On 8 December 2014, it was revealed Brown had been blinded in one eye after a botched laser eye surgery 15 years prior.In March 2017 Brown filed for divorce from Stephen Belafonte.Their daughter, Phoenix Chi Gulzar, was born in Westminster, London on 19 February 1999.

In 2000, she began a relationship with actor Max Beesley, dating for two years.

From 2002 to 2006, Brown was in a lesbian relationship with the film producer Christine Crokos. Asked about the relationship, Brown said: "People call me lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual, but I know who’s in my bed and that’s it. In 2005, during break, Brown dated another woman, Christa Parker, for a few months.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy HATES Hope Solo -- and is now blasting his former "Dancing with the Stars" partner as a "sh**ty person" and a liar who made his life a living hell.

Maksim and Hope were partners on the show back in 2011 -- and left on horrible terms ...

Things are getting heated and nasty on Dancing With The Stars and it has nothing to do with what’s happening on stage!

According to Us Weekly, it’s a case of the bad boy vs.

She became the presenter of shows such as This Is My Moment, Top of the Pops, Party in the Park and The All Star Animal Awards.

In September 2007, she became a contestant on the fifth season of the American dance competition, Dancing with the Stars; in which she placed runner-up overall partnered with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

On Monday night’s competition show, rehearsal footage before their samba showed Maksim Chmerkovskiy smacking Brandy on the bottom as a means of encouraging her to get the steps right, something which angered judge Len Goodman, who spoke out against it.

“Slapping her on the a**, giving it all this, it’s not the way to [teach], in my opinion,” Len said to Maks during the pair’s critique, something the professional dancer brushed off then and after the show when he spoke to “Sweetie, I’m 30 years old, I’ve been coaching since I was 14,” Maks said. I’ve had tens of thousands of people, I have students fly from Japan, from Europe, from South America — that is what I do for a living.

Chmerkovskiy moved to America at a young age, and continued to dance, becoming a professional Latin Ballroom dancer who later rose to fame on the ABC reality dance competition show .