Adrienne Bailon went public with her new man, gospel singer Israel Houghton, when the two were spotted soaking up the sun together on vacation in Mexico. Though they looked happy and in love, it took almost no time for people to find a scandal there.
Some are questioning the timing of their relationship. While Adrienne broke off her engagement to her ex-fiancé, Lenny Santiago, last year, the ink is barely dry on Israel's divorce papers: he and his wife of 20 years split just one month ago, leading some to accuse Adrienne of being a home wrecker.
Well, Adrienne and Israel are on the defense about their relationship, each posting to social media to explain the timeline of their coupling and making it clear that there was no cheating:
“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 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.”
Adrienne also hopped in the comments on Instagram to write, "You can body shame me... that's fine. But please don't insult my character & my integrity."
The couple reportedly first met on the 2013 film I'm in Love With a Church Girl, which the former 3LW star starred in and Houghton produced. While the timing does seem a little suspicious, it's their business, after all.
Check out Adrienne in the Xperiment clip, below:
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