Israel Houghton Calls Adrienne Bailon ‘Best Friend’ for Loving Him and His Flaws In Times of Adversity

United front: Adrienne Bailon and her new boyfriend Israel Houghton were arm-in-arm at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in the Pasadena neighbourhood of Los Angeles on Sunday
United front: Adrienne Bailon and her new boyfriend Israel Houghton were arm-in-arm at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in the Pasadena neighbourhood of Los Angeles on Sunday

Popular worship leader Israel Houghton has had quite the rough ride after announcing his divorce earlier this year. But in a new social media post, the singer reveals that his new girlfriend, whom he calls his “best friend,” has been there for him through it all.

“A friend loves at all times…” Houghton posted a picture of himself and Bailon sleeping on each other along with the scripture Proverbs 17:17. “She @adriennebailon is my best friend. Wanna know why? Because, in times of adversity & storms she loved me AND my flaws,” he captioned the photo.

The “Friend of God” performer used the Hashtags – TrueFriendship, FlawsAndAll, WeLeanOnEachother,NationalBestfriendDay at the end of his message.

News of Houghton, 44 and Bailon’s, 32, romance surfaced when she was photographed in a bikini on the beach in Mexico with the Lakewood Church worship leader (currently on indefinite leave) in March. What started as rumors stemming from tabloid photos that Bailon and Houghton were dating were quickly confirmed and it came just a month after Houghton publicly announced that his marriage of some 20 years was legally over. Bailon initially stayed mum as the photos circulated and Houghton was the first to address the rumors.

“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,” he confessed in a Facebook post.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Jeannie Law