It’s definitely his prerogative, so Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of Whitney Houston, and former Roxbury native, made headlines last week by marrying his music manager, Alicia Etheridge. Etheridge and Brown have been together since 2007, and got engaged in May of 2010, have one child together, Cassius, who was born on May 30, 2009.
The nuptials took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, just one day after Brown performed with his band, New Edition, on the big island last weekend. The 43 year old R&B star included some of his older children, Landon, 23, La’Princia, 22, and Bobby Jr., 19, as well as Cassius, 3, in the ceremony. Bobbi Kristina, his only child with Whitney Houston, was not present, as rumor has it she and her father are not presently on speaking terms.
The groom went casual in a crimson suit and Adidas sneakers that matched Cassius, who was the ring bearer. Brown was married to Whitney Houston for 14 tumultuous years and divorced in 2007. Houston passed away earlier this year from an accidental drowning. This is Brown’s second marriage and Etheridge’s first.
It is assumed that Brown both did not seek permission and made his own decision in regards to the matter.