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Adrienne Bailon Addresses Rumors She Was Behind New Boyfriend's Divorce

Adrienne Bailon is finally addressing rumors that she was the reason her new boyfriend, Israel Houghton, and his wife divorced.

Adrienne Bailon is finally addressing rumors that she was the reason her new boyfriend, Israel Houghton, and his wife divorced. On a new episode of The Real, the 32-year-old said the gospel singer was already a single man when they became romantically involved.

As a picture of the two from their recent Mexican vacation flashed behind her, the singer cleared up the claims. "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," she said. "With that being said, the man pictured here is not married. Praise God."

Houghton, who announced his divorce in February, took to Facebook shortly after pictures from he and Bailon's Mexican R&R went public to slam reports that she was behind his split. In a lengthy statement, the 44-year-old said that his marriage had long been over by time they started dating.

"I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together, and became friends... Our circles connected & we remained good friends. From a friendship, as two single adults we have recently begun to explore a dating relationship," he wrote in part.

The talk show host said that people used the date of Houghton's divorce announcement to figure out when they began dating, with many believing that there was an overlap between his marriage and their relationship.

"I think people see an announcement was made at the top of the year and then they see these photos and then they think, well let's put this together, but this is why I'm grateful for things like this because it allows you to set the facts straight, and God forbid the facts get in the way of a really juicy story," she said. "I'm going to say the truth and the truth of the matter is he isn't married. He obviously is divorced."

Watch Bailon discuss her new relationship below.

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Per the flyer, one of the shows will be held on Oct. 12 at the Landers Center in Mississippi. The show will also star DJ Paul, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DMX and all original Hypnotize Minds & HCP Members (Gangsta Boo, Crunchy Black, Project Pat, Lil Wyte and La. Chat).

“I know this is what the fans have been asking for, so we're ready to bring them the classics, along with our new music in the best possible way,” said DJ Paul in a statement. “To quote LL, don't call it a comeback, we have officially been here for years, and we've got a lot to show for it. Just wait to see what comes next.”

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Tickets to the event will be on sale this Friday (Aug. 23). Take a look at the flyer below.

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“…Bailey plays a police officer who had a past relationship with one of the lead characters. Perry was on set directing the episode in which Bailey will appear,” the site continues. Bailey also reportedly received a few calls outside of Mr. Perry, leading to about 20 auditions and two roles (not including Sistas).

“This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows,” wrote Perry on Instagram back in June accompanying a photo of Bailey’s billboard. “This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite.”

 

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Auhhh.... soooooo...... here’s the deal. This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows. Please DON’T DO THIS, SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this. PLEASE STOP! To audition is FREE!! I’m sure you can use that money for a better purpose. I love that you want to work with me, and I love that you invest in yourself. But when you do things like this it puts my team on high alert and makes me look at you sideways. I know the message that you want to send is a positive one, but this comes across as the opposite. Again, the best way to work for me is to AUDITION and it’s FREE! We post breakdowns all the time for actors. JUST COME AND AUDITION. And by the way, you were great in THE NIGHT OF! It was my favorite show a couple years ago. I ALREADY SAW YOU!! So just audition and keep your money!! Again, I appreciate your effort, but that’s not the way to work for me. God bless you dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!!

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