inner circle given the death of her mother,” he says. “There are not many young men out there to date that would understand the depth of what she is going through, given the lifestyle she has led, the family she comes from, the closeness to her mother, and the hard painful times with her mother’s addiction.”

He adds, “Nicholas would be a trusted friend and someone who would ‘get it.’ Healthy? No! Understandable? Perhaps.”

What do you think of Bobbi Kristina’s relationship with Nick? Is it acceptable or totally inappropriate? Sound off below.

Reporting by Sandra Clark

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Nike Free Run 5.0

Posted at 11:53 PM on September 16, 2014  

There is certainly a great deal to find out about this issue.
I like all of the points you’ve made.

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Toys In The Attic

Posted at 2:10 PM on March 19, 2012  

Kinda knew this young girl was going to start being self destructive but it’s sad to hear about nevertheless. Fact is she grew up in a dramatic household and having to witness an unhealthy relationship between her parents, and to have an addict as a mother…well, if this girl manages to pull through all of this w/o being in dramatic unhealthy romantic relationships- she will have navigated a slippery slope. This “thing” she has with her not blood related “brother” is unhealthy- emotionally & mentally. You want BK to get through all this heartache, pain and drama as a strong & at peace woman but is it possible…remains to be seen. She is going to need a super good therapist, NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL to get her through this dark period andbe surrounding by ppl not motivated by $$$. I wish her the best. A long hiatus from the Western World would probably work a miracle in this scenario. Not scandal, 250k $ rings, nightclubs and hanger ons. Get yourself educated, lil lady. It might just save your life.

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Ashli

Posted at 7:35 PM on March 12, 2012  

Its not incest ..their not blood…but its still inappropriate
they grew up together for over 10 yrs now and now since her mother is gone they want to start having feelings for each other ???? Even the boy said on his twitter …”Yea we got a little closer and what ”

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Roget

Posted at 10:47 PM on March 18, 2012  

If you ask me the Bobbi Kristinas Boyfriend is a no good, pants hanging halfway over his behind lookin, uneducated, rebelious hood.

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doodlez

Posted at 5:53 PM on March 12, 2012  

They are not blood related so it is not incest! Incest was enforced to avoid birth defects and they could have liked each other since the time he moved in.

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GetRealPPL

Posted at 4:45 AM on March 12, 2012  

I love the smell of INCEST in the morning!!!

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joannesummers

Posted at 9:36 AM on March 14, 2012  

yes u go for it i to wanted my brother and now we together and having sex to love joanne good luck

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joannesummers

Posted at 9:38 AM on March 14, 2012  

yes we like itto i love to see my brothwrs cock get stiff i rub it and want it inside me so i can feel it throbbing

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