Bobby Brown Welcomes A Baby Girl With Wife Alicia Etheredge & The News Is Bittersweet

To say that it's been a difficult year for Bobby Brown and the Houston family would be an understatement. With Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, still in a coma and reportedly not improving while in a Georgia hospice care center, the news that Brown and wife Alicia Etheredge have welcomed a baby girl seems almost bittersweet. Of course, the birth of a new life is always a wonderful cause for celebration, though no doubt Brown's thoughts are still deeply with his older daughter, whose life continues to hang in the balance. But Brown and Etheridge's child's birth is a joyous occasion, and one worth relishing for all its worth.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Etheredge was admitted to Cesars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Friday night and was induced on Saturday, July 11, welcoming their child to the world later that same day. The baby, whose name is not yet known, is the couple's second child, as they're already parents to a 5-year-old son named Cassius. Brown also has four other children, including Bobbi Kristina, from previous relationships.

Brown and Etheredge have been married since 2012, and the pair announced Etheredge's second pregnancy in February, shortly after Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in her Atlanta-area home. These past few months, preceding what is usually a happy occasion, have been immensely difficult for the entire family. During a Brown public appearance in April, he admitted the he was "going through hell" but remained hopeful that Bobbi Kristina's condition would improve. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have happened yet, but that hasn't stopped both the Brown and Houston families from continuing to have hope, as Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston shared in her statement regarding her niece's move to hospice.

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With the arrival of Brown and Etheredge's new daughter, perhaps this new life can grant the family some peace and joy during what is no doubt an incredibly challenging time. While it certainly in no way makes up for the hell they're going through, perhaps it can ease their sadness and provide some amount of comfort, however small.

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