Nick Gordon is the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, though he and Bobbi Kristina refer to him as her “husband.” Since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bath tub, as her mother Whitney Houston had just three years prior, Gordon has been the subject of a criminal investigation and has been highly criticized in the public eye. The Browns and Houstons have stated they feel Gordon is a bad influence on Bobbi Kristina, voicing their concern on social sites in addition to the press. Recently, Gordon sat down with Dr. Phil to discuss Bobbi Kristina’s condition as she remains in a coma. But, the interview turned into an intervention. Read on for all the details on Gordon and his appearance on the Dr. Phil Show.
1. Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Aunt Is Outraged By Gordon’s Appearance on Dr. Phil
After Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bath tub and was admitted to the hospital, her aunt Leolah took to Facebook with some fighting words that many speculate are aimed at Nick Gordon. Leolah wrote:
My niece Bobbi Kriss is painfully suffering because of the neglect and greed that certain ones who on a daily basis maliciously aimed to simply see her where she is today. I, as her aunt and one who TRULY loves her will not sit back and let the sick, sad madness and injustice continue. With the help of almighty God, I intend to expose THE LIARS who pretend to have her back but are yet THE evil doers! Their days are Over with the fakeness! It’s Exposing time!
When hearing that Gordon was appearing on Dr. Phil, Leolah Brown was outraged, posting another message on her Facebook, but this one was directed at Dr. Phil:
With all due respect,
Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobby Kristina Brown.
We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that you or anyone else not provide this individual a platform to spin this situation to his benefit.
If Nick Gordon does not have the courage to speak with my brother Bobby Brown and/or law enforcement about what happened the day my niece’s body was found in a bathtub, he does not deserve to have a platform to speak to anyone of your caliber until this investigation is concluded.
Leolah isn’t the only aunt of Bobbi Kris’ that has serious issues with Gordon. In 2014, Pat Houston, the sister-in-law of Whitney Houston, got a restraining order against Nick Gordon because she said he made threatening comments against her and then posted photos of guns on Twitter, according to TMZ.
2. Gordon Went to Rehab Following the Dr. Phil Intervention
Dr. Phil told Entertainment Tonight:
I went to Atlanta to interview Nick. When I got there the interview became an intervention. It comes time to do the interview. He’s not there. I go knock on his door, and he opens the door and freaks. He starts yelling, screaming.
While talking, Dr. Phil told Gordon that he needed to go to rehab and Gordon admitted that that’s exactly what he need to do. Dr. Phil also reported that Gordon stormed out of their interview, but did end up in rehab afterwards, explaining:
My first consideration is I don’t want him dead. I don’t want him overdosed. I want to save this kid’s life … At this point we do have him in rehab. How long he stays? We’ll see.
3. There Were Several Talks Of Suicide
The official episode synopsis of Gordon’s sit-down with his mother and Dr. Phil reads:
In a national television exclusive, Dr. Phil conducts an emotionally-charged intervention with Nick Gordon, boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of singer Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston. With his mother, Michelle, at his side, Nick expresses to Dr. Phil the mental anguish he says he has been suffering since Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January, as well as from the tragic loss of Whitney Houston three years ago. Why does he say he has not been able to visit Bobbi Kristina, who remains on life support in an Atlanta hospital? And, why does he blame himself for not being able to save Bobbi Kristina or Whitney? Michelle says she fears for her son’s life, as he battles drug and alcohol addiction and has become increasingly self-destructive.
When Gordon sat down with Dr. Phil, he said:
My pain is horrible. My heart hurts. I have panic attacks.
He then went on to tell Dr. Phil that “if anything happens to Krissy,” he will take his own life.
4. Gordon Hates Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s Father
In the interview with Dr. Phil, Gordon breaks down crying and says he hates Bobby Brown, putting blame on Bobbi Kristina’s father. Since Bobbi Kris’ tragedy, Gordon has taken to Twitter to voice his disdain and resentment for Bobby Brown as well. Gordon has not been able to visit Bobbi Kristina because he and her family cannot come to an agreement in terms of visitation.
Leolah Brown has spoken out to defend her brother Bobby to the public on her Facebook page, writing messages like:
With all that has and is happening…NO ONE is in more pain then my brother, Bobby Brown … My niece Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragedy was also NOT done on the Brown’s watch.
5. Dr. Phil Said He Didn’t Believe Gordon Was Sober During His Interview
According to Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil believed that Nick Gordon was not sober during his interview, explaining:
He would go from being able to talk like we’re talking right now to just all of a sudden collapsing and just wailing, and then he would pull out his phone and turn on a Whitney [Houston] song and just start crying. What he’s saying is, ‘Look, I feel a huge amount of guilt here.’
Dr. Phil also stated that Gordon was, “clearly in an altered state of consciousness. I asked him if he was sober, and he said ‘No.'”
In addition, Dr. Phil told Gordon’s mother that if Gordon didn’t get the help he needed within a week, he’d be dead.