Nick Gordon Denies Hurting Bobbi Kristina Brown on The Dr. Phil Show
04/26/2016 AT 04:45 PM EDT
This summer will mark one year since Bobbi Kristina Brown died after being found unresponsive in her Georgia home. In a new interview with Dr. Phil, her boyfriend Nick Gordon finally opens up about the circumstances surrounding her death and the pending wrongful death lawsuit against him by her family.
"Regardless of what everybody thinks, I made Krissy and Whitney's last few years on earth as happy as they would be," he says in a two-part episode of The Dr. Phil Show airing Thursday and Friday. "I gave them somebody to trust to, to talk to, to be there, someone genuine."
In his sit-down with Dr. Phil, Gordon insists he never abused the late child of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston. "[Bobby] hurt his own daughter, not me," he says. "I was the one there for her while she was dealing with him not being there. He's not a reasonable person so I'm not planning on talking to him and I really don't want to."
Opening up about his and Bobbi Kristina's drug use, Gordon says "it got really bad after [Whitney] passed away. It was unfortunate, but at the time that's kind of the only way we knew how to deal with what had happened."
As for his own stint in rehab after his girlfriend's death, Gordon claims he was taking Xanax and abusing alcohol at the time. "I was drinking so much at the time because I could not deal with what was happening to Krissy. It mentally broke me. That's the lowest point in my life right there."