Here’s Why Adrienne Bailon Won’t Let Her Fiancé Watch The Cheetah Girls

The Real co-host opens up about her breakout Disney role

By McKenna Aiello Oct 20, 2016 9:53 PMTags

One secret from Adrienne Bailon's past she'll never divulge to Israel Houghton? Her Disney Channel stardom! 

On tomorrow's episode of The Real, the recently engaged star explains to her co-hosts why she'll never let her fiancé watch The Cheetah Girls over an admittedly irrational fear he won't find her sexy anymore. 

"I did not think The Cheetah Girls was going to be a hit," the 32-year-old admits in the sneak peek, continuing, "Not only did I not think it was going to blow up the way it did, but when I first went to audition for The Cheetah Girls I was like 18 and I was in girl group before that called 3LW."

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Turns out, Bailon's reluctance in taking on what would eventually become her breakout role alongside Raven-Symoné came from a desire to be taken seriously as an adult. 

She goes on to say, "It obviously had a really young attitude; I wore my hair curly in [3LW]. They had just started letting me straighten this hair, I was excited about it! In their eyes that made me look more mature, and they were trying to keep us looking young and fun." 

"So now I'm going into this audition, they want me to play 16," Bailon adds. "So I was like, ‘I'm just getting grown and sexy. Y'all trying to have me play a Disney character,' and at this time I was starting to date more. Once I finished the film I never wanted guys to watch it."

Even 13 years after its premiere, Bailon still refuses to show any of The Cheetah Girls' three installments to her leading man: "Until this day I don't want Israel to watch it because as fun and amazing it was, it totally murders my sexy… It's like really young."

Yet another Real star who can't bear the thought of her husband watching her own childhood blast from the past? Watch the clip above to find out!