Adrienne Bailon is no longer a single lady.
The host was spotted getting cozy with her new boo, Israel Houghton, while on vacation in Mexico. Their relationship is fairly new but already has some controversy around it because Houghton announced he was divorced from his wife of 20 years just one month ago. Thus, causing speculation that Bailon had something to do with the divorce.
"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," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Before Houghton, Bailon was engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Lenny Santiago, before the two called it quits in September.
"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," he wrote. "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."
We are glad to see Bailon has moved on!