Bobby Brown is headed to jail. The New Edition singer was sentenced Tuesday to four years of informal probation, an 18 month alcohol treatment program and 55 days in jail in connection with his October 2012 arrest for DUI and driving on a suspended license. At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation for a May 2012 DUI arrest.
He pleaded no contest to the second DUI charge in court on Tuesday. Brown is required to report to jail by March 20. The 44-year-old has not commented. No other details were available.
Brown is the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston. The pair has a daughter together, 20-year-old Bobby Kristina. Brown wed his longtime manager Alicia Etheridge last June after a 2 year engagement. The couple has a 3-year-old son named Cassius.
Whitney Houston left her entire estate to her only child, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. In her last will and testament drafted in 1993, Houston states that Bobbi Kristina should receive all of her money and personal effects, including clothing, jewelry, cars and properties. Houston left nothing to her ex-husband Bobby Brown.
All money will be placed in a trust, which will release a portion of the funds to Bobbi Kristina when she turns 21 and another portion when she turns 25. She can access the balance after her 30th birthday. An amendment to the will in 2004 names Houston’s sister in law Patricia as the executor of the estate. The will was filed in Atlanta on March 7.
Houston was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 11. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office has not determined the official cause of death, but it is widely believed Houston died from a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. She was 48.
Bobby Brown walked out of his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s funeral just 20 minutes into the service in New Jersey.
The New Edition singer joined his former mother-in-law Cissy, his 18-year-old daughter with Houston, Bobbi Kristina, and her cousin Dionne Warwick at the New Hope Baptist Church in the her native Newark to celebrate the life of the late superstar.
But Brown didn’t stay long – he left the memorial soon after it started, before filmmaker Tyler Perry and Houston’s The Bodyguard co-star Kevin Costner took to the podium to each pay tribute to the tragic singer.
A visibly agitated Brown was seen exiting the church with his wife Alicia Etheridge and his son Landon, from a previous relationship.
It is not known why the embattled R&B star left early, although reports earlier this week suggested Brown had almost been banned from attending the memorial by Houston’s family.
Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 after a tumultuous 15-year marriage.
Houston, 48, was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room last Saturday. A cause of death has yet to be determined.
The Los Angeles County Coroner cleared Whitney Houston’s body for release Monday after completing an autopsy and toxicology tests. Funeral plans are reportedly already underway in the singer’s birthplace of Newark, New Jersey. Whigham Funeral Home is said to be handling the arrangements. Sources say the funeral is scheduled for the end of this week.
Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter says it is unclear when Houston’s body will be transported to the funeral home. “The family is making arrangements. I don’t know when the family is going to have her body picked up. But they are making arrangements and sometimes it takes a couple days,” he said.
Houston, 48, was found dead in a bathtub at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Authorities reportedly believe Houston died from a combination of prescription drugs and alcohol. An official cause of death will not be determined until toxicology tests are completed.
The six time Grammy winner leaves behind ex-husband Bobby Brown and their 18-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi Kristina was hospitalized twice over the weekend after her mother’s death. Family members say she was grief stricken and suffering from severe anxiety and stress. Brown arrived in L.A. Sunday night to be with her. “Obviously, the death of her mother is affecting her, however, we will get through this tragedy as a family. Again, I ask for privacy during this time,” Brown said in a statement.
, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unknown.
News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on Sunday’s ceremony. Houston’s longtime mentor Clive Davis was to hold his annual concert and dinner Saturday; it was unclear if it was going to go forward.