Bobbi Kristina Brown's Relationship With Adopted Brother: "The Key Is Nick Gordon's Intention," Says HLN Host Jane Velez-Mitchell (VIDEO)
Is it appropriate for Bobbi Kristina Brown to be romantic with her adopted brother, Nick Gordon?
That's the question on everyone's mind as the 19-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston continued to flaunt her eyebrow-raising relationship this week, posting a photo of her and Gordon, 22, sharing a passionate smooch.
“1 of the main reasons why i even smile today.:) iloveyoubooboo forever&always," she wrote along with the photo. "it’s just US now..@Nickdgordon
Earlier that day, Brown posted a snapshot of the pair — who got matching dove tattoos in honor of Houston last Wednesday — embracing. "& still through those trials&tribulations the devil kept on trying to break them& soon realized… He couldn’t," she tweeted.
And now, after addressing questions in Celebuzz's #AskJane video feature, HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell says, "they have obviously bonded over their shared grief over Whitney Houston’s death."
But has that bond gone too far?
"They said at first, 'We’re just grieving together,'" said Velez-Mitchell. "Obviously, one thing led to another."
Brown is not technically related to Gordon, Velez-Mitchell notes. But her late mother informally adopted Gordon at a young age after his parents were unable to take care for him. Gordon has been living in the Houston home ever since.
"So Bobbi Kristina has known him since they were tweens, you might say," explained Velez-Mitchell. "But he is not officially her adopted brother."
When it to comes to the growing concern surrounding their alleged romance, the HLN host says the issue boils down to one sticking point: "The key here is what is Nick Gordon’s intention," she reasoned.
"Is he with her because they really bonded emotionally over this grief? Because they became close through trauma? Which often happens," she continued. "Or, the fact that he was left out of the will, is he interested in Bobbi Kristina because she could very well become a very, very wealthy young woman?"
"That’s really the key. What is his intention in this relationship? And we’re going to have to wait and see on that.”
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