Bobbi Kristina Brown’s distraught boyfriend, Nick Gordon, made a shockingly emotional secret pilgrimage to adorn her nondescript grave with flowers – and The National ENQUIRER was there to bear witness to it all.
In a stunning series of world exclusive photos, a weeping Gordon can be seen breaking down, completely overcome with grief at the Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, N.J., on Aug. 17.
Afterward, back in Florida, he explained to a close friend “why I did it!”
“Nick went there to face his demons. He needed closure,” a pal told The ENQUIRER about why Gordon made the gravesite visit.
“He knew he had to make the journey to the grave to say goodbye – particularly after he was banned for six months from visiting her in the hospital or paying his final respects to her in the hospice.
“He said he begged her family to attend her funeral in Atlanta, but was denied from going there, too.”
Gordon – who calls himself Bobbi Kristina’s “husband” – left his Florida home and arrived in New Jersey to visit his late girlfriend’s final resting spot.
An ENQUIRER reporter observed from a distance as the incredible scene unfolded, watching Gordon place flowers and pictures at Bobbi Kristina’s barren, dirt-covered and unmarked grave.
Accused of greed and betrayal, Gordon had been barred from visiting the comatose Bobbi Kristina at the hospital or at the hospice where she spent her sad final days, or even attending her funeral under orders from her distraught father, Bobby Brown.
The last time Gordon saw his lover was Jan. 31, when she was found unresponsive and face down in a chilly, water-filled bathtub at the Roswell, Ga., townhouse the couple shared.
The young woman never awoke from her coma, and died on July 26 at a Georgia hospice.
She was buried alongside her mother, music superstar Whitney Houston, on Aug. 3. According to a cemetery eyewitness, Gordon arrived at 6:30 p.m. to pay final respects to the aspiring singer whose family has since accused him in a civil lawsuit of causing her untimely death.
In addition, Gordon remains under investigation by the Fulton County [Ga.] District Attorney’s Office, which is currently conducting a intense homicide investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s mysterious death, which bore strikingly bizarre similarities to Whitney’s stunning death by drowning in 2012.
“The cemetery was eerily empty,” the eyewitness told The ENQUIRER. “A white Ford Fusion sedan suddenly drove through the open gates and down a lane in the cemetery and parked near Bobbi Kristina’s grave.
“Nick silently came out of the car clutching two bouquets of short-stemmed roses, one pink and the other red, as well as several pictures of himself with Krissi.
“He was decked out in a dark blue polo shirt and form-fitting blue jeans, and he was wearing sunglasses. On his forearm, you could see a tattoo that read ‘Bobbi Kristina,’” the spy added.
“He appeared to stand frozen at her grave for a few minutes. The silence was deafening. Then he knelt down and softly said a few words to himself. It looked like he started to cry behind his sunglasses.
“In an emotional collapse, he then broke down and stretched out his body on the length of the grave,” the witness said.
“He was obviously haunted by the enormity of being in Bobbi Kristina’s presence.”
After brooding for about 15 minutes, Gordon removed his sunglasses and heartbreakingly wiped away tears before leaving.
“He stood in front of Whitney and Bobbi Kristina’s graves for a few moments in silence before he returned to the car,” said the eyewitness. “He never looked back.”
Gordon did go back to social media the next day. After he went back to Florida, where he lives with his mother, he tweeted: “I’m so happy/blessed that I had [Bobbi Kristina] in my life. I will always & forever love you. I look at our pics sometimes. It makes me smile, sometimes I cry #happymemories.”