“The Decision,” Fake Marriages & Crispy Chicken: 9 Moments Celebs Can’t Seem to Live Down
In the ’90s, Brandy helped to create the new blueprint for young, black singers who wanted to branch out. She was the undisputed It-girl with TV shows, movies and endorsements under her belt. In 2002, while still at the top of her game, she announced that she’s gotten married. She was later put on blast by her ex, Robert Smith, who denied that they ever jumped the broom. The girl who played Mo-to-the, E-to-the, wasn’t a teen mother, but by giving birth in her early 20s, it seemed she was worried about her image and still wanted to preserve her “good girl” mystique for her fans. After Smith outed their union or lack thereof, she said she looked at their “marriage” as a spiritual union and true commitment.