Last month, the internet was ablaze with rumors that Adrienne Bailon was potentially behind the failed marriage of gospel singer Israel Houghton, whose divorce was final as recently as two months ago.
On tomorrow’s episode of The Real (on Tuesday, April 5), Adrienne sets the record straight during the Girl Chat conversation on her relationship with Israel Houghton and rumors that she broke up his marriage.
Bailon exclusively confirms that she is dating Grammy Award–winning Christian music artist Israel Houghton after a year of being single, and sets the record straight to say that she was not the cause of Houghton’s divorce. She also shares how they started out as just friends and reveals that her ex-fiancé, Lenny Santiago, checked on her in the midst of all of the rumors.
“And I think, I’m more than anything so grateful that I have a platform like this where I can be with my girls. The show is called The Real. It is a place to speak about the truth and honesty and be real about things. So with that being said, this man pictured here is not married.”
She continued, “So, with that being said, he had actually put out a statement. He uh… He is single, number one. And I think the other thing that people were saying was that I was the cause of his divorce. Which I think any divorce is obviously a sad thing people have to go through. It takes time to get through that sort of thing. And I think no-one put that time together. I think you see an announcement made you know, at the top of this year and then you see these photos and you say to yourself, “Well let’s put this together.” But this is why I’m grateful for moments like this because it allows you to set the facts straight. And God forbid the facts get in the way of a really good juicy story.”
Check out the short clip below and be sure to tune in on April 5th.