*It happened in Paris, the City of Love. Actress, singer and talk show host (“The Real”) Adrienne Bailon just got engaged to Christian artist/gospel artist Israel Houghton while in the famed City of Light. The Cheetah Girl made the announcement via her Instagram account on Friday (08-12-16).
Bailon, 32, shared a couple moments from their whirlwind trip. The first showed Bailon and Houghton, 45, pecking lips in front of the Eiffel Tower while aboard a boat. The second showed the singer’s hand adorned with a massive sparkling engagement ring, set before the historic landmark at night.
As we reported, this past Spring, the couple first went public and immediately caught flack about the timing of their relationship. Things looked a tad “shady” or “suspicious” shall we say because Houghton filed for divorce from his estranged wife of 20 years just one month prior.
Houghton addressed disapproving fans in a Facebook post in March after photos surfaced of the pair getting cozy in Tulum, Mexico.
“I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together & became friends,” he wrote at the time. “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 shared. “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.”