Meleasa Houghton's Revealed her Reason of Divorce with her Husband Israel ! View Full Report
It is not unusual when people file for divorce, but it is a big thing when the marital relationship of 20 years is called off. Same was the case with American Singer and songwriter Israel Houghton, who has started his new life with his new wife since the divorce.
Houghton's took the headlines when they called off their marriage in 2016. But what’s the reason behind it?
The Real Reason Behind The Divorce!
Grammy-winning songwriter, producer and an estranged husband, Israel Houghton confessed about his infidelity with Meleasa Hoghton while they were still married, on February 22, 2016.
He made a Facebook post, which he later deleted, stating he failed and sinned in his marriage. He said,
"Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage. ... Although we tried, the challenges in our relationship have proven too much to overcome. We have always handled our family and ministry with grace and generosity toward others, discretion, and privacy,"
Not only Israel Houghton confessed but also apologized to his fans, families, and friends for cheating his wife of 20 years, Meleasa Houghton, with whom he shared three children: Mariah, Israel II, and Milan Lily.
Israel Houghton's confession regarding his divorce and cheating scandal (joy105.com)
As the speculations continued, fans wanted to understand the main reason behind their divorce. Many of them believed the main reason behind the split was Israel's affair with Adrienne Bailon, co-host of “The Real.”
However, Israel was in no mood to take that blow as he revealed his then-girlfriend had nothing to do with his split from Meleasa.
"My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement. It seems to be simple math that I had not even met Adrienne during the time my marriage was falling apart. Adrienne is a woman of integrity & character… Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions."
Following his sin-confession, Israel lost his job as worship leader at Joel Osteen megachurch in March 2016.
Further, in 2016, it was revealed that Israel was fathering two children, Kingston and Khristian during his marriage with then-wife, Meleasa Houghton.
In June 2016, DeVawn Moreno, the mother of Kingston and Khristian, sued Israel regarding child support payments, but the case was dismissed in December 2016.
New Life New Wife!
Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon started dating after his divorce was made official. They were later spotted kissing during their holiday in Tulum, Mexico in March 2016.
Israel Houghton and his then-girlfriend Adrienne Bailon enjoying their vacation at Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa in Tulum, Mexico in March 2016 (www.blacktinamagazine.com)
Bailon's boyfriend turned husband Houghton, who is active on social media, has answered how the relationship between them started. He said,
I met Adrienne Bailon a bit over 2 years ago, we worked together & became friends. Our circles connected & we remained good friends. From a friendship, as two single adults we have very recently begun to explore a dating relationship.
Israel Houghton got married to Adrienne Bailon on November 11, 2016, and one of their wedding glimpses was shared on Instagram.
In case of Meleasa Houghton, she has not involved in any relationship right away from the divorce. Instead, she is busy enjoying time with her family of three children which can be evident in Meleasa's social media time and again.
Meleasa's daughter, Mariah also got married to Byron in 2016, the same year, Israel got remarried as shared in Meleasa's Instagram.
Recently, she shared an Instagram video on January 5, 2018, that showed her children jamming together.
Further, Meleasa made the headlines in 2017 together with her ex-husband, Israel after Deutsche Bank sued the pair to foreclose the home. The home was once the family residence of the duo in Harris County, Texas, of which mortgage, Israel had failed to pay the home's mortgage for several months.
Later in August 2017, the matters solved after Israel found a buyer for the home, relieving him nearly $90,000 debt.
To fail Your wife is to fail God, Meleasa receives Letter of encouragement
After it had been revealed that Israel had gotten engaged with Adrienne Bailon, OAP Shaniqua Jon Snow sent a letter to Meleasa encouraging her and condemning the act of infidelity by men. The post and account has since been deleted, but the post read as follows,
Twenty years of one’s life just gone done the drain. I simply just don’t get it. How men just don’t want to grow up. How they feel younger women and butterflies in the tummy should be the next thing to acquire as soon as they become rich or richer.
You think Adrienne would be all ‘i am so in love with my bf’ if #Israelhoughton wasn’t rich and couldn’t afford expensive getaways? Everyone is congratulating #adriennebailon but I just feel so much pity for #meleasahoughton. Where does she start from? Like she just wasted 20 years of her life. She always took a back seat, let the spotlight remain on #israelhoughton. She was always behind him in those pictures, prolly never felt good enough, wanted to cover up as much as possible as a Minister’s wife. ‘Oh you are a Minister’s wife, you should cover up as much as possible, no – not much make up’ etc. Anyone notices how Adrienne doesn’t cover up much – Minister’s fiancee or not, and Israel is so blind to see it. What does he know? He’s so in love… He could fly her to the moon if he could. Shamelessly displaying all his love to his new fiancée on SM not minding how hurt his wife may be seeing all of their clothless vacations and PDA.
When will men grow up?
When will they understand that God takes vows and marriages seriously?
When will they put as half as they put in new relationships into their marriages?
Old wine tastes better than new wine. Forget the new wine bottle, forget the shape, forget the waiter that serves it, forget how it makes you feel. Invest in your marriages, make it work. To fail your wife is to fail God. Take your marriages seriously. Date your wives. Take them on romantic getaways. Make them express themselves as they want to. Help them chase their own dreams. And to #meleasahoughton chase your dreams, don’t give up on them. Surround yourself with good friends and family. Laugh, love and heal. It may take a while but God’s got you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Don’t feel less in any way. You are such an incredible and beautiful woman, never doubt that.
My heart is with you, now and always, XOXO
The OAP also condemned men for not giving time and effort into their marriage and how fickle they can be when it comes to Marriages and relationship. The letter then proceeds to motivate Meleasa and assures that they and God himself is behind Meleasa and she has much more to be happy for.
Being a worship leader, songwriter, Grammy Award-winning singer and a musician, Israel Houghton has an accumulated net worth of $8 million.There might be a probability about Meleasa’s current net worth after divorce could be half of her ex-husband i.e. $4 million.