Good news, bad news, Brandy fans. Good news: Brandy’s single. Bad news: That change in relationship status only comes because her engagement to fiancé Ryan Press was called off.
The breakup decision was mutual, Brandy’s rep insists to Us Weekly, saying that after an engagement of nearly 18 months “they are no longer together.”
“The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on,” the rep continues in a statement. “They decided to take a step back and re-evaluate the relationship. Brandy is 35 now — that’s what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman.”
Sadly, it seems Ryan wasn’t a part of that equation. Brandy’s rep adds that despite the breakup, Brandy “still wants to be married and have more kids” in addition to her 11-year-old daughter, Sy’rai, whom she shares with ex Robert Smith, “but she is working on so many other things right now.”
Brandy and Ryan have parted as friends, her rep adds, saying, “They haven’t ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time.”
Best of luck to both Brandy and Ryan as they figure out their new relationship as friends.