Most people dream of a fairytale love story like
in the movies, and a new video shows newly
divorced worship leader Israel Houghton and
his girlfriend Adrienne Bailon acting out a
scene from a cult classic.
Mainstream star Bailon took to various social
media platforms to express her excitement on
being nominated at this year’s Emmy Awards
for her daytime talk show, “The Real.” Along
with her series of post, the entertainer shared a
video of herself and her new beau after the night was over, reenacting their own versions
of the dance scene in the movie “Dirty
The well-dressed couple, looking as free as
ever, dramatically danced to the ’80s classic,
“(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Houghton held
Bailon’s waist as she whipped her hair back
and forth in a dance routine Bailon labeled
#cleandancing. See the Instagram video below
Last month, Bailon, 32, was photographed in a
bikini on the beach in Mexico with Lakewood
Church worship leader (currently on indefinite
leave) Israel Houghton, 44. What started as
rumors stemming from tabloid photos that
Bailon and Houghton were dating were quickly confirmed and came just a month after
Houghton publicly announced that his
marriage of some 20 years was legally over.
Bailon initially stayed mum as the photos
circulated and Houghton was the first to
address the rumors.
“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 confessed in a Facebook post.
The former “Cheetah Girl” followed suit soon
after on her daytime talk show and confirmed
“Yes I am dating, his name is Israel Houghton
as some of you guys may know. I think I’m
more than anything grateful that I have a
platform like this, where I can be with my girls.
The show is called ‘The Real,’ it is a place where
we can speak about the truth,” the TV personality said. “With that being said, the man
pictured here is not married. Praise God.”
The new romance sparked controversy
because Houghton publicly repented and
addressed his divorce in an open letter posted
on Facebook earlier this year. “It is with a
collective heavy heart that we announce that
after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially
divorced,” he wrote.
“Several years ago I failed and sinned in my
marriage,” he confessed. “Though this is new
to many, it is not new to us as we have been
working through this for over 5 years.
Although we tried, the challenges in our
relationship have proven too much to overcome.”
Bailon was pegged as the reason for 44-year-
old Houghton’s divorce when the beach
photos surfaced, but the actress maintained
that she didn’t even know him at the time of his
personal failure, and said that the public
blaming her for a marriage ending was “hurtful.” Houghton has since taken leave of
his role as worship leader of Pastor Joel
Osteen’s Lakewood Church.
Houghton and Bailon first worked together on
the 2013 flick produced by Houghton, “I’m in
Love with a Church Girl.”