The couple that all eyes have been on since they announced their relationship back in May have taken the next step and got engaged. Whilst on a trip to the world’s city of romance, Paris, Grammy Award-winning worshipper Israel Houghton popped the question to Adrienne Bailon and she said “YES!”
True to form, the couple took to Instagram to show off the ridiculously gorgeous ring and to announce their engagement.
Israel said this:
“I have seen and felt the essence of God’s grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman.
I’ve seen her attacked, lied about, wrongfully accused, mocked, laughed at and misunderstood. But I’ve also seen the shining example of the eagle she is that rises above the cacophony of the noise of ignorants. I’m learning from her example. She loves Jesus. She loves her family. She loves people – even the ones that don’t love her back. I pray God give me that same grace in my life. I’ve taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever, and to give me a shot at getting it right this time… She has graciously granted my request… She said ‘Yes’. Thanks be to God. Thank You for graciously loving me.”
This will be Houghton’s second marriage, following his divorce from Meleasa Houghton. Bailon was engaged to Lenny Santiago, but they broke off the engagement and announced their split back in 2015.
After everything this couple have been through this year, it looks like this story is heading for a happy ending…and that’s always a good thing. Congratulations, Israel and Adrienne.