R&B singer Bobby Brown shares a grown son, Logan, with Carl Anthony Payne II's wife Malika.
Landon Brown grew up as the son of R&B megastar Bobby Brown, and the stepson of both actor Carl Anthony Payne II, best known for the sitcoms "Martin" and "The Cosby Show.", and pop icon Whitney Houston.
Raised between the two blended families, Logan is particularly close to his siblings, the Payne and the Brown kids.
When Whitney passed away on February 11, 2012, Landon's first concern was for his sister Bobbie Kristina
Bobby Brown at the premiere of "The Bobby Brown Story" in Atlanta in 2018 | Source: Getty Images
BOBBY BROWN'S FIRST CHILD
Little Landon was born as the result of a love affair with singer Bobby Brown when both he and Melika were just 17.
The couple split up when Landon was two years old, but his parents remained on friendly terms, and although his mother had primary custody, Brown was an attentive and very present dad.
Landon Brown, Bobby Brown Jr., and Bobby Brown at the premiere of "The Bobby Brown Story" in 2018 in Hollywood | Source: Getty Images
GROWING UP IN A FAMOUS FAMILY
Brown, who was famously married to pop diva Whitney Houston has 7 children, of which 33-year-old Landon is the oldest. On his mother's side, Landon has two brothers whom she shares with Carl - Carl Jr, and Malek.
REMEMBERING HIS CHILDHOOD
Though they were teen parents, Melika and Brown were dedicated to their son. The singer frequently took Landon with him on trips around the world. Among his fondest memories, London lists spending his 7th birthday in Japan with Brown.
Whitney Houston with Bobby Brown at "Whitney Houston''s All-Star Holiday Gala" in New York in 1999 | Source: Getty Images
MARRIAGE TO WHITNEY HOUSTON
Whitney and Brown's marriage ended in after 15 years of alleged domestic violence, infidelity, and drug use, but Landon remained close to his stepmother, and his sister, Bobbi Kristina. Landon sought to protect his sister from the hangers-on he thought were influencing her negatively.
WHITNEY HOUSTON'S DEATH
When Whitney passed away on February 11, 2012, Landon's first concern was for his sister Bobbie Kristina, then 19, whom he felt might be surrounded by "the wrong people" who would take advantage of her vulnerable state.
Landon didn't like Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, whom he described bitterly as:
"A leach, a tag-along, a weak individual who can't do for himself."
Whitney Houston daughter and Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala in Beverley Hills, a year before her death | Source: Getty Images
LOSING A SISTER
According to Landon, Gordon was a school friend who first showed romantic interest in Bobbi Kristina after she inherited her mother's massive estate. He avoided talking about Gordon to his sister, whom he blames for encouraging her to consume drugs.
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon at the "Sparkle" premiere in Hollywood in 2012 | Source: Getty Images
In January 2015, in a bizarre reprisal of Whitney Houston's death, Bobbi Kristina drowned in her bathtub and was found by Gordon who called 911. Bobbi Kristina was alive but severely brain-damaged.
Six months later, Bobbi Kristina, whom the doctors declared to be irrevocably brain damaged, passed away. Landon, who was at the hospital by his sister's side for the entire ordeal believed that she would recover.
Bobbi Kristina at a Withney Houston concert held at the Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy in 2010 | Source: Getty Images
"I'd want him .[Nick Gordon] to tell me more, I'd want to see his eyes, 'Look me in the eyes (...) because I will know right away if you are lying to me.'"
NICK GORDON'S DEATH
LANDON BROWN FOLLOWS IN DAD'S FOOTSTEPS
Landon, who is the father to a young daughter, and an attentive older brother to his father's surviving 5 children, and to his two brothers by Melika and Carl, has followed in his famous father's footsteps.
He is a gifted singer/ songwriter as well as an actor and assistant director who worked on several projects, including "The Nightmare Pill", "Post Script," and the TV show "Rock the Cradle".
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