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James Brown has been divorced from Deidre Jenkins since January 10, 1981. They had been married for 10.2 years. James Brown is now deceased.

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James Brown

Music - Singer

Why Famous: The Godfather of Soul

Age: 73 (5/3/1933 - 12/25/2006)

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Deidre Jenkins

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Ex spouse of James Brown

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 10/22/1970 10.2 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 1/10/1981 --
 Total11.1 years*

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Deanna Crisp Brown ThomasN/AFemaleBiological
Yamma Noyola Brown LumarN/AFemaleBiological

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Where and/or how did James Brown and Deidre Jenkins meet?

They met in 1966 while he was on tour in Maryland.

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Other Relationship Information about James Brown and Deidre Jenkins:

They were married on a probate judge's front porch in Barnwell.

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Classic Quotes by James Brown and Deidre Jenkins about their relationship:

"It wasn't one of those love-at-first-sight things. We met several times, and things just grew from there." James Brown
"She was a very good woman and we had a lot of good years together, but she did not want a man who was in the entertainment business." James Brown

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