Bobby Brown gots engaged to his longtime girlfriend Alicia Etheridge. Yes, it’s true. People magazine reported, for concertgoers at Metro Park in Jacksonville, Fla., on Friday, the hottest ticket at the annual Funk Fest wasn’t the performance by ’90s girl group SWV or the line for fruity refreshments as temperatures climbed into the 90s. It was watching singer Bobby Brown propose to his girlfriend of nearly three years, manager Alicia Etheridge.
Etheridge carried the couple’s nearly 1-year-old son, Cassius, to join Brown on stage, where he reportedly got down on one knee and pop the question with a ring.
The crowd erupted in cheers as Etheridge said yes and kissed her husband-to-be.
“We shouted, we screamed,” fan Carol Pearsall told the Florida Times-Union. “We supported him.”
Quipped her husband, Paul, “Hopefully he’ll get it right this time.”
Brown, who recently appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club,” was famously married to songstress Whitney Houston for 15 troubled years. They have a 17-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
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Bobby Brown proposed to his longtime girlfriend of nearly three years, Alicia Etheridge, on stage in Florida over the weekend.
Playing a show at the Funk Fest concert at Jacksonville’s Metro Park on Friday night, according to Florida Times-Union, Brown was joined onstage by Etheridge with their 11-month-old son, Cassius, on hand. He then got on one knee and asked Etheridge, his manager, to marry him.
Speaking to the Florida Times-Union, fans said that the crowd went crazy when Brown popped the question. “We shouted, we screamed,” Carol Pearsall told the paper. “We supported him.” Her husband, Paul, added, “Hopefully he’ll get it right this time.”
Bobby Brown was very infamously married to R&B diva Whitney Houston for 15 years. The two have daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 17. Brown, who appeared on “Celebrity Fit Club,” also has three other children from previous relationships.
While Brown has remained under the radar that last few years, Houston released an album last year, I Look to You. During the publicity tour, she spoke openly about her troubled relationship with Brown. “He was my drug,” Houston, 46, said. “I didn’t do anything without him. I wasn’t getting high by myself. It was me and him together, and we were partners, and that’s what my high was — him. He and I being together, and whatever we did, we did it together. No matter what, we did it together.”
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