Adrienne Bailon‘s bikini body during her recent Mexican vacation isn’t the only thing that’s causing people to talk this week…
The 32-year-old TV personality was photographed cozying up to her new man, Israel Houghton, at the Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico, which is causing quite some drama.
Just one month ago, Houghton announced his divorce from his wife, Meleasa, of over 20 years. Thus, the new photos of him with Bailon got the rumor mill spinning with assumptions that the Real host had something to do with the split.
However, the gospel singer quickly took to Facebook to slam any speculation.
The full statement reads:
In the midst of all that’s going on in the world… Suffering, terrorism, deciding a future for our country, and making the world safer; It is sad that I am even having to address this matter… I understand that gossip and salacious untrue speculative stories are far more interesting and entertaining than the truth & facts. But, it’s incredibly unfair to allow someone to carry the burden, blame & shame of something they had nothing to do with…
I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together & became friends… Our circles connected & we remained good friends. From a friendship, as two single adults we have very recently begun 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.
Where I shared, or as some have pointed out ‘over-shared’ my failure in my marriage… From over 5 years prior. It seems to be simple math that I had not even yet met Adrienne during the time my marriage was falling apart.
It deeply saddens me that an innocent party would be dragged into this situation that I have taken personal responsibility for. Adrienne is a woman of integrity & character… Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions. I assure you – I am willing to own my wrongs and I have in the past. God knows & sees all things. I appreciate your prayers, and I join you in praying for the issues of life that truly matter today all over the world.
Houghton had indeed been very honest about his split from Meleasa in a statement he released at the time.
“It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced,” the Grammy winner said on Instagram. “Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. Though this is new to many, it is not new to us as we have been working through this for over 5 years. Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome.”
SOURCE: E! Online