is happily in love!
co-host dished on her recent engagement to singer-songwriter Israel Houghton on
Hollywood Today Live!
, describing the special moment as “magical.”
“I was surprised with my parents showing up in Paris. I didn’t know. There was some trickery going on,” Bailon said of Houghton
popping the question in Paris
“It honestly was just magical. My parents being there was so special to me. They actually were celebrating 20 years of marriage. I thought originally that we were just celebrating them and then obviously when the surprise happened, I was super excited and super happy. I can’t wait,” Bailon continued.
Bailon revealed that although the couple dated for only six months before he put a ring on her finger, they were friends for three years prior to hitting it off romantically.
“I think that makes a big difference,” Bailon said of having a friendship foundation. “Being older you kind of know what you want. I think when you’re younger, you have to date around – kind of see what you like, what you don’t.”
The 32-year-old said of her fiancé: “I knew exactly what I wanted and he is everything I wanted and more. He’s awesome. He is my best friend. I think that makes such a big difference.”
On the day of her engagement, Bailon shared a video of her big, sparkling diamond in front of a glittery Eifel Tower. “You. Me. Oui,” she captioned the video.
You. Me. Oui.
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and 45-year-old Houghton went public with their relationship in April, months after Bailon
ended her seven-month engagement
to Lenny Santiago, who proposed in February 2015.
“We never thought we’d end up together,” Bailon admitted of their relationship. “We’d hang out with a bunch of friends and I would say ridiculous things out of my mouth that I probably wouldn’t say if I really liked him. And then he got to know the real me and I love that.”