Whitney Houston`s secret `son` is to get a share of her fortune
The 48-year-old singer - who died two weeks ago - took Nick Gordon into her home in Atlanta, Georgia, when he was a youngster to save him from his troubled background and while she never officially adopted him, she thought of him as her own.
Nick, 22 - who would call Whitney "Mom" - also became like a brother to the `I Will Always Love You` hitmaker`s 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.
And although Whitney - who battled drink and drug addiction - blew most of her fortune, she is believed to have left £20 million and her family say Nick will get a share.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Nick was family, she loved him as much as any mother could love a child. 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."
Following Whitney`s tragic death, Nick took to his twitter page to pay tribute to her.
He wrote: "Rest in peace. Thank you for all your support. The legend will always and forever live on."