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Tomi Rae Hynie's relationship with James Brown ended when James Brown died on December 25, 2006. They had been married for 6.1 years. Tomi Rae Hynie is currently available.

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Tomi Rae Hynie

Music - Singer

Why Famous: Girlfriend of James Brown

Age: 49 (b. 5/21/1969)

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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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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 2001 6.1 years
    Separated 2/2004 --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Deceased 12/25/2006 --
 Total6.1 years*

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Name Born Age Gender Type
James Joseph Brown II06/11/200117 yrs.MaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Tomi Rae Hynie and James Brown meet?

Tomi met James while working as one of his background singers in the James Brown Revue.

Why did Tomi Rae Hynie and James Brown break up?

James was hurt because Tomi had concealed her ongoing marriage to her first husband which was not officially annulled until April 2004.

Other Relationship Information about Tomi Rae Hynie and James Brown:

Much controversy surrounds Hynie's December 2001 "marriage" to James Brown.According to Brown's longtime attorney, Albert "Buddy" Dallas, the marriage between Brown and Hynie was invalid because Hynie was married at that time to Javed Ahmed, a Pakistani whom Hynie claimed married her for a "green card" in an immigration fraud. Although Hynie stated that her marriage to Javed Ahmed was later annulled, the annulment for Hynie's 1997 marriage to Ahmed did not occur until April 2004. In an interview on CNN with Larry King, Hynie produced a 2001 marriage certificate as proof of her marriage to James Brown, but she did not provide King with court records pointing to an annulment of her marriage to him or to Ahmed.

James wanted the paternity of James Brown II to be proven. As a result, Tomi chose a guardian ad litem to represent James II in this paternity case.

They sang a duet of "You've Got What It Takes" at their wedding.

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Classic Quotes by Tomi Rae Hynie and James Brown about their relationship:

"Our life together is decidedly unsensational. We're simple people, homebodies who like to work hard and have fun together. We love each other very much. It's not about age, or money, or race, or professional status. We don't choose who we love; we love who we choose. I choose to love him, and we have vowed not to let the press destroy that. James is a good man and a good husband, even if every once in a while it becomes a rough ride. I thank God He has given me the strength to hang on and to make this work." Tomi Rae Hynie

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