Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton welcomed their first child, a baby boy. The former Emmy award-winning co-host of The Real and the contemporary gospel artist are the new parents of son Ever James via surrogate.
Bailon took to Instagram to pin poetic verses to celebrate the arrival of their little one.
Ever James ♾
For this child we have prayed
Just to hear our baby cry
Skin to skin and face to face
Heart to heart and eye to eye…
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Bailon expressed the immediate love she and her husband have for their son while acknowledging the challenges it took to get to this moment.
Our baby boy is here & we are so in love! If you have followed our love story… you know that our journey to baby has been very challenging – But God is true to His word and His promises. We have quietly prayed while sitting on this most magnificent secret for the last 9 months. He is worth every tear, every disappointment, every delayed prayer, every IVF cycle, every miscarriage. Everything. 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. He’s here and we have never been happier to lose sleep!
The singer and actress signed off on the post with the hashtag… #HappilyEverHoughton ?
Congratulations to the Houghton family!
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Photo Credit: Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images