“They are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right,” an insider tells Us Weekly.
Before Brandy, 33, accepted Ryan’s proposal, she expressed her interest in marrying the music executive.
“I keep hearing about a ring. People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don’t know,” Brandy told Sister2Sister magazine in August. “I’m going to be patient and let it happen and just let it be. . . I guess it will happen when it’s the right time.”
Brandy ended her relationship with Robert Smith, daughter Sy’rai’s father, in the public eye and since then, the singer lost her faith in love. However, Ryan reportedly restored her faith.
“I had given up on love a long time ago. It just didn’t seem to work for me, so I was single for a very long time,” Brandy said. “I stopped looking for love and then I ran into my boyfriend. He just loves me for who I am. I don’t have to camouflage anything for him or put on a mask. I can completely be myself and he loves me so much and I love him just the way he is, too.”
This will be the first marriage for the “Put It Down” singer even though she appeared to be married to Robert during their relationship, which was heavily featured on the reality show Brandy: Special Delivery. However, in 2008, Brandy admitted that she was never actually married to the music producer. She said they pretended to be married for two years after the singer learned she was pregnant. “I lied because of the fear of what people would think and the pressure to be a good role model,” Brandy told Us at the time. “Our relationship was very real — we just weren’t legally married.”
Brandy released her sixth studio album, Two Eleven, in October, and she currently stars in BET’s hit comedy The Game.
(Re-printed from HollywoodLife.com)