Bobby Brown is taking “every small step” he can toward peace.
The 53-year-old R&B singer revealed that in his dreams he catches a glimpse of his deceased children, daughter Bobbi Kristina and son Bobby Jr.
In the new A&E documentary Biography: Bobby Brown, out May 30, the New Edition bandmate opened up about the tragic death of his two children.
“I always see them on beaches or in fields,” he said in a recent interview with People. “They run away, but they laugh. And they are always together. I didn’t have many dreams about Bobbi Kris before Bobby Jr. died. But then suddenly – floods of dreams.”
Bobbi Kristina died in 2015 at the age of 22 after being placed in a medically induced coma following a drug abuse. Bobbi was also the daughter of the late great singer and actress Whitney Houston, who died of cocaine poisoning and coronary artery disease in 2012.
Bobby Jr. was found dead at his home in 2020. He was 28 years old. Both of Brown’s children, who he explains “both were musicians and loved to sing,” died as a result of drug abuse.
“No family, no father should have to go through that,” the “King of Stage” singer noted, adding that he and his wife Alicia Etheredge have worked hard to speak out about the dangers of substance abuse.
He envisions Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Jr. regularly getting together and happy when he sleeps, saying, “That’s enough for a father to feel like God has her.”
The former New Edition member still struggles with the pain of losing his children. “Their relationship was close. They got into their little fights, but they were tough as thieves,” he said of the couple’s connection as siblings. “I cried, but not the way I want to. I really want to scream and cry to the limit, but it’s just not there.”
Brown is now sober and has undergone therapy. He explained that his other children — Landon, 35, La’Princia, 33, and his three youngest with Etheredge, Cassius, 12, Bodhi, 6, and Hendrix, 5 — help him get through his darkest times.
He previously spoke about the deaths of Bobbi Kristina and Bobby Jr. on an episode of Red Table Talk last year.
“To lose [my son] was very, very unexpected, as was the loss of my daughter,” he said at the time. “He was someone I admired as a young man and how he grew up. He just wanted to be part of something special. His smile when he smiled just brightened up a room.”