Whitney, who passed away on February 11, welcomed Nick into her home when he was 12 and raised him as if he were her own son. The late “I’ll Always Love You” singer never officially adopted the boy, but he reportedly referred to Bobbi as his sister, and Bobbi apparently looked up to him as an older brother.
According to TMZ, Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mother, is decidedly not on board with this new relationship, telling a friend, "What they're doing is incestuous." Viewing Nick as a negative influence on Bobbi, she’s reportedly gone so far as to attempt to get him evicted from the Houston family’s Atlanta home.
For his part, Nick told ABC News that he and Bobbi aren’t a couple, explaining, "We're just close — just going through her mom's passing and grieving together."