“I’m tired of hearing people say, ‘eww your engaged to your brother or if Whitney was still alive would we be together or would she approve of this,’” Bobbi wrote on her Facebook page.
According to Bobbi, the fact that they’re not blood related cancels all the incestuous insinuations out. Plus, she said Nick was never legally adopted by her iconic mom.
“Let me clear up something, we aren’t even real brother and sister nor is he my adoptive brother. My mom never adopted him,” said Bobbi who’s pretty sure her mother would not have a problem with their romance.
“Mommy was the one who even said that she knew that we were going to start dating. My mom knows me better than any of you. A lot of yall are saying that yall are only saying this all out of love. Which is bull because if that was so, all you would want is for me to be happy,” she reasoned.
Nick and Bobbi first started dating shortly after Whitney died, leaving many to speculate that it was a fleeting romance built on their mutual need for support during a difficult time. However, though there have been ups and downs, the two are now planning to marry.
Even if their relationship is never fully accepted by others, including Cissy Houston who reportedly discouraged the romance, Bobbi said that’s not stopping her from following her heart.
“It’s my own decision who I want to be with,” she said. “My relationship may not be perfect. We will have rough patches, just like every other relationship…You may or may not agree with my relationship. You may or may not respect it. Judge me, go ahead. Your opinions are yours and mine are mine.”
Last year, Bobbi’s aunt Pat Houston said she never took their engagement, rumors of which have been swirling for more than a year, seriously.
“I was never really concerned about the engagement. Her announcing it to everyone, I’m like, ‘Wow. Okay,’” Pat told “Access Hollywood.”
Though everyone seems to have an opinion about the relationship, Bobbi’s doesn’t intend to be influenced by others.
“It is my life and not yours,” she wrote. “The decisions I make have nothing to do with you.”