James Brown, 70, separates from 30-something wife Tomi Rea Brown. They have a two-year-old:
- “Godfather of Soul” James Brown has announced his breakup from his wife, Tomi Rea Brown, with a full-page ad in the show-business trade newspaper Variety.
In the July 21-27 weekly edition of the paper, the ad features a photo of the couple and their now 2-year-old son, James Joseph Brown II, smiling at Walt Disney World while posing with the costumed character Goofy.
Above the photo, a statement said that because of their “heavy, demanding tour schedule, they have decided to go their separate ways. There are no hard feelings, just a mutual show business decision made by both parties.”
The couple, who married in December 2001, added that they decided to break up “with love and affection.” Tomi Rea is one of Brown’s background singers. [AP]
They apparently misplaced the good foot.
I know it’s none of my business (not that it’s ever stopped me before), but I really have a problem with Golden Agers having children – it’s just so unfair to the kids. Brown will be 88 when his son graduates from high school, assuming he lives that long. I feel I am pushing it pretty much to the limit by having (a final) one at 45 – that makes me 63 at graduation, assuming I make it, which I intend to.