James Brown was married to Verma Warren from 1954 until 1969. He was then married to Deidre Jenkins from 1971 until 1981. He later was married to Adrienne Rodriguez from 1984 until her death in 1996. Finally he was married to Tomi Raye Hynie from 2002 until the marriage was annulled in 2004. They we remarried again shortly after and remained married until his death.