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Adrienne Bailon and her boyfriend of just a few months, Israel Houghton, are engaged!

Bailon confirmed the news on Instagram late Friday night with a video of her stunning ring perfectly held in front of a lit up Eiffel Tower. “You. Me. Out,” she captioned the image.

You. Me. Oui.

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Shortly before showing off the reported colorless 8-carat emerald-cut diamond ring, The Real co-host posted a video of she and the famous gospel singer kissing in front of the tower. 

Israel also shared some personal thoughts on Instagram, posting a lengthy message expressing his love for his bride-to-be.

“I have seen and felt the essence of Gods grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman. I’ve seen her attacked, lied about, wrongfully accused, mocked, laughed at, and misunderstood. But, I’ve also seen the shining example of the eagle she is that rises above the cacophony of the noise of ignorants- I’m learning from her example,” he wrote.

The Grammy Award-winner added, “She loves Jesus. She loves her family. She loves people. Even the ones that don’t love her back. I pray God give me that same grace in my life. I’ve taken a giant leap of faith in asking her to share life with me forever and to give me a shot at getting it right this time… She has graciously granted my request… She said yes. Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me.”

Adrienne’s friends and co-hosts also took to social media to congratulate Bailon and Houghton on the big moment. The Real’s Loni Love wrote on Instagram: “Congratulations to @ihoughton and @adriennebailon on their engagement … I love you Munchkin. You are so full of love and light this is your moment so enjoy. You, Is, have become my brother. I now have some else to borrow money from… #love.”

Adrienne and Israel confirmed their relationship back in March after being spotted on vacation together. Their relationship revelation came just one month after Houghton not only announced he and then-wife of 2o years, Meleasa Houghton, were officially divorced, but that he was apologetic for being unfaithful during their marriage.

It’s worth noting that Adrienne will now officially be a mom to three teenagers — Israel’s kids from his previous marriage, Mariah, Israel and Milan.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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