Adrienne Bailon shares how she was impacted by her parents’ loveless marriage.
Adrienne Bailon has never been afraid to keep it, well, real during the #GirlTalk segment of the talk show The Real, alongside co-hosts Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai. The television star recently confessed her baby-making plans and now, she’s getting personal about her life growing up.
On Jan. 30, the host revealed the impact that her parents’ loveless marriage had on her, and what she learned from the experience. “I knew they weren’t happy,” she said. “I knew my mom was struggling with depression because she was in a very unhappy marriage… I knew there wasn’t that kind of love there and that sometimes can do just as much harm to a child as it can getting divorced because you’re showing a bad example of what a marriage should be.”
Fans of the talk show agreed with Bailon. One person reponded, “I’m going through the exact same thing with my mom and my step dad, @adriennebailon. And you’re right, it does more harm. What relationships are we suppose to look up to? Because that sure isn’t showing me what a positive and healthy relationship should look like.” Another added, “@adriennebailon it’s very true my parents divorced after 30 years and I always saw the level of unhappy and functional disfunction it definitely shapes your view as you grow up and have your own relationships.”
Fortunately this does not seem to apply to the marriage of the former Cheetah Girl, who’s ready to have children with husband Israel Houghton. “My wish for  would be to start a family,” she told the audience of The Real last month. “That would be my biggest dream come true. I’ve always said I want to be a mom. So prayers up and we will see what happens.”
In early January, The Real talk show was picked up by Fox TV for two more seasons.