(NEW YORK) — It looks like the rumors were true: Brandy has split from her fiancé, music exec Ryan Press. A rep for the R&B singer tells ABC News Radio that in fact the two split before her 35th birthday back in February.
“They are both taking a step back actually. That’s what they both wanted to do,” the rep adds. “They’re friends and I think it’s the mature thing to do in a relationship is just evaluate where you are and move forward. The great thing is that they are friends, and definitely that’s an important part, and he’s still supportive of what she’s doing.”
Brandy and Ryan confirmed their engagement in December of 2012. This would’ve been Brandy’s first marriage, though for a while, she pretended to have tied the knot with her daughter Sy’rai‘s father, Robert Smith.
“Brandy has a daughter and she still wants to be married and have more kids but she is working on so many other things right now,” the singer’s rep told US Weekly.
Brandy’s brother Ray J appeared to confirm her split from Ryan last month. When asked by ABC News Radio whom he sees her romantically involved with, now that she’s single, Ray J, replied, “I’m overprotective so I don’t really care as long as she’s happy. You know?” He added, “Every guy is crazy. I know I am so I just want to make sure she’s happy and then I got her back — whatever she wants to do.”
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