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Former New Edition and solo star Bobby Brown is expecting a new baby with his girlfriend, Alicia Etheridge, and yes, he's making the most predictable joke in the world:

"I'm really excited about my new addition to my family," he tells People.

Get it? New addition? Shame on you for stealing our headline idea, Mr. Brown.

The child will be the first for the couple and Brown's fifth. He has a daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 15, with ex-wife Whitney Houston, and three children, Landon, LaPrincia and Bobby Jr., from previous relationships. Brown, who turns 40 on Thursday, has been dating Etheridge since 2007.

"We're excited because he's in a good place — he's sober and he's very happy," says Brown's attorney Phaedra Parks. "And I'm happy for Alicia and Bobby as well."