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Brandy's relationship with music executive Ryan Press came full circle when he proposed to her in Las Vegas on Dec. 27. The duo had originally revealed they were a couple in Vegas on New Year's Eve in 2011, so it seems fitting that Press popped the question in the same city nearly a year later.
The proposal sounds like a thought-out plan. But Brandy, 33, reveals to People that she had no idea Press was going to ask her to marry him -- and neither did he.
"It was a spontaneous thing for my fiancé," she says. "He just felt it."
It's not much of a surprise that Brandy said yes. She revealed that back in March that she told Press she would "marry him with a bubble gum ring" if he asked. But fortunately he did her one better. Press proposed with a dazzling ring that Brandy was very impressed with: a round-cut diamond with smaller diamonds lining the band.
"He worked really hard on the ring. I'm not a big diamond girl, but I really love this diamond he did," says the singer, who debuted the gorgeous rock at her New Year's Eve party in Las Vegas. "It just represents how he feels about me, and I'm really blessed to have someone like him in my life. He's truly a gift."
This will be Brandy's first marriage. She has a 10-year-old daughter, Sy'rai, from her relationship with music producer Robert Smith.