When Whitney Houston died on February 11th, her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, stood to receive a massive inheritance: $20 million. There’s just one problem—Bobbi Kristina is the product of a pair of drug addicts, and as we all know, the drug-addled apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree.
TMZ is reporting that Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother and Bobbi’s grandma, is petrified that Bobbi could suffer the same fate as her mother, and she has good reason to believe so.
It’s already been reported that Bobbi has spent time in rehab, almost got caught for underage gambling, got high at her mother’s funeral, and currently, she’s dating her “bad-influence” of an adopted brother, Nick Gordon.
Cissy states that both Nick Gordon and father Bobby Brown are terrible influences on Bobbi Kristina, and she has been spending extensive amounts of time with the two since her mother’s death.
If you’re unaware of Bobby Brown’s deviance then you’ve been living under a rock for the past 30 years, but as for Nick Gordon, I think this photo will satisfy your interest in his influence:
That's a photo that idiot Nick Gordon Tweeted himself before deleting it soon after realizing how 'effin stupid that was.
So, back to that $20 million inheritance.
The trustees of Whitney’s inheritance, Cissy, and Whitney’s sister-in-law, Marion Houston, filed a petition in Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court on Monday, aiming to curb the “distribution schedule” of Bobbi’s inheritance so the multi-platinum singer’s daughter doesn’t drink and drug herself to death.
Kudos to both Cissy and Marion on their efforts to keep their kin safe from the dangers of addiction, but one has to wonder whether or not all of this is just fodder for television ratings. Bobbi Kristina, Nick Gordon and the rest of the Houston clan will be starring on their own reality series for Lifetime, which premiers Oct. 24th.
One can only hope that the reality series won't further the grave consequences of Bobbi's behavior, but, if history serves us correctly, reality shows don't have a great track record for promoting the subject's health (see: Hogan Knows Best, The Jersey Shore, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, and the list goes on and on...).