Brandy Talks Her Engagement Bliss, Almost Giving Up On Love, And The Key To Kimye Being Good Parents
If you hadn’t heard the news, Brandy is a soon-to-be Mrs! She got engaged to her boyfriend, music executive, Ryan Press around the Christmas holiday, and while she initially was on the hush hush about it all while the two vacationed together, she’s now showing off her ring, sticking her tongue out for the haters (see the video below), and talking about how the whole proposal caught her off guard. While celebrating New Year’s Eve in Vegas and performing for Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, she stopped to talk with PopStopTV about it all, and how she’s feeling higher than cloud nine.
“I’m very happy. I’m definitely on cloud 11. At one point I gave up on love, so to have this feeling and for it to feel like the first time with the person I feel like God has created for me to be with, it’s just magical and I want it to stay like this. So every married couple that we’ve been meeting over our vacations, we’ve just been asking them, ‘What’s the secret? They’ve been giving me a lot of great tips, and communication is key, of course.’”
The 33-year-old singer talked about how she felt early on that something was going to happen around the holiday and hoped for the engagement, but when Press pulled out the ring and asked for her hand, the moment was greater than she had ever imagined it would be. “It was a surprise but I felt something was going to happen…but it was definitely a surprise. Your imagination does the moment no justice….I said ‘Oh my God’ so many times I forgot to say yes. He was like ‘Yeah, soooo are you going to marry me or not?’ I was like, ‘Oh my god, Oh my God!’”
Brandy says the couple haven’t set a date yet, but want it to be a local wedding so that all close friends and family can attend. Speaking of close, seeing how she used to be very close with Kim Kardashian around the time she was dating her brother Ray J, Brandy was asked what she thought about the news that Kim and Kanye West are expecting their first child. Seeing as how last time she talked about her Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor co-star, she had nothing but love for her, she was definitely delighted for the parents to be. “I’m very happy for Kim and happy for Kanye. I was looking at pictures of them online. They just look so happy. I’m really happy for her.” When asked what advice she had for the pair, she said that the key to being a good parent is to remember that you, yourself, were once a child, and once you have that in perspective, all will flow positively and naturally. I guess if you’re a parent already, you know what she’s trying to say, because my single self was a little confused.
I just love the positivity that Brandy emanates when she talks to people, and seeing everything she’s been through, I’m happy for her elevated level of happiness right now. Hopefully Press will be a good partner for her, and once the wedding is over, they will take all that advice they received do what it takes to make their relationship work and grow; Not to end up as one of these Hollywood unions that is there one minute and then gone the next. Fingers crossed!