Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown, who broke the news of their quasi-incestuous relationship to close friends during an awkward barbecue last week, according to TMZ.
When announcing big life changes to your friends -- say, that you and your adoptive brother are shackin' up barely a month after the death of y'all's mother -- location is key. Gathering a few of your closest friends at a good restaurant is a popular choice, but such a venue can be a bit public for the whole We're-(Kind-of)-Getting-Incestutous! thing. Inviting them to your house would appear to be a good alternative, but when you're a big celebrity, having that many cars parked outside your house can draw unwanted attention.
So Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon chose a barbecue. Festive, but not public. Intimate, but not so intimate that you have nowhere to run and hide when things get weird.
TMZ reported last week that Bobbi Kristina invited her closest friends to a barbecue to tell them all that she and Nick Gordon, who Whitney Houston unofficially took in as a son about a decade ago at the urging of Bobbi Kris, were dating.
No one believed it until the two kissed in front of everyone, TMZ claimed a source said.
One person apparently tried to pull the You guys are acting weird 'cause of Whitney's death card, but Nick and B.K. weren't having any of it. They both brushed off that notion, TMZ said.
The barbecue then apparently got weird, and everyone just tried to change the subject, according to TMZ.
Of course, this was not the first time someone expressed disapproval of the relationship. The tabloids have taken shots at the two from all angles, with the National Enquirer even calling Nick Whitney's drug dealer, although inside they admited that he would merely buy her weed occasionally, but didn't profit from the exchanges.
Cissy Houston, Whitney's mother and Bobbi Kristina Brown's grandmother, put it more bluntly: What they're doing is incestuous.