(EOnline) – Three weeks before she was found unconscious in the bath, Bobbi Kristina Brown phoned one of her best friends, Alex Reid.
She was distraught and scared, and was hiding from her live-in boyfriend, Nick Gordon. Her refuge of choice—inside her deceased mother’s closet.
“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her and she was scared,” explains Alex, recalling the conversation with Krissi in an exclusive interview with E! News. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”
This is the first time Bobbi Kristina’s best friend has spoken. California-based Alex would speak to Whitney Houston’s daughter often, sometimes daily. The two girls first met during Grammys week two years ago and immediately bonded.