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Whitney Houston’s daughter now has access to her inheritance and the family isn’t happy

Whitney Houston’s daughter now has access to her inheritance and the family isn’t happy

Reported By Liku Zelleke

Pop diva Whitney Houston passed away in a Beverly Hills hotel on February 11th, 2012. Since then her family has been having disagreements and that has even led to some legal wrangling.

Now, the ruckus seems to have dragged in Nick Gordon, 24, who was raised by Houston since he was 12 years old and whom she treated like a son.

What first started the most recent trouble was that Gordon and Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, recently got married. While the tabloids had a field day with the marriage, the family was absolutely shocked and angered by it. Bobbi’s grandmother, and Whitney’s mother, even went so far as to label the couple’s dating as being “incestuous”, although she’s refrained from commenting publicly on their relationship now that they are married.

The other family members haven’t been so accepting. The co-executor of Whitney’s estate and her sister-in-law Pat Houston obtained a restraining order against Gordon because she says he has made threatening remarks and even posted pictures of guns.

She took the legal action just weeks after reports that Gordon was violently beaten by one of Whitney’s nephews during a fight at a Houston family function.

More importantly, what seems to have the Houston family up in arms is the fact that Bobbi Krisitina recently turned 21 – the age, according to her mother’s will, when she starts to receive her inheritance. For now, she will only have access to 10% of the estate’s asset, but that is a huge amount when considering the fact that her mother is estimated to be worth something in the range of $12 to $20 million. This makes Bobbi a millionaire in her own rights.

This seems to have made the family nervous on two accounts. First, they are worried whether or not she will be able to handle her new-found wealth. Second, they can’t help but wonder if Gordon’s intentions are honorable – when it comes to the money, that is.

Time will tell.

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