Is Bobbi Kristina Brown Dating Her "Adopted Brother"?

Whitney Houston's 19-year-old daughter is dating family friend Nick Gordon -- but they want the world to know they're not actually related!

In addition to her grandmother and aunts and uncles, Bobbi Kristina has someone else to support her as she mourns the death of her mother, Whitney Houston: her boyfriend. And who is the sensitive fellow? Her "big brudder" Nick Gordon, who was considered Houston's adopted son.

The two confirmed their relationship via Twitter. But before jumping to any conclusions, it needs to be clarified that Houston's 19-year-old daughter and her 22-year-old beau are not actually related. 

A source close to Bobbi Kristina, who's the sole beneficiary of her mother's will, tells E! News that the two met when they were much younger. At the time, Gordon expressed his desire to enlist in the armed forces to escape his troubled family situation. When Bobbi mentioned to her mother that she didn't want Gordon to go through with his plans, Houston decided to take in the adolescent boy herself.

According to E!, the source also described Gordon as a "very great" guy who is "very laid-back, smart and very supportive." The source added that Nick became the "man of the house" because Bobby Brown was "never around."

Of course, not everyone is comfortable with the couple's closeness, and many on Twitter have expressed their surprise and disdain over the relationship. But Gordon had some choice words to set the "haters" straight.

"Yea we got a little closer and what!!!… All the haters that dont know us or the real story can't unfollow me. I don't give a f--k," he twittered. "I've proved my loyalty to her and the Houston family. I don't owe any of you anything. Ha I don't even know y'all haters….Some ppl have no lives so they gotta be in ours," he said.

And to make sure people knew he wasn't literally Houston's son, Gordon added: "For the stupid ppl out there she gave birth to 1 child. And she trusted me with EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!…She called me her me "God Son" I swear some ppl in this world act like they don't have a brain…"

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