They began dating after he divorced his wife of 20 years earlier this year.Gospel singer Israel Houghton is addressing reports that he’s dating Adrienne Bailon just one month after divorcing his wife of 20 years.
The new couple was not spared as fans bashed the gospel singer and accused him of cheating on his wife with Adrienne particularly since she had starred in his movie Israel had however come to his new girlfriend’s defence, stating that even though he had admitted to cheating on his wife, Adrienne was not the reason behind his failed marriage.
He further clarified that his marriage to his wife, Meleasa had crashed for over five years, way before he met Adrienne.
"I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over two years ago, we worked together and became friends.
Adrienne Bailon is speaking out for the first time about the drama surrounding her realtionship with gospel artist Israel Houghton.
"Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over five years.
Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome." Houghton himself denied Bailon had anything to do with his divorce in another Facebook post in March.
When you like somebody and you're going into the relationship liking them, you have ulterior motives," she said.
"We'd hang out with a bunch of friends and I would say ridiculous things out of my mouth that I probably wouldn't say if I really liked him. Because, in times of adversity and storms, she loved me AND my flaws."Houghton defended the pair's relationship earlier this year, after announcing that he was officially divorced.
He told fans he and the television personality met "a bit over 2 years ago" and "recently [began] to explore a dating relationship." "As I previously wrote in a statement I released a while back, my marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement," the singer said.
Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton dated for only six month before they got engaged.
Rob Kardashian’s ex-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon has further shut down claims that she is the reason Grammy Award winning gospel singer, Israel Houghton divorced his wife.