Cyntoia Brown must stay away from her 11-year-old stepson after a judge recently granted a restraining order filed by the boy’s mother. Stacy Kirkland shares a son with Jamie Long, the former Pretty Ricky member and Christian rapper whom Brown married while she was in prison.
According to documents obtained by Bossip, Kirkland is “extremely” concerned about the safety of her son with Long, and does not believe he “will take proper measures to protect” the child from “danger.” Kirkland lives in Texas with their son, while Long moved to Tennessee where he lives with Brown.
The judge approved Kirkland’s request after Long failed to respond. Long is not allowed to take the boy outside of the state or discuss the case in front of him.
In the documents, Kirkland reportedly stated that while she would love for Long to spend more time with their son but “in light Jaime’s recent decision to enter into a romantic, committed relationship with a woman convicted of first-degree murder, I am extremely fearful.” She adds that Long did not inform her that he was getting married as part of their custody agreement.
Brown, a former teenage child sex trafficking victim who served 15 years in prison for murder, was released in August. In addition to getting married, Brown earned two college degrees while behind bars. During an interview with The Breakfast Club earlier in the month, the 31-year-old Tennessee native discussed how she met Long.
“He wrote me while I was prison,” she recalled. “I wasn’t writing people back but there was something about his letter — he burned the edges of it. I was like 'this is really neat,' so I wrote him back and I remember just feeling amazed by this man. His goodness really came through.”