Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston and ex-hubby and former reality show co-star Bobby Brown, has confirmed she is engaged to “adopted brother” Nick Gordon.
Bobbi Kristina, 19, announced her engagement to Gordon on a sneak peek of the upcoming reality show The Houstons: On Our Own, and family members also appearing on the Lifetime property reportedly have not reacted well to Bobbi Kristina’s engagement.
Bobbi Kristina’s engagement seems to be a heavy plot point to hype the dramatic reality show that premieres on Lifetime on October 24, and as the singer’s daughter copes with her mother’s high-profile and unexpected death earlier this year, family members do not seem to support her relationship with Gordon.
In a televised preview, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Patricia said her niece’s engagement is “unacceptable,” and Whitney’s brother Gary Houston admonishes Nick, saying:
“No one knew that from a godson you would turn into a boyfriend. No one knew that.”
Nick Gordon laments in the spot:
“The family has me out to be a bad person.”
Bobbi Kristina adds:
“They want to see us fail … We won’t.”
The spot also shows Bobbi Kristina talking about a big issue other than her engagement — her feelings about her mother. The grieving teen says:
“I didn’t see her as an idol. The glam and glitz … I didn’t see that. I saw a mom.”