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Whitney Houston is still protecting Bobbi Kristina and her fortune

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

The fate of Bobbi Kristina Brown's fortune has already been decided, thanks to Whitney Houston

The fate of Bobbi Kristina Brown's fortune has already been decided, and she had absolutely nothing to do with it — but that's a good thing.

While that might not sound very fair, it actually turns out her mother was protecting her interests all along.

According to Houston's will, a copy of which was obtained by TMZ, the huge estate was put into a trust for Brown and gave her 1/10 of the money when she turned 21. She would have received 1/6 of the rest upon reaching 25, but sadly, she passed away yesterday at just 22.

If Brown had her way, she may have given a large chunk of change to her partner Nick Gordon, who is now under a cloud of suspicion and could be charged with murder if the accusations made in a shocking lawsuit are accurate. But Houston made sure that won't happen, and she laid out exactly who would get what if her daughter died before reaching 25.

The will specifically states that in this case, Cissy Houston — Whitney's mom and Bobbi Kristina's grandmother — and Whitney's brothers Michael and Gary are to receive the remainder of the trust, which works out to 9/10 of the fortune.

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In a stunning twist, Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, was also named as a person to receive a share — but because of the wording of the statement, he will actually be cut out. He is referred to as "my husband, Robert B. Brown," but according to New Jersey law, where the document was drafted, he no longer qualifies because being her husband was an obvious stipulation. The will was drafter prior to their 2007 divorce.

This is certainly the last thing on Bobby's mind today, especially after he had to issue a heartbreaking statement on the death of his daughter.

"Krissy was and is an angel. I am completely numb at this time," he said through his lawyer. "My family must find a way to live with her in spirit and honor her memory. Our loss is unimaginable.

"We thank everyone for the prayers for Krissy and our family as we mourn my baby girl."

The fate of Bobbi Kristina Brown's fortune has already been decided, thanks to Whitney Houston

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