From cheetah lady to Emmy winner: Adrienne Bailon shares the playbook for creating her personal fairy story
Instead, they were friends first after meeting in 2013 in Bailon's film, "I'm In Love With a Church Girl," a film Houghton produced. She even helped him go on dates with her own friends before realizing she was more into him than she was. There was also the musical connection. “He started singing these songs that I grew up in my church, literally like songs that I swear nobody knows,” she recalled E! News. “He says, 'I've grown up with these songs since I was a kid.' And at that moment I thought, Oh my God, this is someone who actually understands me and understands me and knows me I thought, oh, this is my soulmate. I see. We've known each other for a lifetime – we just didn't even know it. "
Houghton was there too. Although he had previously renounced marriage, he went on a knee ride in the middle of the boat when they cruised in front of the Eiffel Tower in August 2016. "I made a big leap in confidence when I asked her to share life with me forever, give me a chance to get it right this time," he announced to fans in an Instagram post. "She graciously granted my request … She said yes." Exactly three months later, on November 11, 2016, they were back in the City of Light, only this time to become husband and wife. The festivities were picturesque as the couple tied and partied at the famous Hôtel Plaza Athénée. "My favorite moment was getting married to my best friend, sitting in the back of that old Rolls Royce and having fries with him on the way to the Eiffel Tower to take our official photos," she recalled E! News. "And we have pictures of literally filling our faces with french fries in this super posh moment. I'm with my train in my dress and just sitting with my beast who eats french fries, and I really enjoyed that . "
On Wednesday, the couple heralded their fourth wedding anniversary with public declarations of love. "You are my soul mate, my partner, my lover and my best friend," she wrote on Instagram to Houghton. "These last 4 years have been the happiest of my life. Being loved by you gives me wings. Cheers forever and ever … I love you with me all."