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Brandy Steps Out After Ryan Press Engagement Wearing Bikini, Belly Chain

USMagazine, Friday, December 28, 2012, 5:40am (PST)

The boy is hers!

One day after Us Weekly broke the news that Brandy is engaged to music executive Ryan Press, the 33-year-old singer stepped out for the first time in Hawaii Dec. 27. (The musician's rep later confirmed their betrothal.) Wearing a multicolored bikini and a gold belly chain, the "Wildest Dreams" singer showed off her lean legs and toned tummy on the beach. "Having a great time with my love," the singer tweeted.

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Press, 32, also shared several photos from their vacation via Instagram, including one of his bride-to-be wearing her engagement ring. "The days off are just as important as the work," he wrote in one caption.

This will be the first marriage for Brandy, who has a 10-year-old daughter, Sy'rai, with music producer Robert Smith. For two years, the former couple pretended to be wed publicly but never officially tied the knot.

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"I got really close to being married and it didn't happen," Brandy told Vibe Vixen in November. "After that, I dated a little bit and it was always something that just wasn't connecting with love and me. I think it was because I was looking for love to do something for me: to make me happy, fill a void, make me feel complete, and all of these things don't come from another, it comes from a love of self. I didn't understand that at the time. I really had to confront all of that. I said a prayer and I waited. . . and I saw Ryan."

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After her vacation, Brandy will perform during Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve Dec. 31. on ABC.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Brandy Steps Out After Ryan Press Engagement Wearing Bikini, Belly Chain

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