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Brandy and music executive Ryan Press have reportedly gotten engaged this week.
Also known as Brandy Norwood, the singer and Press have been spotted looking happy together at several events in the music industry over the years.
"They are thrilled and happy and brandy feels this is so right," said a source close to the 33-year-old, according to Us Weekly.
The engagement comes as no surprise as Brandy has expressed her desire to marry the music exec in the past.
"I keep hearing about a ring, people keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don't know," said the singer speaking to 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."
It will be Brandy's first marriage, despite having misled the media and claiming she had been married to Robert Smith, the father of her daughter Sy'rai.
"I lied because of the fear of what people would think and the pressure to be a good role model," Brandy admitted of the fabricated marriage at the time, according to Us Weekly. "Our relationship was very real, we just weren't legally married."
Furthermore, the failure of her relationship with Smith made Brandy want to give up on love.
"It just didn't seem to work for me, so I was single for a very long time," said the "Put It Down" singer. "I stopped looking for love and then I ran into my boyfriend."
Brandy continued to gush about her now-fiancé, Press, while speaking to Sister2Sister.
"He just loves me for who I am," said the singer and actress. "I can completely be myself and he loves me so much and I love him just the way he is, too."
This year, the "Moesha" star released her sixth album "211," which landed her at number one on R&B charts.
Meanwhile, fellow singer Janet Jackson has also reportedly gotten engaged this week.
The "That's the Way Love Goes" singer accepted a proposal from billionaire Wissam Al Mana earlier this year and plans to wed in 2013.
According to sources close to Jackson, the singer will keep details about the engagement and upcoming wedding under tight wraps.