In a promo clip for Lifetime’s upcoming reality show The Houstons: On Our Own released last week, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina announced she was engaged to Nick Gordon, who her mother informally adopted when he was 12.
The shock move didn’t go down well with her aunt, Patricia Houston, who labelled it “unacceptable.”
Gordon’s family is supportive of the union, however.
“We are supportive and we’re not going to abandon them,” Gordon’s grandmother, Maxine, told Celebuzz in an exclusive interview.
“They think there’s no reason to keep it hidden and they want it out there… she wants to stay with him for the rest of her life. He is very protective of her and he promised Whitney he’d take care of her.”
Still, Maxine said the ring of wedding bells is too much, too soon.
“They are too young to get married. He’s 23 and is a man, but he’s still young and her too,” she added. “Bobbi Kristina needs to go to school. I know Nick is trying to encourage her. But she has her own mind.”
The Lifetime show will focus on how Bobbi Kristina — Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown — has coped since Houston was found face down in a water-filled bathtub with drug paraphernalia near by on Feb. 11 at a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel.
The Los Angeles County coroner concluded she died of an accidental drowning.
Maxine said The Bodyguard star would have been pleased with the engagement if she was still alive, “because she’s known Nicky since he was 17. She would be happy.”
When Bobbi Kristina and Nick do get married, Maxine said she expects it will be a televised event.
She added, “If there’s a wedding, it’s going to be elaborate and big. But I wish they would have a nice, quiet ceremony.”
The Houstons: On Our Own premieres October 24 at 9 p.m. ET.
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