More light is being shed on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s abusive relationship with Nick Gordon, and according to Bobbi’s close friend, Nick was even controlling her Whitney Houston inheritance — and things got way out of hand. Find out all the details.
Poor Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22. Not only did Nick Gordon, 24, allegedly abuse her, but he also controlled all of her money after her mom Whitney Houston died, according to Bobbi’s close friend. In fact, that completely changed the dynamic between Bobbi and Nick as he sought to control her money. As Bobbi is reportedly near death, her good friend opened up in a new interview about Nick’s controlling behavior, which all began with money.
Things went downhill after Whitney’s death — and sadly, all because of money. When Whitney was alive, she would generously help out Bobbi’s friends and family if needed, a close friend of Bobbi’s tells E!. “But after her death, everything changed, and some of that had to do with Nick,” Bobbi’s friend told the outlet. “Nick had always been the man of the house, even when Whitney was around. He might have been young but he felt like their protector. And so when Whitney passed, as Bobbi Kristina mourned her mother, Nick took his role even more seriously.”
He began exerting a bunch of control, according to the source, saying who would benefit from the financial estate Bobbi inherited. He was concerned with protecting her money for fear it might run out. A divide began to grow between Bobbi and her friends because of Nick’s control, and Bobbi felt she had to choose between her family and friends or Nick, whom she loved. In fact, this was the reason they decided to tell friends they were married.
“According to a source, Krissi felt torn between choosing her mom’s family and friends or the man she loved,” Alex Reid, Bobbi’s friend told the outlet. A man who had been by her side in those heartbreaking months after her mother’s death. He was the closest thing she had, and together they ended up feeling like it was them against the world.”
This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard of Nick going after Bobbi’s money — even as Bobbi lays on her death bed. A new lawsuit filed on behalf of Bobbi claimed that Nick was stealing money from her inheritance, along with brutally beating her.
Bobbi may have loved Nick, but she was also scared for her life. Alex also told the outlet that Bobbi claimed that Nick had hit her, and that she was fearful of him.
“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her and she was scared,” Alex said. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”
Our thoughts and prayers remain with Bobbi Kristina and her family during this difficult time.
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— Julianne Ishler