The Darker Side of Fame and Wealth: Did Nick Gordon Inherit Whitney Houston’s Fortune?
When Whitney Houston passed away on February 11, 2012, the world was in shock. The iconic singer had sold over 200 million records and had a net worth of $20 million at the time of her death. It wasn’t long after that rumors began swirling that her former son-in-law, Nick Gordon, had inherited her fortune.
Gordon was not married to Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, but the couple had been living together in the family’s Georgia home prior to her death. Bobbi Kristina inherited her mother’s estate, but tragically, she drowned in a bathtub in July 2015, only 3 years after her mother’s death. She was found to have drugs and alcohol in her system and remained in a coma for six months before passing away.
After Bobbi Kristina’s death, Gordon was accused of having a role in her death, and a year later, he was found legally responsible for her death in a civil suit. It was then that rumors about Gordon inheriting Houston’s estate resurfaced.
The allegations were fueled further when an interview in which Gordon claimed to have inherited Houston’s fortune popped up on social media. However, his statements were later debunked when it was discovered that he had never actually made such claims.
So, did Nick Gordon really inherit Whitney Houston’s fortune? The answer is no. In fact, he was not named as a beneficiary in Houston’s will, which was updated one month before her death. The will specifically left everything to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
However, despite the fact that Gordon did not inherit Houston’s fortune, his relationship with the Houston family and Bobbi Kristina makes his involvement in her estate a point of contention. The family has accused him of being physically and emotionally abusive towards Bobbi Kristina, as well as controlling her finances.
The Houston family has also claimed that Gordon stole from Bobbi Kristina’s estate. In 2016, a judge awarded Bobbi Kristina’s estate $36 million in damages in a wrongful death suit against Gordon, who failed to appear in court. The verdict was largely symbolic as Gordon had no money at the time and the estate has yet to collect a penny.
While Gordon did not inherit Houston’s estate, his reputation and standing with the family have been irreparably damaged by his actions. His relationship with Bobbi Kristina, in particular, has come under scrutiny. The couple’s tumultuous relationship was often played out in the media, and many believe that Gordon had a negative influence on her.
The accusations leveled against Gordon by the Houston family have not been proven in court, but his track record has certainly raised eyebrows. He has been arrested on multiple occasions for various offenses, including domestic violence and driving under the influence.
In the wake of Bobbi Kristina’s death, Gordon’s behavior has come under even more scrutiny. His behavior on social media has been especially concerning, with him often making bizarre and erratic statements.
Despite the fact that Nick Gordon did not inherit Whitney Houston’s fortune, his involvement in her and Bobbi Kristina’s lives has been a point of contention for many. The accusations made against him by the Houston family cannot be ignored, and his behavior since Bobbi Kristina’s death has only served to fuel speculation about his true motives.
In the end, it is unlikely that the truth about Nick Gordon’s relationship with Whitney Houston and her daughter will ever be fully revealed. However, the rumors and allegations surrounding his involvement in their lives serve as a reminder of the darker side of fame, wealth, and celebrity.
The tragedy of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s deaths illustrates the dangers of hangers-on who seek to exploit celebrities for their own selfish interests. It is a sobering reminder that fame and wealth do not necessarily bring happiness and that those who seek to profit from it often come to a tragic end.
In the case of Nick Gordon, his behavior and apparent lack of remorse for his actions have only served to further tarnish his reputation. While he may not have inherited Whitney Houston’s fortune, his involvement in her and Bobbi Kristina’s lives will forever be linked to tragedy and controversy.
It is a cautionary tale for those who seek fame and fortune, reminding us that the darker side of wealth and celebrity can lead to a tragic end if we are not careful. The passing of Whitney Houston and her daughter Bobbi Kristina is a stark reminder of this fact, and the legacy of their lives will continue to serve as a warning for generations to come.