Recently photos of Adrienne Bailon and a new beau surfaced of them vacationing in Mexico. The rumor mill started spinning earlier this week, and multiple sites confirmed that the man in question is Grammy-award winning Gospel artist Israel Houghton. Below are the photos that surfaced:
Now a few weeks back Israel announced his divorce from his wife of 20 years saying their marriage has basically been over for 5 years after he failed in their marriage. As soon as the photos surfaced people tried to credit Adrienne as the demise of Houghtons marriage, but the timeline doesn’t match up. Adrienne was a lead in a movie Israel produced in 2013 I’m In Love With A Church Girl. They’ve been friends ever since, but that’s only 3 years. There’s no way she has anything to do with an infidelity 5 years ago.
Then people started discussing the fact that Israel supported Adrienne and her ex fiancé. He publicly congratulated them after Adrienne announced on The Real she was engaged.
Regardless of all the nitty-gritty things, they are still two very grown people capable of being with who they choose. And they don’t need approval.
Some of the church community’s responses have come across extremely negative and hypocritical. A large group of people said it was inappropriate for Israel to take her on a vacation, and that as a Christian man he shouldn’t do that. But what rule in the Bible says this? If he has the finances to do so, and he isn’t fornicating, what has he done wrong?
Then the same group of people that were able to forgive James Fortune for beating his wife and burning his child, had the audacity to condemn Israel and Adrienne. The community continued to support James after the allegations and conviction, but now Israel Houghton is a problem? And the same people dragged Le’Andria for her life after a video of her drinking surfaced, but stilled listened to James’ music.
Israel decided to get on Facebook and address the situation. Here is his post below:
It’s sad that he had to address the situation, but it’s not surprising. Church folk, we got to do better. What kills me is that it be the people bathing in sin are the ones that love to call other people out on theirs. Everybody wants to be a Bible expert until the light is turned on them…