Bobbi Kristina Brown’s turbulent life and its many mysteries
In the days since news broke that the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, was found face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home, the world is realizing how little it knows about her, her family and friends, and her condition.
News outlets reported she was married to Nick Gordon — the orphan Houston took in as a teenager, but never formally adopted. Yet, Brown’s lawyer released a statement saying that Bobbi Kristina and Gordon were never married. Gordon has not spoken publicly since Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized.
On Thursday, Brown released a statement challenging reports by People and TMZ that family gathered at Emory University Hospital to say goodbye to Bobbi Kristina.
“If we issued a statement every time the media published a false report regarding this matter, that’s all we would be doing 24 hours a day,” Brown said in a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This is false, just as is the vast majority of the other reporting that is currently taking place.”
Bobbi Kristina, 21, remains the shared something Houston and Brown had in common — the lasting link that tied them together even after their demons, namely drug addiction, tore them apart. And now her loved ones appear to be trapped in a holding pattern.
TMZ reported Thursday that doctors advised Brown to remove Bobbi Kristina’s life support — but that he doesn’t want to do so until after the weekend. Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically induced coma since a friend, Maxwell Byron Lomas, discovered her on Jan. 31 and called 911, and Gordon attempted to resuscitate her.
“He immediately pulled her from the water and called 911 as well as alerting other people in the house,” Lomas’s attorney, Philip Holloway, told the Associated Press. “He did whatever he could do to assist in resuscitative measures until first responders arrived.”
Lomas is no stranger to law enforcement. He was arrested Jan. 14 on drug and weapons charges to which he pleaded not guilty, according to My Fox Atlanta. Law enforcement reportedly found no drugs “out in the open” when they responded to the emergency call on Jan. 31. But TMZ reported that police returned and, during a more thorough search, found drugs.
Or not. Roswell police spokesman Lisa Holland told The Urban Daily, “We have not returned to the house since the incident, and we will not be making any further statements about this rescue call.”
Though still not completely clear, the circumstances of Bobbi Kristina’s hospitalization are eerily similar to her mother’s death on Feb. 11, 2012, at age 48. Houston was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton. Authorities ruled that Houston drowned, with cocaine and heart disease playing a factor in her death ahead of the Grammys.
Bobbi Kristina Brown hospitalized
Found Face Down in Bathtub Drug Search Completed
Bobbi Kristina was face down in the bathtub when she was found this morning, and police searched her home for drugs ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us when Nick Gordon and a friend found Bobbi Kristina she was on her stomach, and there was water in the tub. It's unclear how full the tub was, but we're told it was enough water for a bath.
The significance, of course, is that Whitney Houston died with drugs in her system ... while taking a bath 3 years ago at the Beverly Hilton.
We've also learned police executed a search warrant on the home this afternoon, and we're told no drugs were found.