Nick Gordon's Inheritance from Whitney Houston: The Truth
For years, Nick Gordon has been at the center of a controversial and tragic story – the death of Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The events that unfolded after Bobbi Kristina’s death were complex and confusing, with accusations flying in every direction. However, one issue that has remained a point of contention is Nick Gordon’s inheritance from Whitney Houston. There are many rumors and misconceptions surrounding this topic, and this article aims to set the record straight.
Nick Gordon was taken in by Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina when he was 12 years old. His mother was unable to care for him, so Whitney took him in and raised him alongside her daughter. Although Nick was never officially adopted, he became part of the family and was even referred to as Bobbi Kristina’s “informal adoptive brother.” Nick and Bobbi Kristina had a close relationship and eventually began dating.
Unfortunately, Bobbi Kristina’s life was cut short when she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January 2015. She was in a medically induced coma for several months before she passed away in July of that year. As the investigation into her death unfolded, suspicion turned to Nick Gordon. Bobbi Kristina’s estate filed a lawsuit against him, accusing him of, among other things, assault, battery, and theft. Nick has denied these accusations and has also never been criminally charged in connection with Bobbi Kristina’s death.
The Truth About Nick Gordon’s Inheritance from Whitney Houston
Some reports have claimed that Nick was set to inherit millions of dollars from Whitney’s estate, but this is not entirely accurate. When Whitney passed away in 2012, her will divided her assets among several family members, including her mother, brothers, and Bobbi Kristina. Nick was not named in the will, and therefore was not entitled to any specific portion of Whitney’s estate.
However, some have argued that Nick may still have been entitled to a share of Whitney’s fortune. This is because he and Bobbi Kristina lived together as a couple, and she inherited everything from her mother’s estate. Therefore, any assets that Bobbi Kristina received would also be considered joint property with Nick. According to Georgia law, if a couple is married or in a registered domestic partnership, the surviving partner is entitled to one-third of the deceased partner’s assets. However, Nick and Bobbi Kristina were not legally married or registered as domestic partners, which makes the situation more complicated.
After Bobbi Kristina’s death, her estate filed a lawsuit against Nick Gordon, accusing him of stealing money and causing her death. The lawsuit sought $50 million in damages, but Nick was never found liable as he never appeared in court. The lawsuit resulted in a default judgment of $36 million, which Nick has not paid and has led to issues with his own estate.
In the end, it’s difficult to say exactly what Nick Gordon’s inheritance from Whitney Houston would have been, if any. The fact that he was not named in her will means that he was not entitled to any specific amount, but there is a possibility that he may have been entitled to a portion of Bobbi Kristina’s inheritance. However, the lawsuit and default judgment against him have likely impacted any potential inheritance.
It’s also important to note that Whitney Houston’s estate is still being managed, and there have been ongoing legal battles over her music and likeness rights. Therefore, even if Nick were entitled to a portion of her estate, the amount may have been tied up in those legal battles for years to come.
Ultimately, the tragic deaths of Bobbi Kristina Brown and Whitney Houston have left many unanswered questions and disputes. The issue of Nick Gordon’s inheritance may never be fully resolved, but hopefully, this article has shed some light on the complicated legal issues surrounding the matter.