Israel Houghton has had quite the popular Facebook page as of late. As reported by the Inquisitr, Israel recently wrote a Facebook post about his divorce — a Facebook post that was deleted eventually for some unknown reason. In a new Facebook post shared to Israel’s Facebook followers on Tuesday, March 22, Houghton has gained more than 6,000 reactions to Israel changing his Facebook status to admit that he’s dating Adrienne Bailon.
— RESPECT. MAGAZINE (@RESPECTMAG) March 22, 2016
In his new Facebook post that mentions dating Adrienne, Israel cites his older, deleted Facebook note — saying that some accused Israel of oversharing. The previous Facebook post from Israel wrote that Houghton had a heavy heart as he announced being officially divorced from Meleasa Houghton after 20 years of marriage. Israel said the duo had been separated for quite some time.
“Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage.”
Israel admitted to moral failings in his marriage that he and Meleasa tried to work through for more than five years, but it just didn’t work, Houghton claimed. After apologizing, Israel asked for privacy and prayers.
Don't trust these 'church' brothers they are the biggest snitches ???? Israel Houghton a year ago…Now Adrienne Bailon pic.twitter.com/QvS8WqzcEH
— Ghøst (@tawie89) March 22, 2016
Well, now that 32-year-old Bailon and 44-year-old Houghton have been spotted in photos on vacation together, the well known gospel singer and Adrienne are getting anything but privacy.
As reported by E!, Israel and Adrienne were spotted in Tulum, Mexico — with Houghton only being divorced one month ago.
Welp, we didn't see this one coming. Adrienne Bailon boo'd up with Grammy winning gospel singer Israel Houghton. pic.twitter.com/UA0WxIdyFa
— Tartle (@TheTartle) March 22, 2016
Plenty of folks are weighing in on Twitter about the relationship between Bailon and Houghton, especially as the photos of Israel and Adrienne hanging out together at the Dreams Tulum Resort in Tulum, Mexico, have made the rounds.
— Rayo Cole (@RayoCole) December 8, 2015
On the Israel & New Breed Facebook account, Israel changed his status to read that he’s now dating Adrienne, and immediately came to Bailon’s defense in the Facebook post, which let his followers know that Adrienne had nothing to do with the demise of his marriage.
— Celi Marrero (@Celimarrero) November 18, 2013
After blaming “gossip and salacious untrue speculative stories,” — calling them far more interesting and entertaining than facts and the truth — Israel came to Bailon’s defense.
“…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.
“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.”
As expected, Israel’s words aren’t sitting well with all of his Facebook followers. Other Facebook followers are once again remembering wise biblical lessons about not throwing stones. Meanwhile, Meleasa has been posting on Instagram that her and Israel’s children have been teaching her how to take selfies.
Despite Israel’s Facebook rationale, folks are turning to Twitter to unearth photos of Houghton and Bailon from months ago. One photo that garnered 3,240 likes on Instagram when odak Lens” or “Lenny S.” @kodaklens for their engagement. Israel wrote that “we” were happy for the couple, and asked God to bless all of their days.
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