Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Past Year: Abused, Isolated and Desperate, the Tragic Secrets Whitney Houston’s Daughter Was Hiding

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Past Year: Abused, Isolated and Desperate, the Tragic Secrets Whitney Houston’s Daughter Was Hiding

In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown, left, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of "Sparkle" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Messages of support were being offered Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, as people awaited word on Brown, who authorities say was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub over the weekend in a suburban Atlanta home. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
In this Aug. 16, 2012, file photo, Bobbi Kristina Brown, left, and Nick Gordon attend the Los Angeles premiere of “Sparkle” at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

 

(EOnline) – Three weeks before she was found unconscious in the bath, Bobbi Kristina Brown phoned one of her best friends, Alex Reid.

She was distraught and scared, and was hiding from her live-in boyfriend, Nick Gordon. Her refuge of choice—inside her deceased mother’s closet.

“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her and she was scared,” explains Alex, recalling the conversation with Krissi in an exclusive interview with E! News. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”

This is the first time Bobbi Kristina’s best friend has spoken. California-based Alex would speak to Whitney Houston’s daughter often, sometimes daily. The two girls first met during Grammys week two years ago and immediately bonded.

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