A star at 15, Brandy has shared her rocky adolescence in front of the cameras. There was a love affair with Kobe Bryant – and one with Boyz II Men member Wanya when she was 16 and he was several years older. There were public spats with Monica and her “Moesha” co-star Countess Vaughn, there was a horrific car accident that left a woman dead, a marriage that didn’t happen but resulted in her daughter Sy’Rai, a strained relationship with her mother/manager Sonja Norwood and a sputtering career. Now 33, Brandy seems to have put all the drama behind her. She’s seeing music industry executive Ryan Press, who she says she’s in love with, she’s releasing a new CD “Two Eleven” on August 28 and has a new single “Put It Down” with Chris Brown. While she was affected by the death of her idol Whitney Houston (who died on Brandy’s birthday) she has been nothing but lovely and gracious in recent interviews and seems to be in a great place. We’ve watched her grow up and we’re happy that she’s done it so well.


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