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"They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on," the R&B singer's rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday.
"They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship," the rep said. "Brandy is 35 now -- that's what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman."
Indeed, the "Boy is Mine" singer turned 35 in February and has repeatedly used the numerical hashtag on the micro-blogging site. Breakup rumors began circulating that month when she hit the
The raspy-voiced Grammy winner has an 11-year-old daughter named Sy'rai with her ex, music producer Robert Smith, and would still like to get married and have additional children, the rep said.
"But she is working on so many other things right now," the rep said, adding that she and Press "haven't ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time."
Brandy also hinted at the split during a Tuesday appearance on VH1's "Morning Buzz Live" when host
"It's going to be a very personal album for me," she told the host. "This album is just special for the whole therapy thing. I sing about my life and a lot of the things that I've been going through lately."
However, she did not address the split specifically.
In recent years -- since a 2006 car accident that killed one woman and embroiled the singer in years of litigation -- the "Brandy and
Her last album, "Two Eleven," was released in October 2012.
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