Brandy Splits With Husband Robert Smith

Couple had been together almost two years.

Brandy and her husband of almost two years, Robert Smith, announced Friday (June 27) that they have split up.

In response to the separation, Smith's publicist issued a statement saying, "Brandy and Robert are not together. They will remain friends and will jointly raise their daughter."

Early last year, Brandy revealed that she married producer Smith in a private ceremony in the summer of 2001. It was also then that she broke the news that she was expecting (see [article id="1452541"]"Brandy: Married With Children"[/article]). Around the same time, the couple was the subject of the MTV "Diary" presentation "Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery," which chronicled Brandy's pregnancy and captured their lives up until the birth of their daughter, Sy'rai.

Shortly after Sy'rai's birth, Brandy went back into the studio to record some tracks for the follow-up to 2002's Full Moon with Smith, who has also produced tracks for Kelly Rowland and Toni Braxton. There is no release date set for that project (see [article id="1458737"]Brandy Makes Recording Next Album A Family Affair"[/article]).