R+B star Brandy is so intent to make her marriage to basketball star QUENTIN RICHARDSON a success, she's vowed to give up on men and become a nun if their union fails.

The FULL MOON singer has recently been embroiled in a war of words with her ex Robert Smith, who revealed last month (JUL04) that the pair had never been married, as had been claimed, and that it was a story concocted to maintain then-pregnant Brandy's wholesome image.

While Brandy has hit back, claiming their union was one which was "non-traditional", she's now looking forward to settling down with sportsman Richardson, who proposed to her last month (JUL04) - and she's determined for things to be a success.

The mother-of-one says, "This time, I want so badly for my marriage to work out. If it doesn't, I don't ever want to date again. I'll be a nun, raise my daughter and make albums.

"This has got to be it, because I don't see myself with anyone else."

Brandy also plans to have a marriage which will be easier to define this time around.

She adds, "We want a traditional marriage, where we actually have a huge wedding and my dad can walk me down the aisle and give me away."

Although no date has been set, Brandy expects to tie the knot sometime next summer (05).

05/08/2004 02:59