Of course they’ll go out with you.’ ” But not all the dates went well. He’s got the best smile, brows of a god, his skin basically glows and he plays mad instruments. “A while later, we were sitting in the corner together at a party and a friend of ours came up and said, ‘You guys have old love,’ ” she says. That was such a special choice of words, and I felt it was correct,” adds Houghton.“After one of the dates, I asked my friend, ‘What do you think? “I felt a connection to her that I still can’t define.” “My friend told me, ‘You have to kiss him.

“This is her first wedding so it’s her dream being realized. I want it to be everything she wants it to be and more.” The couple plans to wed later this year, but they already seem to be living in newlywed bliss.

“She makes me laugh,” Houghton says of what attracts him most about his wife-to-be.

’ And she was, like, ‘He’s just not my type,’ ” she recalls. You can just be friends, but you’ll know if it’s meant to be more the moment you kiss him,’ ” says Bailon.

“And now we’re getting married, so you can see how that kiss went.” But before things turned romantic, the couple made sure their priorities were in order.

“He’s my favorite person ever, so I knew I always wanted him in my life forever,” says Bailon.

“I told him, ‘We can give this a shot, but only if we promise we’ll still be friends no matter what.’ ” But it wasn’t a completely smooth transition from friendship to dating.

has been documenting her European vacation with her beau for the past few days and while they were away he proposed.

From gorgeous beach pics in Mykonos, Greece to views from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Bailon and her bae have been having the time of their lives this summer. Last night, the former Disney Cheetah Girl posted a video to Instagram of her new engagment ring sparkling in front of a glistening Eiffel Tower with a three-word caption inspired by Jeremih - "You. Oui." When the couple went public in March of this year, Adrienne was attacked on social media and accused of "ruining a happy home", because Houghton was recently divorced.

Adrienne Bailon and Israel Houghton were friends for years before they ever contemplated dating.