London: Singing star Whitney Houston`s secret `son`, Nick Gordon, is set to get a share of her 20 million pounds fortune, following her tragic death two weeks ago.
The 48-year-old singer 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, reported Sun online.
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 Houston, who battled drink and drug addiction, blew most of her fortune, she is believed to have left 20 million pounds and her family say Nick will get a share.
"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," a source said.
"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," it added.
Following Houston`s tragic death, Nick took to his twitter page to pay tribute to her.
"Rest in peace. Thank you for all your support. The legend will always and forever live on," he wrote.