Adrienne Bailon took fans down memory lane as she reminisced about her time in NYC following her success as one-quarter of Disney's "The Cheetah Girls."
It's been over a decade since "The Cheetah Girls" made their mark in Hollywood with catchy songs and matching animal-print outfits, but singer and actress Adrienne Bailon still has fond memories of her life after the show.
In her latest Instagram post, Bailon reminisced about her life following the Disney show when she moved back home to New York to live across the hall from her sister, Claudette Bailon.
Adrienne Bailon at Latina Magazine's "Hollywood Hot List" party at the Sunset Tower Hotel on October 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.|Source: Getty Images
Bailon was pictured clad in a tan trenchcoat tied at the waist, with a black turtle-neck outfit that reached just above her ankles, which she styled with chunky Steve Madden combat boots.
The fashionista accessorized her outfit with chic sunglasses, hoop earrings, and a black leather bag. Her golden-brown hair was styled in a high top-bun to reveal her radiant round face.
Bailon posed on the run-down staircase in front of a red-bricked apartment building, with several trash bins lined along the walls of the building. She captioned:
"Once upon a time in NYC ? After Cheetah Girls... I came home to New York... I moved into an apt. just to live across the hall from my sister @claudettebailon."
Bailon described the experience of living in the notoriously tiny New York apartments, which also allowed her to have access to the city's quintessential staples, as she named "Milton's Bodega," which gave her feelings of nostalgia.
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The "The Real" co-host even shared a screenshot of her cellphone contact list, which still carried the corner store's contact details.
When "The Cheetah Girls" reign ended in 2008, Bailon, Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan, and Raven-Symoné Pearman went their separate ways but not all on good terms.
Bailon and Williams, who were both part of the nineties girl group, 3LW along with actress Naturi Naughton, fell out, with Williams maintaining that Bailon faked her friendship with her.
Bailon didn't let the drama slow her down, and she continued to pursue her career in entertainment until she nabbed the life-changing spot co-hosting "The Real" in 2013.
The singer made history as the first Latina to host an English language daytime talk show, and in 2018, she surpassed her own expectations when she won an Emmy Award for the show.
While her career was on the rise, Bailon's personal life also experienced changes. In 2016, she married Israel Houghton after meeting on the set of her movie "I'm In Love With A Church Girl."