Bobby Brown Marks First Birthday Since Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death: How He's Been Coping Since the Tragedy

A source spoke exclusively to E! News about the singer

By Holly Passalaqua, Corinne Heller Feb 05, 2016 5:40 PMTags
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Bobby Brown will mark a bittersweet 47th birthday Friday.

It is his first birthday since the death of his and Whitney Houston daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown. She died last July at age 22 after being in a coma for months. She was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub in her Georgia home.

A source told E! News exclusively Bobby plans to celebrate his birthday at home with wife Alicia Etheredge-Brown and their two children, son Cassius, 6, and 6-month-old daughter Bodhi, who was born two weeks before Bobbi Kristina died.

"Bobby will be remembering the wonderful days with the family that is no longer here—Krissi, Whitney and his parents," the source said.

"Under the circumstances, he is doing as good as can be expected," the source added.

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Houston died at age 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel room. Bobbi Kristina was her and Bobby's only child together. He also has three from past relationships.

 "This has been a difficult year," the source told E! News. "When a person goes through something like this it makes you look around and think, 'What the hell is going on?' When you bury your child, it's just really hard—it's not how it's supposed to go."

Watch: See the Late Bobbi Kristina Brown As a Toddler

In October, in an interview with WBLS' Déjà Vu in the Circle of Sisters 2015 media room, Bobby reflected on his loss, saying, "I have another angel to carry me through whatever I have to go through."

"I'm really blessed with my children, and everything that I have to do is about that," he said. "It's about love. I have a lot of love around me, and I have a lot of love that I give."