Israel Houghton Has Found a Loving Stepmother For His Children
After divorcing Meleasa Houghton in February 2016, Gospel singer Israel Houghton got married to Adrienne Bailon, a renowned beauty and fashion content creator. Having tied the knot with Israel back in 2016, Bailon, now Adrienne Houghton, is also a stepmother to her husband's children from the previous relationship.
Adrienne, who is known to be candid about her life both in her social media posts and through her YouTube Channel, has openly expressed her warm relation with her stepchildren. In fact, in a segment from The Real Daytime, the famous television personality said that her stepchildren don't refer to her as a stepmom but rather as 'Lit Mom' to commemorate their 'lit' relationship with one another.
Adrienne Is A Mother To Israel Houghton's Four Children
According to Israel Houghton's IMDb bio section, he married his first and now ex-wife, Meleasa Houghton, in 1994. During their marriage, which lasted until February 22, 2016, the two raised three children Sonny, Mariah, and Lillie.
Their son, Sonny Houghton, is a singer-songwriter and music producer. Additionally, he is also the director of marketing at Beat Bank — a music production, mix, and mastering platform. Daughter Lillie Houghton works with Sonny as a content director at Beat Bank while their daughter, Mariah Houghton is a model and an overall artistic person, which is evident in her Instagram account.
Israel also has a son, Jordan Houghton, about whom he occasionally posts on Instagram. However, in Israel's ex-wife Meleasa's Instagram, she mentions that she is the mother of Mariah, Sonny, and Lillie, with no mention of Jordan, which suggests that he is Israel's son from a previous relationship, although it isn't official. However, Jordan does appear to share close ties with his father and stepmom as he also promotes his father's and Adrienne's initiatives via his Instagram handle.
Adrienne Is Open About Her Personal Life
Adrienne Bailon, who became Adrienne Houghton on November 11, 2016, doesn't shy away from opening herself and her lifestyle to anybody. The name of her Youtube channel 'All Things Adrienne' alludes to how she is open to sharing her life experiences with her viewers, which she also mentions in her promo video. Perhaps this same eagerness of allowing people into her lives has led her to be so well-adjusted with Israel's kids.
During an interview, while talking about her relationship with Houghton's children, Adrienne said that the kids were great and expressed gratitude towards their parents for raising them right.
They are wonderful people and I just think they are phenomenal little human beings. They are so much fun and I think it’s just a testament to how their parents raise them.
She then went on to express how she felt at the time that she was going to be a permanent part of the kids’ lives.
Honored. I think when you love somebody you love all the parts of them and their extensions. It’s awesome to see little parts of him in them and how smart, wise, kind and generous they are.
Adrienne Shares A Special Bond With One Of the Daughters
Out of the three children, Adrienne seems to be especially close to Israel's daughter Mariah. The stepdaughter-stepmom duo has wonderful chemistry, as has been observed on multiple occasions.
On Maria's 24th birthday on August 31, 2020, Adrienne took to Instagram to wish her a happy birthday. The caption read, “My favorite person to be EXTRA with is 24 today! Lol. These pics are literally US... ALWAYS!‚ I love you so much! ... let the fun begin!”
Mariah has even appeared on her stepmom's YouTube channel. On February 25, 2020, Adrienne uploaded a video titled "Meet My Sister… I Mean, Stepdaughter!" on her channel where Adrienne said that they were going to talk "all things Mariah" that day.
The video began with both saying that they hated the term "stepdaughter" and "stepmother." They also said that they shared the same height, shoes, and clothing measurements. They revealed that people often mistook them as sisters because of their similar style. The confusion is not at all surprising because they only have about 13 years of an age difference.