Orlando Brown Fans Celebrate His Sobriety

The 33-year-old actor reportedly received treatment for his substance abuse at a Texas church. He was recently seen thanking everyone who aided his recovery.

Orlando Brown during New York Premiere of Disney's "The Cheetah Girls"

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Orlando Brown during New York Premiere of Disney's "The Cheetah Girls"

Orlando Brown is looking much healthier and a whole lot happier these days. 

Resurfaced footage shows the 33-year-old actor giving a quick speech at Rise Church in Abilene, Texas, where he reportedly enrolled in a six-month recovery program for addiction. According to the Houston Chronicle, Brown graduated from the in-patient program in November 2020, shortly after he tied the knot with Danielle Brown.

“My fiancée told me about this place, and when I came, it was amazing,” he said during a fundraiser event for the program last year. “I had a blast. These brothers accepted me for who I am … All the leaders are brilliant, they’re geniuses, and they’re men of god.”

The That’s So Raven star endured a very public battle with both substance abuse and mental health issues. Beginning in 2016, Brown faced a number of legal troubles stemming from drug possession, domestic violence, as well as resisting arrest. His hardships were underscored in a 2018 appearance on Dr. Phil, where he a made a number of unsettling statements, including claims that the late Michael Jackson was his father. 

Brown reportedly entered the faith-based recovery program at the request of Danielle, with whom he shares a 2-year-old child. He spoke about his experience in a September 2020 interview with the Christian Post, when he described the process as nothing short of “great.”

“I can tell you that I’m OK. I’m alive,” he said. “I was in an unsafe position and it has been shaky but at the end of the day all I can tell you is I’m OK and I’m graduating and I will be getting married.”

Brown’s highlighted his journey in the official video for “Smiled on Me,” a gospel hip-hop track that was released earlier this year.

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Earlier this week, recent photos of Brown and his family began circulating on social media. The actor is seen smiling ear-to-ear while posing with Danielle and their son.

The photos have inspired countless fans to show their support for Brown on social media; the bulk of the posts congratulated the actor for turning his life around and thriving in sobriety.

You can read some of the celebratory messages below. 

Even if no one else notices, I’m really proud of Orlando Brown. He overcame his addiction and really turned his life around. ✨🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/9e1MwNwtWl

— DEMI ♎️ (@truepyt) October 7, 2021

I am so beyond glad to see one of my favorite childhood actors Orlando Brown HEALTHY,HAPPY & SOBER & pray GOD Continues to bless him & his family 🙏🏿❤️ pic.twitter.com/063Uxwopdc

— 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙮🚫𝙛𝙛𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙣 (@Play0ffBron) October 7, 2021

Y'all had me nervous at first lol, but I'm so glad to know Orlando Brown is doing well and has changed his life around‼️

Thank God. 🙏🏽

He will forever be Tiger to me. pic.twitter.com/7DVsfUDUt9

— Tina (@Tina77715956) October 7, 2021

Salute to Orlando Brown man dude legit turned his life around and has a beautiful family…we see you King 👑 pic.twitter.com/XB9sSADQUC

— Black Ghost ♊ (@theinfinitypoet) October 7, 2021

Orlando Brown and Steve O are inspirational tbh. You can climb out of any hole no matter how deep. pic.twitter.com/Ik0H2FwyGa

— 👑MBODAME👑 (@dvme_WillBarYou) October 7, 2021

Don’t know if anybody has been talking about it on here but s/o to Orlando Brown for beating drug addiction and looking like himself again! pic.twitter.com/UZUpPdmjD4

— Kiid Chris (@KiidxChris) October 7, 2021

I saw Orlando Brown trending & I’m glad it’s all good and he’s still doing well in a better place than he was pic.twitter.com/dm5eYAm6Qp

— TheBlkMusashi (@Halftym3) October 7, 2021

Love to see it! A lot of people was making fun out of him when he really needed help. He was crying out for help right In front of our eyes, BUT GOD! God can bring you from your lowest to your highest. A rock at the bottom, I’m happy for Orlando Brown 💪🏾 https://t.co/NmYvmZHuq6

— LANDO M.Ed (@LandoSoReal) October 7, 2021

From someone who admittedly laughed at some of Orlando Brown's bad videos, I should be the first to congratulate him on getting his life back in order. Ive got to be better. Seeing people in pain and struggling should never be entertaining.

— RyanH. (@alms4thepoor) October 7, 2021

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