The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, 2000.The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA, selling 1.3 million copies in the United States."It deeply saddens me that an innocent party would be dragged into this situation that I have taken personal responsibility for. Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions."Houghton had indeed been very honest about his split from Meleasa in a statement he released at the time."It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced," the Grammy winner said on Instagram."Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage.But, it's incredibly unfair to allow someone to carry the burden, blame & shame of something they had nothing to do with," he wrote, noting he met Bailon two years ago while working together on "As I previously wrote in a statement I released a while back, My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement...I had not even yet met Adrienne during the time my marriage was falling apart," he continued.
Bailon has established a solo music career, contributing two solo tracks, including "What If", to The Cheetah Girls: One World soundtrack as well as the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack, and numerous other guest musical ventures.
Just one month ago, Houghton announced his divorce from his wife, Meleasa, of over 20 years.
Thus, the new photos of him with Bailon got the rumor mill spinning with assumptions that the "I understand that gossip and salacious untrue speculative stories are far more interesting and entertaining than the truth & facts.
Bailon started her career with singing group 3LW which led to her involvement in the Disney franchise, The Cheetah Girls.
Bailon recorded a debut solo album which was later shelved.