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Nick Gordon Photoshopped Bobbi Kristina into his Christmas card

Nick Gordon created a virtual Christmas card featuring the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, who often referred to Nick as her "husband." Just about a year ago Bobbi Kristina posted this sweet image of herself and Nick.

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"I know some of you guys are influenced by the media. But that's my baby girl," he posted the day after Christmas. "Happy Holidays."

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In the image, posted on Nick's Twitter account, the two shown in Santa hats with decorative boxes in Tiffany's Holiday pattern sort of perched on their laps.

On Jan. 31, a little more than a month after posting a holiday photo of herself and Nick, Bobbi Kristina was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub in the Roswell townhouse where she and Gordon were living.  She was hospitalized for months. Although rumors periodically cropped up suggesting she was showing signs of improvement she never regained consciousness.

The family in June announced the decision to move her to hospice care after months of being hospitalized, saying she was “in God’s hands.”

“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” he aunt and legally appointed co-guardian Pat Houston said in a statement then. “We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”

She died at 22 July 26. Despite the show of unity among many family members,  her funeral in Alpharetta became the site of a public family feud. 

Bobbi Kristina was buried Aug. 3 next to her mother Whitney Houston’s grave in New Jersey. It seemed she might never rest in peace, though.

Her court-appointed representative sued Nick, alleging physical violence and financial impropriety.

The suit was filed prior to Bobbi Kristina’s death and amended afterward to include damning allegations. Nick’s legal team lashed out swiftly and filed a motion to dismiss.

“The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless,” a statement on his behalf said. “Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it’s shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly.  Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most.”

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Exactly what caused Bobbi Kristina to die remains a mystery. An initial autopsy found no obvious cause of death but the final report was sealed by court order.

No one has been charged in connection with her death although a woman who worked at the hospice where she died was arrested and faces charges in numerous Georgia counties.

North Carolina authorities last month arrested Taiwo Bolatito Sobamowo, 32, who worked at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth at the time Bobbi Kristina was a patient there, acting on warrants from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. 

In June, prior to Bobbi Kristina’s death, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard  said his office would review the investigation stemming from the medical emergency that sent her to the hospital.

No charges have been filed.



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