Grammy award winning worship leader Israel Houghton was recently snapped taking a selfie with his alleged new girlfriend Adrienne Bailon. Isreal recently announced his divorce to his wife Meleasa of 20 years and released a statement on Facebook. Israel released the following statement via his Facebook.
“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.”
The photo was taken in Mexico with supposed new girlfriend Adrienne, who is a singer/songwriter and actress based in America. She used to date Rob Kardashian and rose to fame when she joined female R&B group 3LW. She also had starring roles in films The Cheetah Girls, Coach Carter, All You’ve Got and I’m In Love with A Church Girl, which Israel also starred in. The pair have sold over 10 million records between them.
Adrienne Bailon called off her engagement to Lenny Santiago last year. Check out the reasons why here.