Gordon, who died last year, "was the only one there with both situations, with my ex-wife and with my daughter," Brown said on "Red Table Talk."
O'Donnell said on the “Hot Takes & Deep Dives” podcast that she met the late singer and Robyn Crawford at a party, where it was clear the two were a couple.
The novel was adapted into a classic 1995 film of the same title, starring Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston, Loretta Devine and Lela Rochon.
The film, titled “I Wanna Dance with Somebody" will follow the singer's career from obscurity to pop stardom.
"I love that we are all finding creative ways to keep connected and stay together during these times," said the "So Into You" singer.
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Gordon -- who was raised by Brown's mother, singer Whitney Houston -- had been found liable for Brown's 2015 death.