Bobby Brown and his wife, Alicia Etheredge, have welcomed their third child together — a healthy baby girl! And while the proud parents are undoubtedly thrilled, the happy news comes almost exactly one year after Bobby’s other daughter, Bobbi Kristina’s, tragic death.
Bobby Brown, 47, announced on July 21 that he’s now a dad for the seventh time! The New Edition singer shared the happy news with his Instagram followers by posting a pic of himself smiling with the caption, “Just had a baby girl 10 pounds.” This is his third child and also third daughter with wife Alicia Etheredge — SO cute!
But while this is certainly an exciting time for the newly expanded family, Bobby only lost his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, one year ago after she was found unconscious in a bathtub. The 22-year-old, who was also the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, ended up passing away on July 26.
Autopsy results released in March of this year revealed that Krissi, as her family called her, died from drowning and drug intoxication. “I wish I could have saved her,” Bobby told Us magazine in June. The former boybander also broke down about Bobbi during an interview with 20/20 that same month, telling Robin Roberts, “The hardest thing I had to do in my life was tell my daughter to let go,” he said. “My baby’s gone. I thank God I’m still here.”
And just last month in June, HollywoodLife.com reported that at the 2016 BET Awards, Bobby completely lost it and broke down in tears backstage over losing Bobbi before he made his on-stage appearance. “Bobby’s team had to force him, literally push him on stage to present an award but all that was on his mind was Bobby Kristina and Whitney,” an insider revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “He was sobbing saying ‘I miss Krissi and Whitney, I can’t do this.’”
We can only imagine the kind of pain Bobby has gone through in the past year, and now that the one-year anniversary of Bobbi’s death is only days away, those heartbreaking emotions are most likely flooding back to him. But welcoming a baby into the world is also an exciting time — we wish Bobby and Alicia all the best with their family!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — can you believe Bobbi Kristina died one year ago? Are you happy that Bobby and Alicia have welcomed a healthy baby into the world?