brandy engaged Brandy engaged to music executive Ryan Press

Love is in the air! Brandy is now engaged to her music executive beau Ryan Press, though the proposal was one she saw coming.

“I keep hearing about a ring. People keep calling me, hinting to me about it, but I don’t know,” Brandy told Sister2Sister magazine in August. “I’m going to be patient and let it happen and just let it be … I guess it will happen when it’s the right time.”

It turns out Christmas was the right time, as Press popped the question when the holiday season was in full swing. A source close to the couple tells Us Weekly that “they are thrilled and happy and Brandy feels this is so right.”

This is Brandy’s first marriage, though she has a 10-year-old daughter, Sy’rai, with her ex-boyfriend Robert Smith.

“[Press] just loves me for who I am,” Brandy told Us prior to the engagement. “I don’t have to camouflage anything for him or put on a mask. I can completely be myself and he loves me so much and I love him just the way he is, too.”