Wearing a red flower in her hair and a sexy bathing suit cover up, pop singer Brandy recently created a buzz over engagement to fiancée and music exec Ryan Press. Brandy Norwood posed next to her fiancé, revealing not just her attractive beach body, but a stunning - and enormous - diamond engagement ring.
Instagram was Brandy’s vehicle for making her awesome announcement, writing the heady caption “Repost @ryanpress215! #hawaii #love #forever," next to the photo that showed Ms. Norwood in a glittering gold, purple and turquoise bikini topped off with a gold belly chain that showed off her sleekly toned body.
But it wasn’t the bikini, the couple’s winning smile, or the beautiful Hawaiian setting that caused the commotion. The rough cut diamond is stunning, with a unique, oval setting and a silver crystalline color.
In fact, magazines, fanzines, Facebook walls, Twitter feeds, and Instagram all said just about the same thing: “Pop singer Brandy creates buzz over engagement.” She spread the news using new media, but she employed the old fashioned, tried and true technique of flashing that mammoth rock, discreetly lifting her hand to her hair as if smoothing her coiffure was the object. To the contrary, her raised digits revealed the beautiful sparkler in all its multi-carat glory.
The display took place a few days after Mr. Press actually popped the question. The thirty-three year old singer of “Put It Down,” finally got what she wanted, when her fiancé put a ring on it.
Last summer, in an August interview published in Sister2Sister magazine, Grammy-winner Brandy mused about a future engagement to Press, dropping the hint that she kept hearing about a ring. “People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don't know.” She promised to be patient and “... let it happen and just let it be...” stating that she supposed an engagement would occur whenever it was the “right time.”
She asked her readers and interviewer to “Keep your fingers crossed... sometime soon I will be engaged.” It seems that Press took the hint, and perhaps with all the buildup to an engagement, chose a ring that made not just Brandy, but her legion of fans, gasp in appreciation.
Between time spent in the sea and watching a beach volleyball competition on the sand, along with her splashy engagement ring photo, Norwood posted another - this one showing a heart-shaped rose petal, accompanied by the text "Like a rib, I'm one within you. We're unbreakable-inseparable! #howhigh," quoting lyrics from one of her singles.
Popping the question December 26th, during a romantic holiday trip to Hawaii, Press must’ve had to pay extra baggage charges when he transported a ring that size.
The engagement marks the start of a first marriage for Brandy Norwood, whose previous relationship with boyfriend Robert Smith sounded no wedding bells. Norwood has a 10 year-old daughter, Sy'ria, from that union.
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