Nick Gordon Learned of Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death From the Internet

Bobbi Kristina Brown died surrounded by family, but one important person was missing -- her boyfriend. Nick Gordon is reportedly devastated over Brown's death, and friends say they're worried he may harm himself out of grief.

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"Nick is very upset," a source tells People magazine. "You can say whatever you want about him and Bobbi Kristina, but he really did love her very much, and is devastated that she is gone."

A friend tells Us magazine that Gordon found out about Bobbi Kristina's death "just like everyone else did, from the Internet." Worse, Gordon will not be allowed to attend her funeral.

Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon were close childhood friends who became romantically involved shortly after Whitney Houston's death three years ago. He claims they were married, and the couple did refer to each other via social media as husband and wife even though Brown's family says they were never married.

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So then why wasn't Gordon by his beloved's side at her death? The young man appears to have a troubled history with her family. Gordon was raised like a son by the late Whitney Houston, but two years after he and Brown became involved, her maternal aunt, Pat Houston, took out a restraining order against him.

Now Bobbi Kristina's family is suing Gordon, alleging he physically abused her before her hospitalization. They also claim he stole $11,000 from Brown while she was in her coma. Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, banned Gordon from the hospital where she was staying.

Meanwhile, a friend of Gordon's tells Hollywood Life that Nick is on suicide watch. "He is out of control with regret and sadness. He keeps saying if only [Bobbi Kristina] had heard his voice, things would have been different. She may have lived." But Gordon's unofficial stepfather Jack Walker Jr. tells Access Hollywood that while the young man is certainly "distraught" over Bobbi Kristina's death, he's not suicidal.

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But some would say he's actually the one responsible for her death in the first place. Fulton County, Florida District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. told People his office is reviewing the incident that lead to Brown's collapse. We won't know what really happened until after that investigation, and even that may not clarify Gordon's alleged role. He has not been charged with anything.

It's not uncommon for an abuser to mourn the death of a significant other. So it's completely believable that Gordon is devastated over Brown's death, even if it turns out he's responsible for it. But if it turns out he's innocent, it's all the more tragic that he never got to say good-bye.

 

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