Two weeks ago, Grammy-winning Christian musician Israel Houghton slayed the romance game when he proposed to Adrienne Bailon during a picture-perfect Parisian getaway. The Real star took to social media to announce her and Houghton's happy news by posting a trés belle engagement ring selfie, featuring her new supersized sparkler glittering in front of the Eiffel Tower. We haven't stopped talking about Bailon's emerald-cut engagement ring ever since. But now, Bailon is the one doing the talking, as the actress is finally dishing on her whirlwind engagement.
Bailon and Houghton had originally jetted to Paris to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the bride-to-be's parents, making the perfectly planned proposal a complete surprise to the talkshow host. "There was some trickery going on," Bailon shared during a recent appearance on Hollywood Today Live.
"It honestly was just magical. My parents being there was so special to me. They actually were celebrating 20 years of marriage. I thought originally that we were just celebrating them and then obviously when the surprise happened, I was super excited and super happy. I can't wait," she said.
Bailon also revealed that although Houghton slipped that impressive super sparkler on her finger just six months into their romantic relationship, the to-be-wedded pair were actually friends long before. "We were friends for three years before [dating]," Bailon explained. "I think that makes a difference."
"I knew exactly what I wanted and he is everything I wanted and more. He's awesome. He is my best friend," she continued. "We never thought we'd end up together... And then he got to know the real me and I love that."
Now onto the wedding planning! And in case you were wondering, yes, Bailon's The Real co-stars Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry, and Loni Love will all be playing a part in the big day. We're envisioning the bridesmaid dresses now...