Nick Gordon Doing 'Bad' After Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death, Says Brother
By Antoinette Bueno
Nick Gordon is obviously not doing so well after the death of his girlfriend, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobbi Brown died on Sunday at a hospice in Duluth, Georgia, nearly six months after being found unconscious in a bathtub.
ET spoke to Nick's younger brother, Junior Walker, on Monday, who said that the embattled 25-year-old was doing "bad." However, he denied reports that Nick is on suicide watch, calling the reports "bulls**t stories."
"We're all hurt right now trying to figure out how to cope through everything," Junior said. "This whole year has not been easy at all."
Junior said he's known Bobbi and Whitney for 12 years, and was actually the one who introduced Nick to Bobbi Kristina. He said he lived with Nick, Bobbi Kristina and her friends Mason Whitaker and Max Lomas -- Max was the one who found Bobbi Kristina unresponsive in the bathtub -- before moving out two months prior to the Jan. 31 incident.
On Saturday, Junior posted a picture of Nick and him FaceTiming one other on Facebook, in which Nick appeared to be in good spirits. "Just had a great talk with my big bro Nick Gordon, spent the last two hours on FaceTime choppin it up, he always knows how to make me laugh," Junior wrote.
Nick is currently facing a civil lawsuit filed by Bobbi Kristina's conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, alleging that he physically abused the late Bobbi Kristina, and stole thousands of dollars from her. The lawsuit also claims that Bobbi Kristina set up a meeting with an unnamed person on Jan. 31 to discuss that Nick was "not the man she thought he was," and was later found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31, "face down, with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out."
No criminal charges have been filed against Nick. In June, ET learned that Nick has been assembling a very well-known legal team, including famous attorney Jose Baez --- who's best-known for serving as the lead defense attorney for Casey Anthony. Anthony was found not guilty of the first degree murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, in 2011.
Meanwhile, a family source told ET that Bobbi Kristina will be given a funeral service this week in Atlanta, Georgia, after which her body will be flown to New Jersey where she will be buried alongside her mother.