Israel Houghton Prays With Girlfriend Adrienne Bailon and Co-Stars on 'The Real'
Months after diffusing a public scandal about their relationship, Adrienne Bailon's boyfriend and Christian music singer, Israel Houghton, is praying with her co-stars on the hit daytime talk show "The Real."
Bailon, 32, took to Twitter to reveal an image of Houghton praying with her fellow co-hosts, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
"Love this pic @ihoughton praying with us for the last prayer of the season. #TheReal," the singer, actress and co-host wrote.
In a previous interview with The Christian Post, Bailon revealed how she has been able to bond with her co-stars through prayer.
"I love that all five of us as believers, before we walked out on that set every single day, we prayed. I don't know what anybody else's rituals are on other shows but I said there's something so special and so crazy about that," Bailon told CP. "...We pray that God use us individually to touch somebody, to make somebody laugh, to make somebody say 'Oh my God, I'm not alone!'"
Bailon was first romantically linked with Houghton from the Christian band Israel Houghton & New Breed earlier this year. The band's frontman defended their romantic union after he publicly announced his divorce on Facebook.
With rumors swirling that Bailon broke up his marriage, Houghton made it clear that was not the case.
"...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…," Houghton wrote in a lengthy Facebook post. "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."
Although Houghton only publicly announced his divorce one month before being photographed vacationing with Bailon in Talum, Mexico, the 44-year-old set the record straight about the ending of his previous union.
"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," he wrote. "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."
On her own television show, Bailon put the rumors to rest as well.
"I think people see an announcement was made at the top of the year and then they see these photos and then they think well let's put this together but this is why I'm grateful for things like this because it allows you to set the facts straight and God forbid the facts get in the way of a really juicy story," she explained on "The Real". "I'm going to say the truth and the truth of the matter is he isn't married. He obviously is divorced."