Bobbi Kristina & Nick Gordon Understand That People Are Creeped Out By Their Marriage — UPDATE

Whitney Houston's 20-year-old daughter with Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown, and her now-husband, Nick Gordon, got tons of criticism when they got engaged in October of 2012 and then got married on Jan. 9. If you didn't know, Bobbi and Nick grew up together, with Nick often being referred to as her "brother." Houston took Gordon when he was 12-years-old and was considered part of the family, although he was never legally adopted, and lived with Houston's family throughout his teenage years. Now, Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon gave their first interview since getting married to Extra. Although some found their relationship totally odd, they seem truly happy — and perhaps that's all that matters.

It put a fire in us, Nick says. The critics can say whatever they want to say... it's like we have a force field and that s**t's just bouncing off of it.

(Update Feb. 4, 2015: According to her father Bobby Brown's lawyer, Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon were never legally married.)

Gordon, 24-years old says that he and Bobbi were best friends when Houston asked him to move in during a hard time.

"Me calling [Whitney] mom, this where everybody gets the…," Nick says.

"Brother and sister…," Bobbi says.

"We were young. Krissy looked at me as an older brother, and I looked at her as a little sister," Nick says.

[Houston] just treated me like she gave birth to me. She treated me like a son. Excuse me for saying this… she treated me better than my birth mother. I owe everything to her, Gordon says.

Gordon said things got serious between the two shortly after Houston's tragic death in 2012.

[Houston] made me promise several times to look after Krissy… and, Mom, I will never ever, ever break that promise, Nick says. She wanted this. This is something she wanted to see.

Bobbi also tweeted on Jan. 9 about a mysterious surprise in the works, “BIGGGG things in store guys .. I’m so excited .. We bouta change the world babbbbby! #bringEmOut! #Getready!xO!” Looks like their love is here to stay.