Last month, things between Nick Gordon and the Houston family went from dysfunctional to dangerous when Gordon made lethal threats against the family. Shortly thereafter, Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, got a restraining order for herself against Gordon. Now, it’s been revealed that Pat has persuaded a judge to order Gordon to stay away from the Houston family for the next year.
According to TMZ, a judge has extended Pat’s original restraining order to 12 months and has added her immediate family under the umbrella of protection from Gordon. Under the new restraining order, Gordon can be arrested if he comes within 200 yards of Pat or her immediate family.
Pat’s restraining order comes in the wake of weeks of feuding between Gordon and the Houston family. Last month, Gordon revealed that he’d been feuding with Whitney’s nephew, Gary, and that he’d even gotten into a physical fight with him. Later on, Gordon posted ominous photos of his gun collection on Twitter and named Pat specifically in his threats against the Houston family.
Sources for TMZ claim that Gordon is still bitter over the fact that Pat has control over Whitney’s estate. He also thinks his wife, Bobbi Kristina, was robbed of her proper inheritance.
Whatever the reason, Gordon’s actions were completely out of line and we’re glad that Pat has taken the steps to ensure the family’s safety. However, the psychological damage that’s been dealt to Bobbi Kristina and the Houston family can’t be undone at this point. –nicholas robinson