Marriage and divorce in the celeb world is not an astonishing issue, but when it comes to a different scenario when a 22-year-long marriage comes to an end. 47-year-old Israel Houghton, an American Christian singer was married to his first wife Meleasa Houghton for over two decades is now divorced.
The former couple sharing three children together divorced after Meleasa's husband Israel was accused of cheating on her. The issue became more confidential when Israel Houghton married his second wife TV personality, Adrienne Bailon. The article below deals with the reasons behind the divorce between Meleasa Houghton and Israel Houghton.
Israel Houghton married life with Meleasa Houghton; Children
Israel Houghton met his ex-wife Meleasa Houghton for the first time at the Houghton’s ministry located in Pittsburgh. They soon fell in love with each other and after dating for a couple of years, the pair married in 1994.
The pair shared a great bond, penned songs together. The couple has three children together; Mariah, Israel II, and Milan Lily.
Israel Houghton with ex-wife Meleasa Houghton
Source: EEW magazine buzz
Even though, the couple kept the birth details of their children a secret, their daughter Mariah is reportedly married to her boyfriend Byron, whom Meleasa Houghton often calls her son too.
But unlike their daughter's happy married life, Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton, after almost 22 years of relationship, they separated in 2015, and their divorce was finalized in 2016.
Israel Houghton' Divorce Issues with Meleasa Houghton
Following Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton's separation in 2015, the couple's divorce was finalized on February 22, 2016.
On 23rd February, Israel posted on social media confessing that he failed in his marriage. He wrote that the challenges in his relationship with his wife became too much to overcome.
Well, the reason for the divorce is not enlightened till date, but Israel's cheating allegation was rumored to be the key point for divorce.
Israel Houghton Married for the Second Time
Many people suspected that Israel Houghton' second wife was the reason behind their separation, but No! the assumption was refused by the Love God, Love People singer despite the fact that Israel knew his second wife Adrienne Bailon while he was married to his first wife.
A lot of people believe that Israel Houghton’s then-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon, co-host of “The Real,” was the reason behind his split. But Isreal, who has a net worth of 48 million, confessed that Bailon had nothing to do with his divorce.
My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement. It seems to be simple math that I had not even met Adrienne during the time my marriage was falling apart.
Adrienne is a woman of integrity & character… Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions.
Israel Houghton with second wife Adrienne Bailon Source: ABC news
But the fate later turned them as a couple. Now, the pair is happy together.
Israel Houghton's Second Marriage: Wife Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Bailon, who has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million, is Israel Houghton’s wife at present. The pair met in 2013 while they worked together in the 2013 movie I'm In Love With A Church Girl work.
They both were in the same friend circle. But after Israe Houghton's first marriage break down in 2015, the couple became close enough and started dating in early 2016.
Later, after nine months of dating, Israel and Adrienne walked down the aisle on November 11, 2016, in Paris.
The wedding was attended by Bailon’s The Real co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, and Tamera Mowry-Housley.
It's been nearly two years since the couple got married and no mishaps of divorce in their relationship has emerged till date. Also, the couple is yet to share the children of their own.
On the other hand, Israel Houghton's ex-wife Meleasa Houghton is not involved in other affairs. Meleasa continues to stay single and taking care of three children.
Have a look at a video, Adrienne talking about her husband, Israel Houghton.
Video: Adrienne Bailon talks about beau Israel Houghton
We wish them best for further. Stay tuned!!