Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon engaged
Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, Wednesday announced her engagement to Nick Gordon, whom Houston took in as a child and raised as an unofficial adoptive son.
"YES . . . me [and] Nick are engaged," Brown, 20, posted on her Facebook page. "I'm tired of hearing people say, 'Eww, you're engaged to your brother' or 'If Whitney [were] still alive would [you] be together' or 'Would she approve of this?' Let me clear up something, we aren't even real brother and sister nor is he my adoptive brother. My mom never adopted him. In fact, mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating. My mom knows me better than any of you."
She previously announced their engagement in October 2012, but said the following month they had broken up.
Brown is the daughter of six-time Grammy Award-winner Houston -- who died in February 2012 at age 48 of accidental drowning because of the effects of cocaine and heart disease -- and R&B singer Bobby Brown. The two divorced in 2007. Houston took Gordon in when he was 12, People magazine said.
Bobbi Kristina Brown also addressed people who have given what they believe is constructive criticism about the relationship. "[That] is bull because if that [were] so, all you would want is for me to be happy. People need to seriously stop judging my relationship. . . . Yes, my relationship may not be perfect. We will have rough patches, just like every other relationship."
Ultimately, she wrote, "It is my life and not yours."