SINGER BRANDY: “I LIKE MY DAUGHTER AS A PERSON”
Singer Brandy Norwood, 29, is “just so glad” that she has six-year-old Sy’rai. Brandy says that her daughter Sy’rai is like her best friend: “I like her as a person. She makes me laugh. So much insight comes from her. She’s 6 going on 18. We sing together. We crack jokes. We’re like best friends.”
As for Sy’rai’s father ,Robert Smith, he says that he and Brandy are friends: “It’s really nothing to it,” says Smith. “We had a child. The relationship didn’t work out. The bottom line is the friendship. The common denominator is our daughter…. You can’t be so mad at somebody who gave you that kind of a gift,” he says with a chuckle.
“So all the hoopla, the quote-unquote ‘marriage,’ whatever you want to call it…at the end of the day, we have a beautiful child, and I’m the happiest man on Earth. That’s really the logistics of it. No drama.” Robert Smith is now married with three other daughters.
Brandy,on the other hand, is a single lady who admits that she rarely goes on dates:“I’m not dating. I have moments when I’m like, What’s going on? Oh my God, am I old?” she says with a laugh. “I think that’s why I’m so close to my daughter—because I don’t have a relationship to balance it out. I’m so clingy with her, she’s like, Mom, let me breathe.”