It’s fair to say that Bobby Brown is having a pretty rough year. Between the death of his long-time love Whitney Houston in February, and the continued downward spiral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown being played out on a new reality series, the dude has a lot on his plate. In the time-honored tradition of stressed out celebs, Brown has taken to the sauce pretty hard lately, with predictably bad results.
However, after wracking up his second DUI of the year on Wednesday, Brown is apparently turning over a new leaf and attempting to get his life back on track. Friends of the R&B star tell TMZ that his most recent arrest served as a wake-up call to seek treatment for his drinking. Brown attended rehab as recently as this past August, but reportedly didn’t take it seriously because he didn’t honestly feel that he had a real problem.
Other sources elaborate on Brown’s deteriorating mental health to RadarOnline. Following his estrangement from his daughter, the singer attempted to fill that void with substances. “Bobby has been down in the dumps about his relationship with Bobbi Kristina for some time,” an insider reveals. “It was certainly what started the ball rolling in terms of falling foul to his demons once again and he’s been hitting the bottle hard. Bobbi Kristina doesn’t want to talk to him, doesn’t want to meet up and it’s left Bobby feeling dead inside.” It can’t help to know that Bobbi Kristina’s increasing tumultuous personal life, including her engagement to adoptive brother Nick Gordon, is now being used as reality TV fodder. “He feels at a loose end because he hears of Bobbi Kristina’s problems and wants to help, but she just won’t listen to him.”
Last week, Cissy Houston and other trustees of Whitney Houston’s estate filed a petition to change the structure of payments made to her soul heir, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. The document, obtained by Radar yesterday, seeks to make changes that would protect the 19-year-old from “undue influence.”
“Respondent has been the subject of significant media attention before, and especially after, the Testatrix’s death,” the papers read. “Respondent is a highly visible target for those who would exert undue influence over her inheritance and/or seek to benefit from Respondent’s resources and celebrity.”
So, what exactly are Bobbi Kristina’s family members afraid of? Could it be they’re taking their rumored disapproval of Nick Gordon, her boyfriend/”adopted brother”? The two did get into a car wreck together last week, just days after Nick tweeted a photo of himself driving with a gun in his hand. And then there’s dad, Bobby Brown, who recently checked into rehab for alcohol. But neither of those things seem to indicate they’re after Bobbi Kristina’s money. Maybe this is just a precautionary measure? Or — forgive our cynicism — a bit of drama stirred up for the sake of their Lifetime show, The Houston Family Chronicles? No, no one would go that far.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a car accident in in Alpharetta, Georgia yesterday. She was in the passenger seat of her boyfriend, Nick Gordon‘s black 2012 Camaro when it happened. He was driving, and TMZ has the pictures of the bashed-in car and it’s nasty central. Not exactly a good omen for the couple, who don’t seem to be the most well adjusted people around. And by that we mean Nick who likes to drive around with a gun in his hand. And let’s not even get into the fact that her adopted brother is now her boyfriend. We still don’t know what happened as the details are still emerging but luckily, it’s being said that no one was injured and their’s was the only car involved in the accident. The updates so far are that the couple were arguing right before it happened, although we’re not certain about what the “it” is. All we know is that their car has lost its “front right tire, the front bumper was torn off, and the airbags were deployed.” The reason that this came to light was because the police visited their apartment because of a noise complaint and saw the car outside as it had its hazard lights on. How the hell did it even get to their place with all the damage? And what’s the deal with this noise complaint? If the couple were arguing before the accident, did their fight escalate after their car slammed into whatever it slammed into? We’ll keep you posted as and when we hear more news.
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It had been a while since we’d heard from Bobbi Kristina Brown and her adopted brother/boyfriend Nick Gordon. But we hoped that they were happy, doing all the fun things that siblings/a young couple do when they’re in love. You know: Picnics in the park, row boats on the pond, driving around with a firearm. Well, we’re pleased to report that the lovebirds are indeed doing one of those things, at least! Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s troubled daughter tweeted a picture yesterday of Nick cruising the streets while brandishing a gun. The post has since been deleted so we sadly can’t get any more facts, such as why he was cruising the streets with said gun in the first place. It definitely brings new meaning to “defensive driving.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown has taken to ink and needle to honor her mother’s on what would’ve been Whitney Houston’s 49th birthday today. Late on Wednesday, the budding singer/actress had the initials WH and four doves tattooed on her wrist in a body art parlor in Atlanta. Houston’s 19-year-old daughter commemorated her mom’s b-day alongside her 22-year-old boyfriend/adopted brother Nick Gordon (yes, that’s still happening). Nick likewise showed his love for the legendary singer by also tattooing a matching design. The pair told the Twitterverse about their tattoo plans and shared a picture of their finished products. Bobbi Kristina tweeted: ”On the way with MYbooboo @nickdgordon heading2 #Inksomnia for our TATTSSS !this is for you mommy (: we love you, happybirthday OurladyXxo.” She followed up with a tweet today, writing: ”Tat tat tatted YURP.. now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you @nickdgordon always&forever.”
Meanwhile, another late megastar’s famous daughter has also taken to Twitter to discuss impending plans of getting a tattoo in honor of her late father. On Tuesday, Paris Jackson tweeted: “i kinda want to get August XXIX tatted on my back..” August XXIX stands for her father Michael Jackson’s birthday (August 29) and would serve as a permanent reminder of the king of pop.
Getting a tattoos is sometimes a risky thing, but in these cases, we are completely onboard. We are sure Whitney is looking down and smiling at her daughter today. R.I.P., Whitney Houston, and happy birthday!
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If your eyebrows were already raised over the alleged relationship between Bobbi Kristina Brown and her “adopted brother” Nick Gordon before, get ready for those bad boys to rocket to the top of your forehead in about two seconds now: according to Us Weekly, Whitney Houston‘s daughter and the child the singer raised from the age of 12 are allegedly engaged. While Bobbi and Nick were spotted smooching in public last week, the magazine now has a photo of the pop star’s daughter sporting a massive rock on her ring finger, a piece of jewelry that reportedly belonged to Houston. According to the magazine’s source, the two “are living like a couple” currently. We don’t know about you, but we have have a lot of feelings about this. Like, too many feelings to process. Most of them tinged with confusion.
“Bobbi Kristina is still so vulnerable since her mother passed away,” their source continues “But Nick has become like her rock.” As we’ve explained before, Gordon is not related to Bobbi Kristina or Whitney genetically or legally. That being said, we don’t think it’d be a great idea for Bobbi Kristina to be marrying anybody so recently after her mother’s death on February 11. Forget the whole “practically family” aspect: we don’t think matrimony would be a good idea for Bobbi, period! Or maybe we’re just being overly cautious? We are glad Bobbi has someone to lean on during a dark time. Oh the other hand…yuck. What do you think? Go ahead and leave us a comment; we have to go lie down in a dark room for a few hours to process this.
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