While playing Chanel Simmons wasn’t the 3LW singer’s acting debut—that would be a 2001 episode of the Nickelodeon series Taina—it was the breakthrough role that led to appearances in feature films (Coach Carter, I’m in Love with a Church Girl), TV films (Lovestruck: The Musical) and two more Cheetah Girls films.
After a relationship with Rob Kardashian from 2007 to 2009 led to a handful of appearances on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Adrienne went down the reality TV path, starring in 2012’s Empire Girls and hosting the short-lived 2014 competition series Nail’d It. In 2013, she began her current job as co-host of The Real. She also competed in the second season of The Masked Singer in 2019, placing third as the Flamingo and is set to appear on the fifth season of Raven’s Home.
After 3LW disbanded in 2007 and The Cheetah Girls parted ways in 2008, Adrienne took her time working on a solo album, eventually releasing New Tradiciones in 2017. After dating Rob, she was briefly engaged to boyfriend of six years, Roc Nation executive Lenny Santiago, in 2015. Nearly a year after calling that off, she and musician Israel Houghton announced their engagement. They were married in November 2016 and welcomed son Ever James in August 2022.