Bobby Brown is a proud family man in a recent photo he shared of his wife and their three children. Looking at the photo, it's hard to imagine he had a turbulent past.
Bobby Brown has come a long way from his troubled past and a recent photo of him and his family is a testament to that. This week the singer shared a photo of his wife and their three children and being a family man suits him.
It’s been decades since fans witnessed Bobby Brown and his bad boy image. He was the toast of 80’s R&B but his success came with a price – a love affair with alcohol, drugs, and violence that led to his destruction. His 14-year marriage to the late Whitney Houston suffered in the process and the couple’s turbulent relationship became news fodder due to periods of infidelity, domestic abuse, and drugs. In 2012, Whitney, who was then his ex-wife, tragically died after she drowned in her hotel bathtub due to cocaine use. Three years later, their daughter suffered the same fate. She was found unconscious in her bathtub and was in a medically-induced coma for months before she died.
Today, Bobby is the picture of a reformed man whose world, apart from his music, revolves around his family. Since cleaning up his life, he married his manager Alicia Etheredge in 2012 and now shares three children with her – Cassius, 9, Bodhi, 3, and Hendrix, 2.
On several occasions, Bobby would share glimpses of his family life as he dotes on his wife and kids. This week, the New Edition singer shared a fresh photo of his family of five enjoying their time together. He didn’t mention where they were but they stood in front a giant-sized inflatable eye. In his caption, Bobby provided bits of details about the photo through the hashtags he used including #FamilyFunDay #TheBrowns and #InsideTheMindofBobbyBrown.
It’s refreshing to see photos of the singer such as this that makes one realize how far he’s gone. This doesn’t mean though that Bobby never looked back at his past. Just this month, he took a trip down memory lane to pay tribute to his best friend and partner in crime who died 37 years ago. Bobby was only 11 when he witnessed Jimmy Flint being stabbed for what he later described as a “stupid reason.” Jimmy died from the stab wounds and Bobby’s life has never been the same ever since. On his friend’s death anniversary, he shared a photo of the young boy and credited him for who he is today.
“Everything that I have experienced has been a lesson that he was always trying to teach me,” Bobby wrote.
It was Jimmy’s death that encouraged Bobby to leave the racist town of Roxbury, Boston for fear that he too would suffer the same fate. A year later, he founded the singing group New Edition and the rest we know.