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Actor and singer Woody McClain spent last year’s 4th of July holiday with singer Bobby Brown and his family. McClain, who portrays Bobby in BET’s miniseries The New Edition Story, is pictured right with Bobby, center, and child actor Tyler Williams, left who plays young Bobby.

McClain couldn’t get home to Florida for the holidays, so Bobby insisted he join the Browns for a cook-out at his Los Angeles home.

“I spent 4th of July with him and his family and I got a chance to talk with him and his wife and the whole family is amazing,” Woody tells WENN. “I couldn’t make it home, so he called me over there. He actually asked me if anybody else from the cast was in town and I said, ‘Nope! Everybody left’.

“So I came over and ate all that food by myself! He made ribs. He made chicken, mac n’ cheese, collard greens… He’s really a warm-hearted guy. With the fame and success and the money of course he’s a good, real person. I appreciate Bobby Brown – and he can cook!”

McClain said the “My Prerogative” singer was a constant source of support: “The moment I first felt like Bobby Brown was the moment I first heard “My Prerogative” in the actual outfit with the band behind me, with the ladies screaming and grabbing on me… and then hearing Bobby in the background screaming, ‘That’s Bobby!'”