Adrienne Bailon Opens Up About Why She Kept Surrogacy A Secret


Adrienne Bailon Houghton is finally a mother and she’s opening up about the birth of her newborn son, Ever.

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The actress and her husband, Israel Houghton, welcomed their first child together via surrogate last month. In a new interview with ET, the couple reveal some behind-the-scenes details about their journey, including why they chose to keep the pregnancy a secret until their son was here.

“I hope that even by me not giving the information, it hopefully inspired somebody to say, ‘I don’t owe this to anyone, I don’t owe an explanation to anyone about why, how,’” Adrienne says about why she and Israel chose to keep the pregnancy a secret. “I think that there is that saying, ‘Get out of my uterus.’ As women, we have people constantly prying and asking questions that sometimes are just inappropriate and sometimes you don’t wanna share, and I hope that this encourages somebody to know that they don’t have to feel bad about it.”

“They don’t owe anybody that explanation,” she continued. “That, more than anything, that it is their journey to own, and it is all their own, and it is between them and their family and the people that love them.”

Ever is Adrienne’s first baby, while Israel has four children from a previous relationship. Their decision to use a surrogate to carry their son wasn’t an easy one, though, as it came after the former The Real co-host underwent multiple rounds of IVF over the years.


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