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… From a friendship, as two single adults we have recently begun to explore a dating relationship,” he wrote in part.
Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton have been dating for about a month and the couple's union is getting flack from fans who think Adrienne is the reason Israel split from his wife Meleasa.
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Israel Houghton is defending Adrienne Bailon after getting caught up in a dating scandal rumor that she was romantically involved with the gospel singer, while he was still married to his wife of over 20 years.