‘I Can See Your Voice’ Star Adrienne Bailon Welcomes First Child
I Can See Your Voice panelist Adrienne Bailon has welcomed her first child with her husband, singer Israel Houghton. They posted the happy news on Instagram Tuesday, revealing that they had a son named Ever James via surrogate.
Adrienne Bailon Welcomes First Child with Husband
Bailon posted a black and white photo of her and her husband with their baby on Instagram, writing in the caption that their journey to having a child has been “very challenging.” The couple kept the fact that they were expecting a secret.
“He is worth every tear, every disappointment, every delayed prayer, every IVF cycle, every miscarriage. Everything,” Bailon wrote. “All we feel is joy and overwhelming love & gratitude. Grateful to God, to our angel surrogate and to all of our friends and family who have stood with us for over 5 years on this journey.”
Bailon and Houghton married in 2016. This is Bailon’s first child, and the fifth for Houghton. According to People, Houghton also has four other children from a previous relationship. In her Instagram post, Bailon added the hashtag #HappilyEverHoughton.
In addition to her gig on I Can See Your Voice, Bailon also appeared on The Masked Singer Season 2 as Flamingo. She was one of two former members of the Cheetah Girls to appear on that season, the other being Raven-Symoné (Black Widow).
Bailon Opened Up About Her Fertility Struggles
In 2018, Bailon opened up about her experience trying to get pregnant on her talk show The Real. According to People, she expressed her frustration with people asking if she was pregnant.
“I think that as an audience we should be sensitive to the fact that everybody doesn’t get pregnant right away,” she said at the time. “I think for myself I thought it would happen so easily for me and it just hasn’t happened that way.”
Bailon added that she had “come to peace with that it’ll happen when it’s God’s timing.” Still, she said that it could be “really discouraging and it can be really frustrating.”
Bailon’s co-host Jeannie Mai commented on her Instagram announcement, writing of her own daughter, “Monaco’s ready for matching outfits.” Former co-host Tamera Mowry also commented, writing, “Cried so many tears of joy today!”