Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was never legally married to Nick Gordon. That statement, which the lawyer for Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s father, delivered this afternoon, is a bombshell. “Access Hollywood” got the statement. If true, it means Gordon has no access to Whitney Houston’s estate if Bobbi Kristina doesn’t wake up from her induced coma. But it also suggests a war is on the horizon.
No one knows yet if Bobbi Kristina signed her own last will and testament. She is the sole beneficiary of Whitney’s estate. That means $20 million now, with the possibility over time of royalties that lead up to $100 million. Because Whitney wasn’t a songwriter, she doesn’t have much in the way of songwriting royalties. But some of her records will always sell, whether it’s physical product or digital. And her likeness will have a huge value over time.
The question would be: who is Bobbi Kristina’s next of kin? Is it her father, Bobby Brown? Remember, it’s Bobby’s attorney who jumped right in with the information that Bobbi Kristina and Nick were not married.
Or could Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, raise the issue? She and the Houstons won’t want Bobby Brown whom Whitney divorced, to suddenly reap the benefits of her career. If Bobby Brown decides to fight for Whitney’s estate, will Whitney’s brothers fight him? After all, Pat Houston, wife of brother Gary, is the executor of Whitney’s estate and the singer’s former manager. And Pat has proven to be no pushover. When Whitney died, Cissy was the named executor. But within days, Cissy relinquished that role to Pat.
So hold on, because this could nasty.