Dangerous Liaison: Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend tweets pic of himself brandishing a gun
11:50 GMT, 19 September 2012
In the wake of the sudden and tragic death of her mother Whitney Houston earlier this year, family worried about Bobbi Kristina Brown, particularly after her relationship with Nick Gordon was revealed.
And now fears for the 19-year-old and concerns over the suitability of Nick as her boyfriend, will be heightened after a picture of him brandishing a gun has emerged.
In the snap Gordon,22 is seen holding the firearm up to his face while driving a car using the other hand.
Tough guy: Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend Nick Gordon has been snapped carrying what looks like a gun while in a car
While his face is obscured by the gun a tattoo on his forearm, a Chinese symbol, can be clearly seen identifying him in the snap.
It is not clear from the image if the fun is real, or if it is a replica, but the photo certainly has a shock factor regardless.
The snap which emerged on Twitter has since been taken down and Bobbi's account has become private.
A spokesperson for Bobbi refused to comment on the picture but told MailOnline that 'Nick is not her boyfriend.'
Action packed: Bobbi Kristina and Nick have been enjoying a holiday in Hawaii
On hand to help: Nick was seen carrying his girlfriend to a boat while the pair shot scenes for their new reality documentary
Bobbi and Nick are currently filming their own reality TV show while they enjoy a vacation in Hawaii.
The pair have been busy shooting beach scenes for the show ahead of the October 17 premiere of docu-series The Houstons: On Our Own.
Bobbi and Nick lived together as siblings for more than a decade before Whitney's death, with 22-year-old Nick considered to be the superstar's unofficial adopted son.
She took him into her home when he was just 12 after his father went to prison and his mother was unable to take care of him.
Carrying on: The pair have found comfort in the other in the wake of Whitney Houston's death
However, following Whitney's death in February – having died at the age of 48 due to an accidental drowning complicated by heart disease and cocaine use – the controversial pair grew closer.
Thrilled with their holiday, Bobbi tweeted on her return: 'Home from Hawaii!! The trip was great! 🙂 so beautiful, cleansing, anointing & incredibly spiritual. Mom I feel you all over! IloveuALWAYS!'
As well as Bobbi, the Lifetime show will feature Whitney's sister-in-law and manager Pat Houston, Pat's daughter Rayah, Whitney's brother Gary, and mother, Grammy Award-winning singer Cissy.
Soaking up the sunshine: The 19-year-old has been enjoying a holiday with Nick and showed off her shape in a pretty blue bikini
It has been reported the main storyline will follow: 'Pat and Gary as they take on their greatest challenge, supporting and guiding Bobbi Kristina as she faces the world alone.'
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