Bobby Brown
Pictured at their baby shower, Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheridge have welcomed a baby girlBobby Brown / Instagram

Bobby Brown and his wife Alicia Ethridge have welcomed a baby girl.

Ethridge was induced at Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles on Saturday, (11 July) TMZ reports.

The couple, who were married in 2012, have a 5-year-old son named Cassius. Brown has six children in all, including Bobbi Kristina, his daughter with late ex-wife Whitney Houston.

With the birth of the new baby, the 46-year-old had a rare cause for joy, after a traumatic six months following the discovery of Bobbi Kristina, face down and unresponsive in the bath tub of her Georgia home.

As doctors lose hope for her recovery, the 22-year-old was transferred to an Atlanta-area hospice care centre where has remained for three weeks to be allowed to pass away naturally.

Despite his personal torment, Brown has been endeavouring to fulfil his professional commitments and was recently seen performing at the Affordable Old School Concert series in Atlanta on Saturday, July 4.

The 46-year-old apologized to the audience as he stumbled through the set and forgot lyrics. In a video taken at the gig, the singer can be heard telling the crowd: "I'm in a different zone."

Reports that his daughter's death is 'imminent' are understandably taking their toll.

A source told TMZ: "She barely has any signs of life, hardly any vitals. Even law enforcement have been called because the families have been told that death is now imminent. They want to make sure photographers don't get pictures of her body being removed."

On July 7, Entertainment Tonight revealed they'd been offered an unlawfully taken image of Bobbi Kristina on her death bed for a price in excess of $100,000.

However, the news show declined the offer, deeming the photo 'unseemly'. Other outlets had a similar response.

Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown responded to the intrusion on her neice's privacy, and the callous attempt to make money from the tragedy, stating that she will seek out the culprit.