Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown couldn’t have seemed happier during a trip into the AT&T store in Roswell, Georgia, on Friday, and she even showed off what seemed to be an engagement ring.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 19, is getting through the heartbreak of her mom Whitney Houston‘s tragic death thanks to love from her “adopted” brother, Nick Gordon, 22, to whom she is now believed to be engaged.
An eyewitness told HollywoodLife.com: “Bobbi Kristina and Nick were shopping at AT&T in Roswell earlier today. She seemed pretty happy. She was holding hands with Nicholas and yes, she was wearing a huge engagement ring.”
“They bought the new iPad 3,” the source added.
Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown couldn’t have seemed happier during a trip into the AT&T store in Roswell, Georgia
Another source at the couple’s favorite Starbucks in the area was surprised to learn Nick Gordon is actually Bobbi Kristina’s “adopted” brother, not just her lover.
Earlier reports claimed that Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon are planning a Vegas wedding in the near future.
“I’ve always thought they were a couple,” the Starbucks insider said.
“They are super affectionate.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s first interview since the death of Whitney Houston is set for Sunday, March 11, but members of the 19-year-old’s family have concerns about the timing of the one-on-one chat with Oprah Winfrey.
“There is still no resolution and there has been nothing concrete on the cause of [Whitney Houston’s] death, and they were hoping for that,” a Houston family friend tells People magazine.
“There were members of the family who weren’t keen on [the interview] going down at this time.”
The source says some of Whitney Houston’s close relatives wanted Bobbi Kristina to hold off on speaking publicly this close to her mother’s death.
“There are people who just want her to stay out of the limelight for a while,” says the friend.
“This is a little girl who just needs some time.”
Whitney Houston's close relatives wanted Bobbi Kristina to hold off on speaking publicly this close to her mother's death
The next step for Bobbi Kristina Brown – who currently is spending time with her aunt Patricia Houston and Whitney’s brother Gary Houston – is up in the air.
“She’s so very young and impressionable,” says the source.
“She has to start finding herself as a woman on her own as opposed to defining herself as Whitney’s daughter and Whitney’s support. It’s kind of interesting to see what’s going to happen to her from here on in.”
The source, who says Bobbi Kristina Brown “has definitely wanted to walk in her parents’ footsteps,” and pursue singing and acting, would have a tough act to follow. The source explains that “she will always have to deal with the constant comparison.
“I think she needs to find her own niche,” says the source.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s interview, which also features Oprah Winfrey’s interviews with Patricia and Gary Houston, airs Sunday, March 11 on OWN’s Oprah’s Next Chapter.