How Did Israel Houghton Meet His Wife Adrienne Bailon?

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On November 11, 2016, Adrienne Bailon tied the knot with Israel Houghton at the Hotel Plaza Athenee in Paris, France.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“I genuinely just feel so blessed and grateful. I’ve honestly never been happier in my entire life,” the then 33-year-old The Real co-host and former Cheetah Girls told People.

“I’ve never felt what I feel right now. I can’t even describe what it is, but it’s such a peace mixed with total excitement,” she said.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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l’amour de ma vie ♥ #HappilyEverHoughton #LaVieEnRoseGold

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“I’m so glad we chose such an intimate group of who have shared in our journey and know our hearts and that I honestly feel comfortable crying in front of,” she added. Their 70 guests included Adrienne‘s The Real co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Happily Ever… Houghton ♥

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“I didn’t want to invite people I felt I had to put on a performance for. I wanted every moment to be genuine and really special and that’s what it is going to be.”

What is the ethnic background of Israel Houghton?

Her husband was born to a Caucasian mother and an African-American father. His mother, Margaret Houghton, went on a downward spiral while pregnant with Israel. Struggling with drug addiction, she split from his father and ran away.

Luckily, a concerned Christian helped Israel Houghton’s mother turn her life around.

Adrienne Houghton and her husband Israel Houghton arrive at the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsAdrienne Houghton and her husband Israel Houghton arrive at the 46th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Center on May 3, 2019, in Pasadena, California.

“God sovereignly knew what was going on and made it such that this lady came up to her out of the blue and said, ‘I don’t know you, and I don’t want to give you a hard time, but I was driving by and I really felt that I needed to come tell you Jesus loves you. You’re not forgotten. You did the right thing. It’s going to be all right,’ he told Christian Broadcasting Network in an interview.

American Christian music singer Israel Houghton was born a Caucasian mother and an African-American father American Christian music singer Israel Houghton was born a Caucasian mother and an African-American father

Who was Israel Houghton’s first wife?

He was married to American gospel artist Meleasa Houghton from 1994 until their divorce was finalized on February 22, 2016.

Israel has three children with his ex-wife. While married, he also fathered two sons, Kingston and Khristian, with mistress DeVawn Moreno. All his children were in their teens and in their twenties when he started dating Adrienne.

How Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon met for the first time

They met for the first time on the set of “I’m in Love with a Church Girl,” a 2013 Christian drama film directed by Steve Race. She starred in the movie as Christian girl Vanessa Leon. Her future husband was one of the producers.

“I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together & became friends,” Houghton wrote on his Facebook page in March 2016 about meeting Adrienne. At the time, she was still engaged to Lenny Santiago.

“Our circles connected & we remained good friends. From a friendship, as two single adults we have very recently begun to explore a dating relationship.”

He continued, “My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement.”

After dating for six months, Israel proposed to Adrienne in Paris on August 12, 2016.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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You. Me. Oui.

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In August 2013, Adrienne Bailon was on hand at the G-Shock “Shock the World” 2013 held at Basketball City in New York.

Adrienne Bailon styled her leopard print pants with a white blazerAdrienne Bailon styled her leopard print pants with a white blazer

The then 29-year-old The Real co-host looked fresh and glowing in a Topshop ensemble.

She sported a sophisticated white blazer paired with a white corset. To make the look even fiercer, she wore a pair of animal-print skinny trousers! Love the look?

Adrienne Bailon wears animal-print skinny pantsAdrienne Bailon wears animal-print skinny pants at G-Shock “Shock the World” 2013 in New York City on August 7, 2013

The pop of leopard print in this entire ensemble was perfect. Adrienne was indeed hot and fierce in this kind of getup!

Her high-waisted pants feature an overall leopard-print design, which could instantly make one look chic and hot!

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