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Adrienne Bailon Shares Sweet New Details of Fiance Israel Houghton’s Proposal

Adrienne Bailon FianceAdrienne Bailon (L) and Israel Houghton attends 2016 ESPYs Talent Resources Sports Luxury Lounge on July 12, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tasia Wells/Getty Images for Talent Resources Sports )

Adrienne Bailon gets real about her engagement to Israel Houghton. The talk show host and former Cheetah Girls singer visited Hollywood Today Live on Friday, August 26, to share sweet new details about her fiance’s romantic proposal in Paris and their upcoming wedding plans.

The 32-year old bride-to-be shared that she and Houghton, 45, had been vacationing all over Europe when he popped the question. After spending time in Greece, they returned to Paris where Bailon was surprised to find her parents waiting for them.

Houghton – a Christian music artist – took his love to the brightly lit Eiffel Tower at night to propose. “There was some trickery going on,” the soon-to-be bride told Hollywood Today Live hosts. “It was honestly just magical,” she recalled. “My parents being there was so special to me. They were actually celebrating 20 years of marriage.” Before the sweet proposal, Bailon assumed her parents were in Paris to celebrate their anniversary.

When asked how she knew Houghton was “the guy” after dating for only six months, The Real host shared that they had been friends for three years before their relationship progressed. “I think that makes a big difference,” she said, “and being older, you kind of know what you want.”

Bailon explained that her dating years helped her to realize what qualities she wanted in a partner. “I’m gonna be 33 this year. I [knew] exactly what I wanted, and he is everything I wanted and more… He’s awesome,” she gushed about her fiance.

The bride-to-be went on to describe Houghton as her “best friend.” She explained that they never thought they’d end up together, so they always “acted like [themselves]” and never had ulterior motives. “He got to know the real me. I love that,” she shared.

Bailon is looking forward to The Real kicking off its new season on September 12. She is excited to getting viewers’ input for her pre-wedding celebrations, though she’ll be making the choices for her wedding, stating, “I’ve gotta make my decisions for that day.”

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Kelly Spears
Kelly Spears
Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'