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Bobbi Kristina Is Now Engaged to Her Brother

A photo of Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon

Oh, to be young and in love! How sweet it is to feel the gentle kiss and tender embrace of your lover! How wonderfully, beautifully freeing it is to meet your soulmate! Who’s also your brother. Oh, wait.

Yes, we’re still talking about Bobbi Kristina and her blooming relationship with her adopted brother, Nick Gordon. And why wouldn’t we be? As you can see in that picture up there, Bobbi Kristina is sporting a rather large diamond on That Finger, and as you’re about to hear from me, it’s because she’s getting married. To her brother.

From Radar:

Whitney Houston’s teenage daughter, Bobbi Kristina, has told her grandmother, Cissy Houston, she will marry Nick Gordon, a longtime friend who’s known as her ‘adopted’ brother, even though the matriarch of the family is vehemently opposed to the relationship, is exclusively reporting.

As Star magazine exclusively reported in this week’s issue, just one month after Whitney’s death, Bobbi Kristina, 19, secretly got engaged to Nick, 22, and she’s recently been spotted wearing a diamond engagement ring.

Cissy Houston is “absolutely heartsick that Bobbi Kristina has gotten engaged. This reminds her of when Whitney married Bobby Brown, whom Cissy has never approved of. Cissy has conveyed to Krissy how upset she is, and has urged her to have a prolonged engagement. Krissy has told her grandmother that she doesn’t need her blessing to marry Nick, and the more Cissy objects to the relationship, well that only cements Krissy’s decision. It’s just a very sad situation. Clearly, Krissy loves Nick, but she has just lost her mother, and her entire world has been turned upside down. Krissy doesn’t think she needs to wait, and points to her mom’s sudden death as the reason to marry Nick,” a source close to the situation tells us.

“Nick proposed to Krissy on March 10, and she said yes,” a family friend told Star. “Krissy said Nick is the only person she trusts in the world. They have a very deep connection,” a family insider told Star via

Bobbi Kristina lives with Nick in Whitney’s $1.2 million Atlanta townhouse, and they call each other “brother” and “sister,” says the source.

Although he was never adopted by Whitney, she took Nick in several years ago after his father went to prison and his mother was unable to care for him.

“Nick took care of Whitney and Kristina,” his grandmother Maxine Gordon tells Star. “He’s always been extremely protective of Kristina.”

Bobbi Kristina has had several heated arguments with Cissy about the engagement, and the 19 year old has said “my mother would have approved of me marrying Nick, and I’m going to do it,” the source says.

Ok, I know, this news is from Radar and Star and therefore a little questionable. But you guys, you know who else has this story? People. And you know People makes it real.

Man, this story is just way too … I’m not sure of the right word. Icky? Yucky? Flowers in the Attic-y? Apparently Bobbi is defending herself by saying that this relationship is totally ok because Nick isn’t her brother by blood, and she “can’t please everyone,” which just makes this worse. I mean, I know it’s her life and all, but can someone get this girl an intervention, stat?

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  • Since they arent blood related, what the hell is the problem after all? Poor Kristina is doomed anyway, with or without Nick.

    • Are you seriously asking this question? Ok, if you’ve grown up with a person who has been adopted (legally or not) by your parents, having relations with him/her that goes beyond the traditional sibling relationship and into a sexual one are severely damaging and not AT ALL normal.

      Dont get into the “so what if it’s not normal” crap, because yes, everyone is a little abnormal in their own way. However, stuff like this (which could be construed as incest) is simply not healthy. Your relationships with siblings are based on the relationship dynamic – it is distinctly different than that of a sexual relationship you may have with another person. Those two relationships should never under any circumstances mix.

      • In my eyes, incest is only wrong if a baby comes out of it, because the baby could have so many diseases coming from inbreeding and it’s not the child’s fault. But if it’s her decision to marry him, they’re not blood related, and clearly don’t see each other as brother and sister. You can make two kids live together, that doesn’t mean there will be a fraternal relationship between them.

      • Well Miree, in this case there WAS a fraternal relationship between them. They considered each other siblings, from the age of ten.

  • What a mess. Obviously Kristina is vulnerable. And very, very rich (and thus doubly vulnerable). I don’t know the history of Nick’s role in the family-how long, how involved, what happened between them at what age, although it does sound like Whitney and Krissey looked to Nick as “the man of the house” at some point.
    My opinion of Cissy’s history with her daughter and granddaughter is much more clear. Cissy, the family matriarch, dropped the ball in a big way. True, she couldn’t control her daughter once she became an adult, but it seems like Cissy’s role as a moral compass diminished significantly once her daughter started bringing in the bucks, even before Bobby Brown.
    Once Whitney started spinning out of control, did Cissy pull out the iron fist of a parent disciplining a child again, or did she approach her daughter in a way that expressed love and concern without trying to exert control? My mother was an alcoholic (she eventually died of a stroke-smoker,too-very sad), and I know intervention is possible, but the person with the problem has to be appproached in a completely loving and supportive way, and must continue to receive that love and support in the difficult stages after. I just get this feeling that Cissy either gave up because of their mutual stubborness and/or enjoyed the benefits of her daughter’s fame almost as much as Whitney did so she looked the other way. Maybe that is how Krissy feels now and that’s why she won’t listen to her grandmother. (God, these names are hard to keep straight…)
    The relationship is creepy, but it’s not incest in the legal sense. If Nick became the stabilizing force in that household, then Krissy is only continuing what her mother started-looking to this young man for support and strength.
    Bottom line-they’re 19 and 22, and her mom just died. The incest argument does not even need to asserted with Krissy, because it seems to stop the conversation between her and her grandmother. Youth and too soon after a major life event is more than enough reason to wait.
    Jeez, this is not nearly as bad as Woody Allen and Sun-Yee Previn, but then I’m scraping the absolute bottom for an example there…

    Kissing cousins indeed….