Red Carpet Interview
Legacy Award – 21st Annual LA Music Awards
Tomi Rae Brown (born Tomi Rae Hynie, May 21, 1969) is an American singer who was a companion of James Brown. Brown is the mother of James Joseph Brown II, born June 11, 2001. In January 2015, a court ruled that Hynie was legally married to Brown, and that she was now Brown’s widow for purposes of determining the distribution of Brown’s estate. The decision was based on the grounds that Hynie’s previous marriage was invalid and that James Brown abandoned his efforts to annul his own marriage to Hynie.