Marques Houston is officially addressing the backlash he’s been receiving through the last few years following word that he married his then 19 year old girlfriend!
Appearing in a promotional clip for ‘Uncensored’ on TV One, the former IMX lead singer explains that he met his wife Miya Dickey when she was only 17 years old through a mutual friend. Marques declares that the two never had any type of real conversations until, “she was of age.”
Marques doubles down in saying he didn’t begin talking to Miya until she was 18, as they bonded over Jehovah and music.
Fast forward to two years later the pair tied the knot as he says their connection deepened.
“Me and my wife’s situation is a little different. How we met through mutual friends and everything like that,” Marques explained “When I met my wife, she was 17. So, we no really conversation…no really connection until…you know…she was of age.”
He continued, “People don’t understand it and I got a lot of backlash for marrying someone that was 19. When we did finally start to talk I was like, ‘This woman is like me’ and when I would talk to her she’d just…For one…we had a spiritual connection and I feel like that’s the most important thing. We both love God. We both love Jehovah and that was key.”
“Being able to start being around her and talking to her we connected through music,” said Marques. “Her spirit, her kindness, her heart reminds me a lot of my mom. You know we connected on so many different levels.”
Marques has defended his union with Miya previously as he addressed social media users exceeding concerns. Within a post to Instagram back in 2019 he wrote,
“Miya is like a daughter to Chris Stokes because we are all like family,” wrote Houston in 2020. “Being a Jehovah’s Witness, we all showcase true love like family. That’s it. Chris’ real daughter, Chrissy Morales became friends with Miya in 2018, where we all first met Miya at a Jehovah’s Witness convention.
“It was then that Chrissy and Miya became friends. Miya and I didn’t start dating until she was an adult. We fell in love and got engaged in March of 2019. My dad Michael loves her, and the people I am closest to all love her as well. Most importantly we have Jehovahs blessing.
There is so much more to be concerned about in the world, than creating rumors about me. No one ever gets facts anymore, they just run with “stories”, but hey, I guess it comes with the territory 🤷🏾♂️. So to all the rumors about me, none of it is true! And that’s the story.
No twists, no turns, no scandals, just true love.”
Marques and Miya tied the knot in August of 2020. Together they share a 1 year old daughter named Zara Denise Houston.