There’s some amazing news for Robert Kardashian’s ex-girlfriend, Adrienne Bailon. The co-host of “The Real” just got engaged to her boyfriend of six years, Lenny Santiago, Thursday.
The former Cheetah Girl, 31, made her announcement via social media. She shared a picture on Instagram that showed Santiago leaning in for a kiss on the cheek and, of course, Bailon made sure to show off her new shiny diamond. “YES!” she wrote in all capital letters. “I will soon be Mrs. Lenny S.”
“Big congrats @adrienne_bailon you absolutely deserve lots of happiness! Xoxo,” one fan wrote. “Omg! Congratulations,” another said. The photo was liked by more than 94,000 of her 1.5 million followers in less than three hours.
For a time, Bailon was best known as Kardashian’s girlfriend. The two dated from 2007 to 2009, but broke up after he admitted to cheating on her. She never forgave him, and it’s been rumored the only Kardashian brother was never able to get over their split.
She even got into a fight with her ex-boyfriend’s sisters, Khloe and Kim, after she talked about their brother during an interview with Latina magazine. “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and to my career,” the singer said, according to E News. “I probably realized that too late -- not that it would’ve affected my decisions in terms of who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show.”
The sisters took to Twitter to defend Rob. “Don’t kick my brother while he’s down,” Khloe wrote. “Funny how she says being with a Kardashian hurt her career yet the only reason she has this article is bc she is talking about a Kardashian,” Kim added.
Kardashian has not responded to his ex-girlfriend’s engagement. After a hefty weight gain, the sock entrepreneur has stayed out of the spotlight.
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