R+B beauty Brandy reportedly accepted basketball star QUENTIN RICHARDSON's marriage proposal on Tuesday (27JUL04).

The TALK ABOUT OUR LOVE singer, 25, was thrilled when Richardson, 24, presented her with a $1 million (GBP550,700) engagement ring at a reception at Los Angeles' CENTURY CLUB, according to PEOPLE MAGAZINE

The stunning ring's designer JASON ARASHEBEN says, "It was a total surprise for her."

Brandy was in hiding last week (ends23JUL04) after her former lover, music producer Robert Smith told a New York radio station the couple were never married and concocted the wedding story to protect her image after she fell pregnant with their daughter, SY'RAI - the couple separated in July of last year (03).

Since Smith's public declaration, Brandy has cancelled a string of interviews in New York to promote her new album AFRODISIAC which was released last month (JUN04).

29/07/2004 21:49