Look into Bobby Brown & Wife Alicia Etheredge's 9-Year Marriage Filled with Romantic Vacations & Proud Parenthood
In nine years of marriage, Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheredge have been on multiple vacations and shared beautiful moments. Find out more about the couple's relationship.
Bobby Brown is a famed American singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer. At the height of his career, he frequently collaborated with Teddy Riley and is known as one of the pioneers of new jack swing, which fused hip hop and R&B.
Brown began his music career as a member of the R&B pop group New Edition in 1981. He left the group four years later to start his solo career. He was hugely successful as a solo artist and became critically acclaimed.
Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Etheredge | Photo: instagram.com/aliciaetheredgebrown Getty Images
Besides his musical career, Brown appeared in the films "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate," and "Two Can Play That Game." He returned to New Edition and did a reunion album and tour with them from 1996 to 1997. They had another stint in 2005.
Brown has been married twice in his lifetime. He is currently married to Alicia Etheredge, with whom he tied the knot on June 18, 2012. Before their marriage, the couple welcomed their first child, a son named Cassius, in 2009.
Before welcoming their son, Etheredge and Brown had been partners for two years. They became engaged in May 2010 after he proposed to her while performing at the Funk Fest in Jacksonville, Florida.
Bobby Brown at the Affordable Old School Concert Series at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on July 4, 2015. | Photo: Getty Images
Since getting married, Brown and Etheredge have added two daughters, Bodhi and Hendrix, to their beautiful family. Although the couple only got married nine years ago, they have known each other since they were teenagers.
Brown previously revealed he met Etheredge when he was about 18 years old. They met at a dance place and became friends, then they started hanging out.
Although Brown is famous for his talent as a musician, he was also noted for his bad-boy behavior, womanizing, and drug use.
Since 2008, Etheredge has been working as her husband's manager. Before working for him, she worked for sports and music stars like Magic Johnson and Macy Gray.
Her business knowledge is somewhat a family thing as she comes from a family of business owners. Her brother works in the film industry, while her sister is a hair product line co-founder.
Faith is at the center of Etheredge and Brown's marriage. Although Brown is famous for his talent as a musician, he was also noted for his bad-boy behavior, womanizing, and drug use.
However, he has since turned a new leaf thanks to his faith in God and in no small part to his wife. During an appearance on Essence's "Yes, Girl!" podcast, Brown and his beautiful wife spoke about how faith was at the core of their marriage.
Ward found out Brown was engaged to famed singer Whitney Houston while she was two months pregnant with Bobby Jr.
In his lifetime, Brown has fathered seven children. Besides his three kids with Etheredge, he has four other kids from different relationships and his first marriage.
Brown's older child is Landon, who he shares with Melika Williams. Landon was born in 1986. Brown also had a prolonged on-and-off relationship with Kim Ward, who he met in 1980.
He and Ward welcomed their daughter La'Princia in 1981 and their son Bobby Brown Jr. in 1991. It was in the year of Bobby Jr.'s birth that Brown and Ward ended their 11-year relationship.
The reason for their split was that Ward found out Brown was engaged to famed singer Whitney Houston while she was two months pregnant with Bobby Jr.
After splitting from Ward, Brown married Houston in 1992. Their marriage was contentious and riddled with infidelity claims, drug use, and domestic violence.
The coupls was the center of jokes on television as people made fun of their relationship. Things got worse in 2003 after Brown was charged with battery following a fight with Houston.
Two years after that episode, Brown and Houston appeared in the reality show "Being Bobby Brown." However, their personal lives were scrutinized even further. In September 2006, Houston filed for divorce and it was finalized in April 2007.
During Houston and Brown's marriage, they welcomed a daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, born in 1993. After finalizing their divorce, Houston revealed she began using drugs with Brown and that he was abusive towards her.
Brown's marriage to Etheredge has been devoid of complications.
Houston died on February 11, 2012. Brown could not perform after finding out about her death and excused himself from the stage during a New Edition show.
In his first interview after her death, he told "Today's" Matt Lauer that he still misses her fiercely and that he had 14 beautiful years with her. He also said:
"I can honestly say that -- I love that woman with -- with everything that I am. And I believe she loved me the same way."
Brown also said he never used drugs before meeting Houston, but after trying it for the first time, he became addicted. He expressed his regrets and wished he had done something different to ensure Houston had a longer life.
Meanwhile, Brown's marriage to Etheredge has been devoid of complications. The couple enjoys spending time together and going on various vacations.
Etheredge shared pictures showing their trip to Switzerland for the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Etheredge usually shares pictures of her and her husband's getaways on social media. On April 19, she posted photos showing them relaxing at the beach during a trip to Belize.
One snapshot showed the sweet couple cuddling as they posed. Etheredge wore a red swimsuit and rocked curly hair and dark shades. Meanwhile, Brown wore a white T-shirt paired with a matching "Red Table Talk" face cap.
Some of the photos in the post also showed their three children, Cassius, Bodhi, and Hendrix, having fun during the vacation.
In July, Etheredge shared pictures showing their trip to Switzerland for the Montreux Jazz Festival. The photos showed the couple with friends as they explored the beautiful Swiss scenery. In August, Etheredge shared a short clip of her and Brown making goofy faces during a Las Vegas trip.
Ehtheredge also shares a close bond with Brown's other children.
Last month, the couple returned to Switzerland and Etheredge shared a video of them exploring the beautiful view of the city. Brown wore a gray sweatshirt and a black face cap and carried a backpack. Etheredge wore a black print T-shirt, dark shades, and a black hat. She captioned the post:
"Traveling duo Switzerland babes."
Besides sharing their vacation pictures and videos, Etheredge also posts snapshots of their special family moments. In April, she shared some photos of them posing with their children during Easter celebrations.
In May, she celebrated Mother's Day with recent and throwback pictures of her mom, step-mom, mother-in-law, grandmothers, great-grandmas, sisters, and step-daughter. In the post's caption, she paid tribute to them and wished them and all mothers in the world a Happy Mother's Day.
On June 12, Brown and Etheredge's son, Cassius, graduated from sixth grade and the proud parents were there to make the day extra special for him. Etheredge shared pictures from the graduations and paid tribute to her son in the post's caption by writing:
" blessings everyday we watch you grow into an amazing intelligent and kind human #yourock."
Etheredge also shares a close bond with Brown's other children and showed this when she celebrated La'Princia's wedding. She posted pictures from the nuptials and congratulated La'Princia, who she calls her bonus daughter.
Brown's marriage to the late Whitney Houston was filled with many controversies, but he has found his special one in Etheredge, with whom he continues to make and enjoy special moments.