updated 01/01/2013 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/03/2013 AT 7:30 AM ET
Brandy had no idea that her fiancé Ryan Press had plans to ask for her hand in marriage last week.
Then again, she doesn’t think her beau knew he was going to, either.
“It was a spontaneous thing for my fiancé,” she said before ringing in the New Year at LAVO Las Vegas “He just felt it.”
The R&B singer and former Dancing with the Stars contestant first went public with her romance with music executive Ryan Press on New Year’s Eve 2011, cuddling at a Las Vegas party. On Monday, they were back in Vegas, but this time she was sporting a glimmering ring.