Bobby Brown says he locked himself in the bathroom on his wedding day to Whitney Houston because he was 'scared to death'
Bobby Brownspoke about his weddingwith the late Whitney Houstonin his upcoming documentary.
- Brown, 53, said his current wife, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, helped him get over his wedding day "jitters."
Bobby Brown said he was "scared to death" to marry Whitney Houston 30 years ago, but his current wife talked him out of his pre-wedding jitters.
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"My friend was talking to his fiancé and had mentioned that Bob didn't want to come out of the bathroom," Etheredge-Brown said, adding that they went to check on the singer after discovering he got "the jitters."
Brown said he was intoxicated in the bathroom and being his "stubborn little self," EW reported.
"I was in there drinking... smoking... sniffing," Brown said, according to the outlet.
EW reported that Etheredge-Brown convinced Brown to overcome his initial hesitancy.
"Bobby, it's Alicia. Listen, you gotta get out of this bathroom now," Etheredge-Brown said in the clip, EW reported. The outlet continued that Brown told friends he was scared because he wasn't sure Houston loved him, but the couple officially wed on July 18 of that year.
Representatives for Brown did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
Houston and Brown met at the Soul Train Awards in 1989 before welcoming their only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, in March 1993. However, reports of infidelity and drug use hit the media in the mid-2000s, and the couple divorced in 2007.
People reported that Brown married Etheredge-Brown in 2021 after developing a friendship in the 1980s. Their relationship sparked following his divorce from Houston, and the two married in 2012, according to the outlet. They share three children: Cassius, 13, Bodhi, 6, and Hendrix, 5.
In the years following his divorce from Houston, Brown and his family suffered multiple losses.
Houston died in February 2012 after accidentally drowning in her bathtub. Bobbi Kristina passed away in July 2015 after suffering irreversible brain damage during an incident at her Atlanta home months earlier. In November 2020, Brown's son, Bobby Jr., died due to a lethal combination of "alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl."
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