Since the report yesterday of how Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub in Roswell, Georgia, many have wondered how she arrived at the same situation as her mother who had died in a filled bathtub after an apparent drug overdose.
Some have wondered if it is that she did not want to face another anniversary of her mother's death which hit her hard when it happened while she was still a teenager back in 2012. Others have looked to Bobbi Kristina's husband, Nick Gordon, and wondered if he is to blame.
However, a Bobby Brown family source doesn't want people to get that impression. According to the family member, Nick – who was raised as part of Whitney Houston's family but never formally adopted – didn't get along with members of Houston's family, particularly the late singer's mother, Cissy Houston. But that doesn't make him the bad guy.
The source told PEOPLE magazine;
"He'll be the bad guy again. Nick knew that a lot of the family weren't fans of his; he sort of kept her away from some of her family members because he didn't want [the family] to say bad things about him to [Bobbi Kristina]. It's not exactly his fault."
"Everyone had a preconceived notion about him, and it wasn't always fair. But he didn't do himself any favors. He was disrespectful a lot of the time, always 'f' this and 'f' that, using language that Cissy didn't approve of. To her face. If there's one thing that Cissy doesn't stand for, it's people who swear in front of her."
"I don't want to blame Nick for any drug use, because that's not fair. Bobby was blamed for Whitney's drug use, and that always bothered him. She was a grown woman who made her own choices."
"Krissy makes her own choices, too. No one influences her to do anything she doesn't want to do; she's stubborn just like both of her parents. Nick may not be the best influence on her, but she makes her own choices."
"She said, 'I know how my mother died, and I've learned from her mistakes. She seemed very adamant."
Reports from the police yesterday say they had done a initial sweep for drugs in Bobbi Kristina's home on Saturday, but did not find any signs of drug or alcohol abuse.
Bobbi Kristina, 21, and Nick Gordon went public with their relationship shortly after Whitney Houston died in 2012, and got married in January 2014.