Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend has announced plans to hold his own memorial service for Whitney Houston's daughter. In a message posted on Facebook, the 25-year-old revealed that he wanted an intimate service attended by those that were "there for her".

"We will have our own service remembering and honouring Krissi. Only the real family that actually was there for her will attend," he wrote under a post regarding Bobbi Kristina by close friend Mason Whitaker.

The aspiring actress died on 26 July 2015 at Atlanta's Peachtree Christian Hospice, almost six months after she was found unconscious. She was laid to rest beside her mother, who died at The Beverly Hills Hotel, California in 2012.

Gordon is currently facing a $10m (£6.4m) lawsuit filed by Brown's conservator which alleges that he murdered the only child of the late Whitney Houston and r'n'b star Bobby Brown by giving her a "toxic cocktail" of drugs before putting her face down in the bathtub at their Georgia home.

However, no criminal charges have been filed and his legal representatives have branded the claims as "slanderous and meritless".

"The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless. Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly," Gordon's legal team Joe Habachy and Jose Baez said.

"Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most."