All About The Late NFL Legend’s 6 Children – Hollywood Life
- Jim Brown was an NFL guard for the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965.
- He was the father of six children.
- Jim was last married to Monique Brown whom he married in 1997.
- On May 19, 2023, his wife revealed that the NFL star had died the night before at their home in Los Angeles.
There are many athlete legacies that stand the test of time, and Jim Brown‘s (born February 17, 1936), was one of them. The late football player was known for his time as a guard with the Cleveland Browns from 1957 to 1965. During his career, Jim ended up being a member of the football hall of fame, however, he retired at the height of his career to dedicate his life to being a civil rights defender, for PA. Unfortunately, his wife, Monica Browntook to Instagram on May 19, 2023 to announce the passing of her beloved husband.
“It is with profound sadness that I announce the passing of my husband, Jim Brown,” his note began, along with a photo of them. “He passed away peacefully last night at our home in Los Angeles. To the world he was an activist, an actor and a football star. In our family he was a loving husband, father and grandfather and wonderful. Our hearts are broken…” Amid the grim news of Jim’s passing, here’s a closer look at his adult children.
Kimberly B Brown
One of Jim’s children includes his daughter, Kimberly B Brown. Despite her father being a professional athlete, Kimberly chose to follow her own path and become an actress, executive producer and entertainment powerhouse. She is the creator and executive producer of the show, daughters of legendsas well as starring in the Amazon Prime movie One night in Miami.
The proud daughter has often featured her dad on her Instagram to proudly wish him a happy birthday and happy father’s day over the years. Three months before his passing, Kimberly shared a video montage of Jim celebrating his birthday on Feb. 17, 2023. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD (heart emoji) YOU!! Every year you are on this earth is a blessing from GOD! #87 I LOVE YOU DAD It doesn’t matter what your blood runs through my veins and nothing can change that,” she began in the caption. “You have been my support, my wisdom and the example of a man to submit to. You showed me what a great man looks like. You are the light in my life Happy birthday daddy‼️”
Jim and Monique also welcomed a son, Aris Brown, 21, during their nearly 30-year marriage. His son ended up following a similar path to his father and is a professional lacrosse player who joined the Hampton University team in 2020, per NBC Sports. “I am very proud and blessed to announce my commitment to play Division 1 lacrosse at Hampton University,” he wrote via Instagram in a since-deleted post. “I would like to thank God, my family, my friends and my coaches for helping me along the way.”
Aris was a proud son and also featured his father on his Instagram over the years. More recently, he paid a special tribute to Jim in light of his passing in 2023. “You were an amazing father and role model. I was blessed to call you my dad and learn so much from you,” his caption began (seen above). “You gave me the best childhood anyone could ask for and you always wanted me to be happy. I can’t thank you enough for that. I love you daddy. Before that, Aris shared a photo with her father in similar costumes in March 2020.
Monique and Jim also shared a daughter, Morgan Brown, who is a professional photographer. Morgan, like her father and brother, shares their passion for the sport and pursued college football in 2021. “So proud of my baby..!” Jim captioned a photo of his daughter’s USC football ad . The brunette beauty also shared a photo of herself on the pitch in August 2021, with the caption “Respect all, fear no one.”
In light of her father’s passing, she shared a series of photos of him and his family on May 19, 2023. “’My father didn’t tell me how to live; he just did it and let me watch. My father was an extraordinary man who touched the lives of many people with his generosity, wisdom and unwavering dedication. Even when I questioned myself, my dad had the unique ability to sense my potential,” his sweet caption began. “When I was unable to believe in myself, he did. He always encouraged me to pursue my goals, motivating me to take risks and never accept mediocrity. He showed me that obstacles are simply opportunities for personal growth and advancement, and I’m grateful to admit that I’ve never met a man who could match my father’s greatness.
Jim N. Brown Jr.
Jim’s eldest son, Jim N. Brown Jr., also pursued a career in sports. During the 1980s, he played basketball at North Carolina A&T, per HBCU Game Day. Not much else is known about Jim Jr.’s whereabouts today, as he lives a life away from the spotlight.
Neighborhood Karen Brown
In 2016, news broke that Jim’s daughter, Neighborhood Karen Brownhad died, by Braunschweig News. Although it is unknown who his mother was, it is known that Jim welcomed three children with his first wife, Sue Brownto whom he was married from 1959 to 1972. “Karen Ward, daughter of NFL great and St. Simons Island native Jim Brown, died Monday morning at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick,” the outlet reported at the time. .
Kim Brown and Kevin Brown
It was reported that Jim also had two other children, Kim And Kevin Brown, from a previous relationship. Not much else is known about them as they live a private life.
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