"It deeply saddens me that an innocent party would be dragged into this situation that I have taken personal responsibility for. Most of all she is a true friend, and she should not be blamed for my past indiscretions."Houghton had indeed been very honest about his split from Meleasa in a statement he released at the time."It is with a collective heavy heart that we announce that after over 20 years of marriage and a long separation, Meleasa and I are officially divorced," the Grammy winner said on Instagram.
"Several years ago I failed and sinned in my marriage.
Just one month ago, Houghton announced his divorce from his wife, Meleasa, of over 20 years.
Thus, the new photos of him with Bailon got the rumor mill spinning with assumptions that the "I understand that gossip and salacious untrue speculative stories are far more interesting and entertaining than the truth & facts.
But, it's incredibly unfair to allow someone to carry the burden, blame & shame of something they had nothing to do with," he wrote, noting he met Bailon two years ago while working together on "As I previously wrote in a statement I released a while back, My marriage had been over for quite some time before going public with my divorce announcement...