Adrienne Bailon welcomes son Ever James with husband Israel Houghton

"Our journey to baby has been very challenging," Bailon wrote.

August 17, 2022, 11:08 AM
PHOTO: Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Israel Houghton and Adrienne Bailon on March 27, 2022 in West Hollywood, Calif.
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Adrienne Bailon and her husband Israel Houghton have welcomed home a new bundle of joy.

The couple announced on Instagram Tuesday that they welcomed a baby boy named Ever James via surrogate.

"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," the couple wrote in the caption of a shared post, alongside a heartwarming black and white photo of the trio snuggled in bed together.

"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," they continued.

"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."

The new parents thanked those who "have stood with us over 5 years on this journey," adding, "He's here and we have never been happier to lose sleep!"

The couple, who married in 2016, were flooded with congratulatory messages in the comments of the post, including from celebrities like Khloe Kardashian.

"I am so beyond happy for you A!!! He is the luckiest little boy to have you both as his parents," the reality star wrote. "You are going to be the most incredible mommy! I love you! Enjoy every second."

Country singer Mickey Guyton, "Real Housewives of Atlanta" alum NeNe Leakes and others also sent the couple well wishes.

This is the first child for Bailon, who first became famous as a member of the musical groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls and later served as a talk show host on "The Real," and the fifth for Houghton.

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