Deidre Jenkins is the ex-wife of late American singer, dancer, musician, and record producer, James Joseph Brown, aka James Brown. James Brown was a legendary singer and was often known by the nickname “Mr. Dynamite,” “Godfather of Soul,” and “Soul Brother No. 1.”

Some of his hit songs are “Please, Please, Please,” “Try Me,” “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” and so on.

Quick Info
Birth Name
Deidre “Deedee” Jenkins
Deidre Jenkins
Birth Date
late 1930s or early 1940s
Birth Place
United States
Zodiac Sign
James Brown (1970-1981)
Yamma Noyola Brown and Deanna Brown Thomas
Social Media
Net WorthN/A
Deidre Jenkins 2014
Deidre 2014 Source: Getty Images


Deidre Jenkins was born and raised in the United States. Her birth name is Deidre “Deedee” Jenkins. She was probably born somewhere in the late 1930s or early 1940s. Any new information regarding her parents or childhood is disclosed to the public. She probably has American nationality and mixed ethnicity. More information regarding her early life is a mystery to us and it will be updated once it is disclosed to the public. Her educational background is yet another mystery to us.


Married Life with James Brown

Deidre Jenkins was the second wife of James Brown. They tied their knot on 22nd October 1970. Jenkins and Brown were madly in love with each other. Jenkins gave birth to two beautiful daughters namely Yamma Noyola Brown and Deanna Brown Thomas. Those were the moments when James started using domestic violence against Jenkins which was later revealed by his two daughters. The couple got divorced in 1979. After the divorce, Jenkins has been maintaining a low profile.

Deidre Jenkins with her husband, James Brown at Heathrow Airport 1973
Deidre Jenkins with her husband, James Brown at Heathrow Airport 1973 Source: Getty Images

James Brown was married one time before Jenkins. He was married to Velma Warren and they had a son together. Brown and Warren got divorced in 1969. After Jenkins, Brown tied his knot to Adrienne Lois Rodriguez but she died in 1996. Brown married for the fourth time to an American singer, Tomi Rae Hynie in 2001.


Physical Description

Deidre Jenkins is a beautiful woman. She used to maintain a simple look since she was young. Jenkins now is a fashionable and confident woman. Jenkins prefers wearing a hat and marble necklaces. She has a curvy body build and has an average height. Jenkins has black hair and black eyes and she has straight sexual orientations.


Social media

Deidre Jenkins is not a social media user. She isn’t active on any social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Jenkins prefers to stay away from the internet and any public interactions.


More About her husband, James Brown & his death

James Brown was born on 3rd May 1933 in Barnwell, South Carolina. He started as a gospel singer in a local church and later joined the rhythm and blues band, The Famous Flames as a lead singer. The band gained critical success and Brown received recognition for his talent. Apart from the band, he also received success with his singles that reached No.1 on Billboard R&B charts. Brown has been inducted to Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame, Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

James Brown
James Brown Source: The Guardian

Brown was a legendary singer with critical success in the music industry. However, his personal life wasn’t good as his career. Brown had been charged with drug abuse, theft and assault convictions, domestic violence arrests, and rape accusations. He was also sick at the end of his death. Brown was suffering from pneumonia which led to heart failure. Brown died in 2006 at the age of 73.


Net worth

Deidre Jenkins has been living a happy life after her divorce from James Brown as she was the victim of domestic abuse during her 16 years of married life. However, Jenkins spent quite a luxurious time with her millionaire husband. James Brown has a net worth of $100 million at the time of his death. We believe, Jenkins packed up a sufficient amount after her divorce from Brown.



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