Adrienne Bailon Houghton does not regret keeping her surrogacy story a secret as it gave her peace of mind while going through the process.

"I hope that even by me not giving the information, it hopefully inspired somebody to say, 'I don't owe this to anyone, I don't owe an explanation to anyone about why, how,' and I think that there is that saying, 'Get out of my uterus,'" Adrienne told ET exclusively.

Adrienne and her husband, Christian music singer and producer Israel Houghton, welcomed their son Ever James last month via surrogate. The couple announced the surprising news through an Instagram post, which showed the "The Real" co-host cradling her newborn as she gazed lovingly at him. In the black-and-white photo, Israel was seen looking at the baby affectionately.

"As women, we have people constantly prying and asking questions that sometimes are just inappropriate and sometimes you don't wanna share, and I hope that this encourages somebody to know that they don't have to feel bad about it," Adrienne said.

Ever James is the 38-year-old TV personality's first baby. Israel has four other children from previous relationships: Jordan, Mariah, Sonny and Milan.

The "Cheetah Girls" actress said choosing surrogacy was not an easy decision to make. She underwent multiple rounds of failed IVF treatments and other challenges before finally making the important decision.

"I know it sounds weird, but after everything I've been through, multiple miscarriages, I've done IVF eight times, so, I feel like to some extent, I owed it to myself to give myself that privacy, to give myself the right to have something sacred and something just for us, and our family," Adrienne told the outlet. "A lot of women will relate to this, but when you go through miscarriages or something like that, when you've announced already, you find yourself, when you're telling them what's happened, comforting them as well."

The new mom said she had envisioned becoming pregnant and making "beautiful maternity photos" but never thought she would choose a surrogate to carry her son. Adrienne also said she still dreams of becoming pregnant in the future.

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Adrienne Bailon, now known by her married name Adrienne Houghton, accessorized her stunning amethyst Fouad Sarkis Couture gown with a Helmer bag, Le Vian diamond earrings and a L’Dezen by Payal Shah diamond ring. Paras Griffin/Getty Images