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 Israel Houghton

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We’ve heard so much about Adrienne Bailon, 32, and Israel Houghton, 45, as a couple, but I realized that I really don’t know much about him on his own. I know that she’s very much in love with him, and the same feelings seem to be strong the other way around, but what’s his story? Click on through for more info on the Israel & New Breed singer, and future Mr. to our favorite Cheetah Girl.

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His Family Situation

Let’s get the controversial stuff out of the way first…

According to our friends over at BOSSIP, Houghton is currently being sued by the Texas State Attorney General’s Child Support Division. They’ve reportedly done so in order to force him to “pay for the upkeep” of two young children fathered outside of his marriage to ex-wife Meleasa Houghton. The pair were married for 20 years and have three children together. Houghton also has a son from a previous relationship.

The division is demanding that he start paying back and current child support for the two children, ages 4 and 2, that he had with a young woman named De Vawn Moreno, 31. They’re also seeking payment of medical expenses and health insurance for the kids, and plan to go through his tax returns, checking, savings accounts and more to figure out his income history and identify how much he owes. Houghton has reportedly already admitted paternity of the 4-year-old. Both children have his last name according to court papers. The singer’s lawyer has responded by saying that Houghton does indeed provide for the two children.

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