Actress/host Adrienne Bailon and husband Israel Houghton are enjoying newlywed life, which they share on their respective social media profiles. But Israel wants people to know that the couple is about more than just hashtags. He and Adrienne appeared on a recent episode of The Real to talk about their charitable endeavors including one that is targeted to assist L.A.’s homeless. The Besos Care packages program gives homeless people several essential products many of us take for granted.
When asked what was their inspiration for the initiative, Houghton immediately defended his wife’s character, stating that her “glamorous” Instagram posts do not really showcase her generous heart.
“When I brag about Adrienne to friends of mine, to family, to people who have yet met her, I brag that she is from the Lower East Side in New York City and that there is this earthy, down to earth personality there, there’s this love for people, there’s this very family oriented persona about her,” Houghton explained. “So when we started talking about what’s next, every time I would ask her that, it was never, ‘I wanna do this career wise, I wanna do this next platform.’ It was like, ‘I wanna do something to help, I wanna do something to give back.'”
Adrienne interjected, “I always say that I think God works in mysterious ways, He makes things happen in your life. I say that israel is not just the love of my life but he is my purpose partner. I think when you find someone that helps build your purpose, I wanna do something more than stunt on the gram and live a fabulous life.”
She went on to say that as a couple they researched all the things people in need require. They found that toothpaste, deodorant, socks and bottled water were all on the list of necessities.