Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon has not given up hope of visiting her in hospital. The 24-year-old has reportedly not been able to see Bobbi Kristina since she was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub on 31 January, and has said that he is "desperate" to be with her.
"Nick has been trying, privately, to do everything he can to see Bobbi Kristina cooperatively," his lawyer Randy Kessler told People magazine. "He has respected the family's wishes and for that reason alone has not returned to the hospital and risked a public confrontation.
"But he desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted."
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Nick Gordon has said he is desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina Brown
Nick has been the subject of frequent speculation about his relationship with Bobbi Kristina since she was admitted to hospital in January. However he is keen to demonstrate how much the 21-year-old means to him, and got her name tattooed on his arm on Sunday.
Sharing the picture of his new tattoo on Twitter, Nick also urged his followers to pray for Bobbi Kristina.
"Thank you for all your prayers. She is a strong person and will pull through this. Continue to pray for her," he wrote.
Nick Gordon has got Bobbi Kristina's name tattooed on his arm
Despite being banned from visiting the hospital at the request of Bobbi Kristina's family, Nick previously dismissed wide-spread speculation that he was planning to take legal action to see her.
"In response to reports that Nick Gordon is taking legal action, he would like to make it clear, he is not," a statement issued through legal attorneys read. "Mr Gordon's only concern is the recovery of Bobbi Kristina.
"He remains in constant prayer for his companion and he hopes to be reunited with her soon.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was admitted to hospital on 31 January
"Despite the incredible public interest, we ask and hope that this matter can be resolved privately by Mr Gordon and the family."
Nick was largely raised by Whitney Houston and grew up alongside Bobbi Kristina, although he was never formally adopted. The couple took their romance public following Whitney's death in February 2012, sparking concern among her loved ones.
In early February, father Bobby Brown issued a statement saying that Bobbi Kristina and Nick were not married – as they had led people to believe last year.
Bobbi Kristina continues to fight for her life in an Atlanta hospital, and while her situation remains critical, family sources have denied reports that her "organs are shutting down".