R+B star Brandy has decided to disregard her "spiritual union" with producer Robert Smith, by classing her upcoming wedding to basketball star QUENTIN RICHARDSON as her first and "real" marriage.

In early 2002, at the same time the FULL MOON singer announced she was pregnant with two-year-old daughter SY'RAI, Brandy broke the news that she and Smith had secretly wed in the summer of 2001.

But she faced the ultimate embarrassment in July (04) when Smith revealed that their "marriage" and "divorce" was all concocted to keep the singer's image intact.

And while Brandy later admitted the pair didn't walk down the aisle, she still classed the relationship as an unconventional marriage.

But now she's willing to accept her tag as a first-time bride when she and Richardson exchange nuptials.

She says, "I'm gonna call (my next marriage) my first marriage, because it'll be the first time that I'll ever get a chance to walk down the aisle.

"It will not be secret because it'll be real."

13/09/2004 03:03