Adrienne Bailon is an American television personality, actress, and singer. Bailon has been around for over two decades and has had high-profile relationships. She is now happily married, but it took a moment for her to realize her husband, Israel Houghton was the one.
Adrienne Past Relationships
Adrienne got her start in 3LW before moving to the Cheetah Girls and then becoming a daytime talk show host. During that journey, she’s had several relationships, some rumored and some confirmed. Amongst those rumored include LeBron James, Kanye West, and Treach from Naughty By Nature. Adrienne has been open about some of her dealings, even admitting to some reckless cheating in a previous relationship. She did not admit who she cheated on but did say it was her first boyfriend and that she was with him for ten years.
One of her more public relationships was with Lenny Santiago, a music executive with ties to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. The two kept things private for years until they engaged in 2015. Adrienne seemed incredibly happy until she announced that the relationship had dissolved in an emotional episode of The Real. She revealed that they had an “Eat, Pray, Love” moment that helped them realize they were not a match for each other.
Adrienne Dated Rob Kardashian Before Meeting The Love Of Her Life
Adrienne Bailon briefly dated Rob Kardashian and was a part of earlier seasons of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The pair were often seen cuddled up and kissing. However, the relationship only lasted two years and ended in cheating allegations and a public feud with Rob’s famous sisters. Adrienne has admitted over the years that the relationship was difficult as she was heavily traveling with The Cheetah Girls while dating Rob. Bailon also felt overshadowed by his family brand. “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career,” Bailon said in a 2014 interview. “I probably realized that too late.”
Adrienne and Israel Houghton Got Married November 11, 2016
Following her split from Lenny S, many were surprised to see Adrienne find love so quickly with Israel Houghton. Houghton is an accomplished gospel musician, and the two were spotted on dates and trips well before they confirmed they were an item. Adrienne tells fans that they were actually friends for years before deciding to pursue each other. A friend complimented their chemistry at a party and how compatible they were, so Adrienne decided to give him a shot. After only dating for a few
Adrienne Secretly Record Him To Confirm He Was Faithful
It was not an instant shift from friends to lovers, as Adrienne’s issues from the past presented some roadblocks for her early on. Bailon needed to prove to herself she could trust Houghton, so she decided to secretly record him to see if he was faithful to her. She left her phone in the car while running into a store and had her voice memo app open to see what calls he made or if he said anything disparaging towards her. Adrienne says Israel passed all her tests. Instead of making any weird calls, he wrote a song. “He was writing a worship song in the damn car,” she laughed. “He was like, ‘Lord, I love you! Jesus. Oh, hallelujah!’ And I was like, ‘Aw, there’s nothing here.'”
Although she did not find him doing anything, that’s not the first time, Adrienne turned into an investigator during their relationship. When the couple first started dating, rumors began circulating that Israel was still married to his ex-wife after media outlets were unsuccessful in finding divorce documents. Adrienne claims she had her publicist begin doing some digging on Israel. Thankfully, the rumors were false. Houghton and his ex-wife filed under their initials and not their real names to keep their privacy. Six months after dating, Houghton proposed to Adrienne and the two have now been married over five years.