June 26, 2003 11:00 AM

Just two years after their secret nuptials, Brandy and her husband, music producer Robert Smith, are splitting up, a source close to the singer tells PEOPLE.

“Brandy and her husband are not together,” the source says. “They will remain friends and raise their daughter jointly.”

No word on why the couple has called it quits.

Brandy, 24, and Smith, 23, announced their marriage early last year, but the pair said they actually tied the knot in summer 2001. A month later, the former “Moesha” star confirmed that they were expecting a child.

Daughter Sy’rai was born June 16 of last year. (The baby also became the focus of a documentary, “MTV’s Diary Presents Brandy: Special Delivery,” which followed the performer’s last weeks of pregnancy and aired two days after the birth.)

The singer — whose most recent album was last year’s “Full Moon” — never explained why she chose to keep the marriage private for so long, but she did tell PEOPLE at the time, “It was kind of fun, everyone speculating and wondering.”

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