It’s been 12 years since Brandy appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to talk about her pregnancy and “marriage” to music producer Robert Smith. In an appearance on the next episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? Brandy admits that she was never legally married, and apologizes for lying to Oprah.
“At that time being pregnant out of wedlock was not a trend,” she said. “It was not something that people praised, you know. It was a sin. And I felt like I could not be honest about that. I felt the pressure of having to be perfect.”
“I’m really sorry for that. Cause I mean, you just don’t lie to Oprah,” she added.
The two also discuss Brandy’s involvement in a tragic car accident in which a woman was killed, her brother Ray J, Whitney Houston, her battle with the depression, and a new album.
Catch the full episode Sunday, August 3 at 9pm ET on OWN.