Real romance! Adrienne Bailon is dating Grammy Award–winning Christian music artist Israel Houghton, a source confirms to Us Weekly. The couple were recently spotted on vacation together at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico.
The Real talk-show host and the gospel singer spent the week relaxing on the beach, unwinding at the spa and enjoying a tequila tasting. Although the relationship is new, Bailon, 32, and Houghton, 44, have known each other for a few years. He exec-produced her 2013 film I’m in Love With a Church Girl.
Speculation that the pair are engaged began after they were seen wearing matching bands on their ring fingers, but a source tells Us that’s just a coincidence. “[They] just have the same rings from Cartier that they bought separately,” the friend explains to Us. “They normally hang out in group circles but over spring break decided to take a trip alone together for the first time.”
Houghton announced his divorce from his wife, Meleasa, in February, after more than 20 years of marriage and a long separation. Bailon was previously engaged to Lenny Santiago after six years of dating, but the pair called off their engagement in September 2015. She also dated Rob Kardashian, but the two called it quits in 2009 after nearly two years together.
It was rumored that Adrienne was sleeping with Israel since the year 2013, which might have been another factor of the downfall of his first marriage. However, no further proof has confirmed this rumor as of yet.