Looks like Adrienne Bailon recently suffered a romance overload! (That poor, poor girl...) Not only is Bailon newly engaged after her beau Israel Houghton popped the question, but the groom-to-be got down on one knee in one of the world's most picturesque locales — the Eiffel Tower! Could the moment possibly get anymore romantic? As it turns out, yes it can, thanks to a mega-watt engagement ring whose sparkle could compete with that of the City of Lights.
The Real star took to social media to announce her and Houghton's happy news by posting a très belle engagement ring selfie and a few other celebratory shots (see below) during their Parisian getaway. "You. Me. Oui," Bailon captioned an Instagram video of her super sparkler glittering in front of the Eiffel Tower. And guys, that rock is HUGE. Even the Eiffel Tower couldn't compete with the beauty of Bailon's emerald-cut ring and its haute halo.
According to Entertainment Tonight, Bailon — who was previously linked to music executive Lenny Santiango and formerly dated Rob Kardashian — and Houghton originally jetted to Paris to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the bride-to-be's parents. But apparently the Grammy-winning Christian musician had some tricks — and a ring! — up his sleeve. After popping the question, he took to his own Instagram page to write a sweet spiel about his to-be wife.
"I have seen and felt the essence of Gods grace through the life, the kindness and the courage of this woman," Houghton began. "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."
"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," the gospel singer continued. "She has graciously granted my request... She said yes. Thanks Be To God. Thank you @adriennebailon for graciously loving me."
Congratulations, you two! We couldn't be more excited as you say bonjour to this new chapter.