It's been almost 20 years since Adrienne Bailon first burst onto the scene as one of the lead vocalists in the girl group 3LW. The singer, actress, and songwriter was discovered by Latin icon Ricky Martin, who picked her out of her church choir during a performance at Madison Square Garden to be a back-up singer for his NYC Livin' la Vida Loca tour stop.
Her next project made her a household name with young fans of the Disney Channel. Alongside Raven-Symoné, Sabrina Bryan, and fellow 3LW member Kiely Williams, Adrienne starred as one of The Cheetah Girls.
With singing and a lucrative acting career under her belt, Adrienne tried out a new role in 2007 as Rob Kardashian's serious girlfriend. Keeping Up With the Kardashians viewers watched her segue into reality TV, and get a matching tattoo and move in with the future sock designer — though their relationship ended in 2009. Nowadays, the 33-year-old is settled down and serves as one of the hosts on The Real. Keep reading to find out more about the beauty!
Did Adrienne Bailon go to college?
Despite her initial ambitions to go into the medical field, Adrienne did not end up going to college. She went to the High School for Health Professions and Human Services and had dreams of helping deliver babies. "I really wanted to be an Obstetrician!" she has said. But after her music career took off, she never pursued a degree.
Did Adrienne Bailon get married?
Adrienne married 46-year-old musician, producer, and Christian leader Israel Houghton in 2016. She had been engaged once before in 2015 to her boyfriend of six years, music executive Lenny Santiago, but the couple called off their wedding later that year.
Did Adrienne Bailon cheat on Rob Kardashian?
No, it's allegedly the other way around. While the reason behind their breakup wasn't detailed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians — only its aftermath as Rob tried desperately to win her back — Adrienne later revealed that he had cheated on her during their relationship.
"I absolutely never cheated on Rob and I just want to clarify that," she said on The Real. "And the way it's said — it's like, 'She slept with mad people.' I'm like, 'Uh, I can't speak for anybody else, but I can assure [you] that was not me.'"
Can Adrienne Bailon sing?
Yes! After getting her start in the girl group 3LW, she went on to play singer Chanel in the three Cheetah Girls movies. Following her Disney Channel success, Adrienne was signed to Def Jam with plans to release a solo album, but she later admitted that her fear of failure killed the project.
Are Adrienne Bailon and Julissa Bermudez still friends?
Adrienne's BFF is Julissa Bermudez. They're still close and have been pals for over 10 years. They met on the set of MTV's 2006 movie, All You Got, when Adrienne invited Julissa into her trailer when they were prepping for a shoot. "We literally started comparing dimples on our butt cheeks," Julissa said on The Real. "It was friendship at first dimple." Added Adrienne, "When you bond with a girl over cellulite, that's long-lasting."
Does Adrienne Bailon speak Spanish?
Yes, she does. Adrienne is from NYC, where she was born to a Puerto Rican mother and Ecuadorian father. She has recorded several songs in Spanish for The Cheetah Girls as well.
"Yes, I'm grateful that I was raised in a house where both of my parents are Spanish-speaking. So it was my first language," Adrienne has revealed. "But my children may not speak as perfect Spanish as I do. I pray that people don't hold that against my kids."
Where does Adrienne Bailon currently live?
The Real films in Studio City, CA, so we assume she lives nearby. Her and her hubby also have a family home in Nashville, TN. On a recent episode of her talk show, Adrienne revealed that when Israel went away for a night, fellow co-hosts Loni Love and Jeannie Mai came over for a sleepover. "Our girl A doesn't like to be alone because she's never lived in a house before," Jeannie shared. "This is a New Yorker! She's always in apartments and stuff."
Adrienne explained, "I grew up in the Projects of the Lower East Side. I shared a bedroom with my sister. I've been working since I was 14 years old... I've never lived in an apartment bigger than, like, 600 square feet and that's, like, a bigger apartment. So living in a house now that has, like, multiple floors, I'm like, hello!"
She continued, "I have promised myself that every day that I come into the house, I'm going to remind myself how grateful I am. I'm going to walk in and still be excited because you know, people forget where they come from."