Adrienne Bailon is dating Grammy Award–winning Christian music artist Israel Houghton, a source confirms to Us Weekly.The couple were recently spotted on vacation together at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico.The Real talk-show host and the gospel singer spent the week relaxing on the beach, unwinding at the spa and enjoying a tequila tasting.
He exec-produced her 2013 film I’m in Love With a Church Girl.Speculation that the pair are engaged began after they were seen wearing matching bands on their ring fingers, but a source tells Us that’s just a coincidence.“[They] just have the same rings from Cartier that they bought separately,” the friend explains to Us.“They normally hang out in group circles but over spring break decided to take a trip alone together for the first time.”Houghton announced his divorce from his wife, Meleasa, in February, after more than 20 years of marriage and a long separation.Bailon was previously engaged to Lenny Santiago after six years of dating, but the pair called off their engagement in September 2015.
She also dated Rob Kardashian, but the two called it quits in 2009 after two years together.
Modern novels, movies, magazines, and television programs which fantasize and glorify the notion of “romantic love” are describing a type of ideal relationship that may exist in literary form or in the poetic imagination, but which bears very little resemblance to what love is all about in the everyday world of real life.
People who read love stories or watch television programs should realize that while courtship, chivalry, romance and passion do play their separate and respective roles in the dramatic awakening and eventual attainment of satisfaction in love, these are all elements in a process, but they do not by any means add up to the whole of the love experience.
Nor is romantic love an end in itself, so that it cannot and should not be accepted in defense of any type of behavior in any male-female relationship which is less than a properly controlled one.
Such explanations as “We couldn’t help ourselves, we just fell in love”, or “we didn’t realize what was happening” are excuses, not reasons, because people usually do realize very well indeed, what is happening; they all too often try to convince themselves that certain forms of intimacy are justified because the two individuals concerned happen to be truly in love.
To fool oneself through this tactic is to lose control over oneself.