R+B beauty Brandy is in hiding after her ex-lover Robert Smith revealed they were never married.

The I WANNA BE DOWN singer, 25, shocked her fans in February 2002 when she announced she had "secretly" wed the record producer the previous summer (01) and their baby daughter SY'RAI was born in June (02).

But last week (ends23JUL04) 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.

Furious Brandy hasn't denied the story, but fumed in a statement, "I'm deeply hurt and shocked by the things that Robert has been saying. We had a spiritual union."

Since Smith's public declaration, Brandy has cancelled a string of interviews in New York to promote her new album AFRODISIAC and flown to Los Angeles.

26/07/2004 13:44