It seems that rumors are circulating that Whitney Houston‘s “secret son” is about to cash in on a share of her $20 million fortune.
The 48-year-old I Will Always Love You singer – whose tragic death two weeks ago shocked the nation – reportedly took Nick Gordon, 22, into her Altlanta, Georgia home when he was a young man in an attempt to save him from a troubled past.
Although Nick was never formally adopted by the singing icon, he referred to her as “mom” and was featured in many intimate family photos with Whitney and her daughter Bobbi Kristina.
”Nick was family, she loved him as much as any mother could love a child,” a source reveals to The Sun newspaper. “If he is not written into her will and everything goes to Bobbi then it will only be because it was written before she took Nick into her family.”
“If that’s the case, Bobbi will make sure Nick is taken care of because it’s what her mom would have wanted and he’s like a brother,” the source adds.
Upon learning of the death of the legendary singer, Nick took to his Twitter page to express his grief.
“Rest in peace,” he wrote. “Thank you for all your support. The legend will always and forever live on.”