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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Mily

Posted at 11:48 PM on March 11, 2012  

Really?? Why are we surprised??? Black people always screw their own family… Specially there cousins. So why are we si in shock???? They are dirty, ghetto, and annoying.

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marsgurl

Posted at 1:07 AM on March 12, 2012  

thats actually rlly racist

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Sick of you already

Posted at 1:49 AM on March 12, 2012  

This is the sick hatred that still fill some minds in this country. You are so medieval and that is putting it kindly. I guess your small mind is an inheritated trait.

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Nique

Posted at 5:51 PM on March 16, 2012  

That was very disrespectful

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Conscience

Posted at 6:58 PM on March 16, 2012  

Actually it sounds like some thing poor, white trash living in trailer parks would do,

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adznur jainal

Posted at 11:12 PM on March 11, 2012  

for me what ever you think is good for you will do it but never to forget what your late mother always tell you in thats important i wish you all the best in life i know how hard for you to lost a mother a friend who loves you be strong and never to forget god always there .

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andrea

Posted at 9:28 PM on March 11, 2012  

they arent related so who cares!!!

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Yvonne

Posted at 11:12 PM on March 11, 2012  

Some people need to stop beating up on this young girl. What she needs is our prays. God made her and she is beautiful in.

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Journey

Posted at 6:20 PM on March 11, 2012  

Nobody even knows if this is true , just jumping to conclusions because of who she is. Obviously you guys don’t know what incest is cause they’re not related trust lots of people grow up together saying this is my bro or dis and date later in life, but again no one knows if there’s an ounce of truth in this have your on mind, don’t be a product of the media.

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Ether brown

Posted at 2:32 PM on March 11, 2012  

to be honest I would rather see her dating nick
than drug dealers &monsters trying to get at her for her new fortune and not her well being nick knows all about her and he loves her for her he’s not trying to make a hurt urself he’s only there to help her. so please let these young people be in love you be free it’s not gross because they are not related at all

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Denisha

Posted at 5:14 PM on March 11, 2012  

They are related. ALthough not biologically, emotionally they were brought up as brother and sister so that makes this relationship so wrong.

I feel sorry for her because she may not know where to turn right now and as indicated in the article she went with what felt familiar.

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joannesummers

Posted at 9:51 AM on March 14, 2012  

if she wants help let her send me a mess and i till her to it on doing it if they love each other y not so babe keep it up im doing this and we love it i know u love the feeling of it just throbbing inside u so do i love joanne and good luck

 
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Patrycja

Posted at 8:24 AM on March 11, 2012  

Pozdrowienia z Polski dla was wszystkich!! :):)

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Mz.Diva 4rm La.

Posted at 3:33 AM on March 11, 2012  

Y r ppl commenting on who diz young lady is dating she’s 19 years old she can date whomever she wnts,she must feel comfortable,n safe dating him she needs to feel loved right now not bashed by anyone if u can’t say something positive dnt say nothing @ all cause she’s still n a grieving process n she really dnt need to b reading all dis b/s 4rm ppl she dnt kno caus she’s probably already getting enough 4rm her family .

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ati

Posted at 3:07 AM on March 11, 2012  

Why is everyone blaming bobbi kris? Surely Nick being the older one and having benefitted from Whitney’s generosity should shoulder this blame! He should know better and have been the more responsible one! BK is still young, impressionable, vulnerable & currently hurting from the loss of her mum and Nick has taken advantage of all of this! Nick is to blame, not bobbi!

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cool

Posted at 12:46 AM on March 11, 2012  

Yes its incest cos they grew up in the same house with the same mother-figure as brother and sister and were called her children by whitneys friends

She will probably deny it and hope it goes away but this is gonna stick and not go away cos its huge and very disturbing. She is still v immature and has a lot of growing up to do – she wont survive the music industry like this she will be eaten alive by the media.

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sane

Posted at 12:42 AM on March 11, 2012  

so she is not doing drugs but she is taking the family name one notch higher by committing incest instead and she could not even wait a year or two had to do it immediately for the whole world to see its one sicko family.

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sojj

Posted at 12:37 AM on March 11, 2012  

yes its one big happy dysfunctional family … always smiling on the outside but are social misfits and just dont know how to live like normal emotionally healthy people…

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Cleo

Posted at 12:36 AM on March 11, 2012  

It’s like seeing Bobby Brown in drag. Poor, poor, girl. All that beauty in Whitney, and she wound up with the hound’s looks.

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MADER

Posted at 8:48 PM on March 10, 2012  

bobbi k is an attention whore & shes letting cissy know it my pregotive. whit went along to get along to protect her image this fam lives on denial &lies st.com

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GingerA

Posted at 8:32 PM on March 10, 2012  

Why doesn’t everyone just leave her alone for awhile and stop analyzing everything she does??? Incest? She’s not even related biologically to him.

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Hello

Posted at 8:23 PM on March 10, 2012  

i think this is a rumor!!!

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BARB

Posted at 7:57 PM on March 10, 2012  

I personally think they are dating eachother because they can both deeply relate the most since they both lost their mother..and since theyre not blood related i guess bobbi thinks this is okay,but it really isnt…..shes young…shes greiving….the girl needs help!

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xuxa

Posted at 7:26 PM on March 10, 2012  

Who knows. Whitney probably knew what was going on between them. It seems like nobody can or could tell bobbi kristina what she could or couldnt do. She seems to dont care aboujt what she does in the lime life which is sad. But then again we dont really know if all this is true. I would love to talk to her and give her advice. Stay strong booi kristina things will get better for you. Stay positive and do the right thing’ the world is waiting for you to mess up dont give them any reason to believe u are a messed up lil girl prove them wrong. Much love xuxa

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bree

Posted at 6:16 PM on March 10, 2012  

she should run to the dentist first….clearly Bobby’s child

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BYRD

Posted at 6:50 PM on March 10, 2012  

Post your picture and let us tell you what type physician you need to run too…

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lady

Posted at 7:27 PM on March 10, 2012  

Thats not nice

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jams

Posted at 5:50 PM on March 10, 2012  

They are not related, and he has gone wild with guns in Whitney’s home,so she must like this kind of life. Timewill tell—-.

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ManofGod

Posted at 5:38 PM on March 10, 2012  

Okay, how do we know that this is even true?????? Ive seen Krissi’s tweets about “sleeping” with Nick. She doesnt mean that they’re having sex. It just means that they are in the same bed together. LEAVE THEM ALONE!!!!

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Hello

Posted at 8:25 PM on March 10, 2012  

Thank you!!…this is clearly a rumor…she would never do that..i dont think whitney would let him stay there if he was having sexual relations with her daughter

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MoeMoe

Posted at 5:15 PM on March 10, 2012  

Dont believe the Hype. i do not believe this. And even if im wrong and they were its her life. its not for the media to judge.Give her time to heal let her live her life and make her own decisions without criticizing her for every twitter pic or media social post. Just Let Her Live

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Shelly

Posted at 5:12 PM on March 10, 2012  

Even though they are not related it’s not legally wrong but there is something about it that’s kinda “not right” if you know what I mean. I really don’t have a firm yes or no on this questions.

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T

Posted at 5:00 PM on March 10, 2012  

They are not genetically related, and not legally related, so there are no fac tual issues with their relationship. the rest is just the opinion of others, and they, I’m sure, couldn’t care less.

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BarkerLorie

Posted at 4:04 PM on March 10, 2012  

my best friend’s sister-in-law makes $89/hour on the computer. She has been without a job for 5 months but last month her check was $14300 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more on this site CashLazy.com

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sara

Posted at 3:49 PM on March 10, 2012  

I feel bad for her..that’s the ugliest nose I’ve ever seen.Maybe with all that money she’ll get a nose job. This girl is going to be a hot mess..heard she slept with tons of guys. I don’t think her future is going to be good.

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phoenix

Posted at 8:18 PM on March 10, 2012  

she has an “ugly” nose and u have one of the ugliest souls I’ve ever encountered…..doesn’t look like life is gonna be too great for you either….because you’re too simple and insular to appreciate what is important in life…

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