Tomi Rae Hynie

Tomi Rae Hynie

Born May 21, 1969

Tomi Rae Hynie is an American singer who was a companion of James Brown. Hynie is the mother of James Joseph Brown II, born June 11, 2001.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Tomi Rae Hynie.


1969 Birth Born in 1969.


1997 28 Years Old 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.


Brown worked as a sound alike Janis Joplin impersonator in Las Vegas, Nevada and as a backup singer in the James Brown Revue. She contributed vocals to James Brown's 2001 song "Killing Is Out, School Is In". … Read More
2003 34 Years Old In August 2003, Brown also demonstrated his intention to annul his marriage to Hynie by taking out a full page notice in Variety Magazine that featured Hynie, James II and himself on vacation at Disney World to announce that he and Hynie were going their separate ways. … Read More
2004 35 Years Old In 2004, the annulment of the marriage between Hynie and Javed Ahmed was granted by Family Court Judge Charlie Segars-Andrews in Charleston, South Carolina, dissolving the marriage on the basis that Hynie did not consummate the marriage with Ahmed and clearing the way for Brown and Hynie to remarry. … Read More
…  On January 11, 2007, lawyers for the Brown estate read his will, and neither Hynie nor her son James II were named as beneficiaries of the estate. … Read More


2014 45 Years Old In May 2014 a South Carolina judge agreed to the request of Hynie's attorney that any DNA test results for her son would be held "confidential." … Read More
2015 46 Years Old …  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. … Read More
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