Cousins! Marques Houston is spinning the block with a whole lot more to say within his decision to marry his teenage wife as oppose to marrying a woman his own age as social media users continue to question his overall motive upon marrying a 19 year old while he was in his late 30s!
In a recent interview with PageSix the former Immature lead singer confessed his feelings in saying that women his age came with way more than he was willing to deal with, for example kids. “ A red flag to me [was] always with a woman that had a kid,” he said. “Nothing against single women, but single mothers with children are a red flag for me.”
He continued, “I tip my hat and respect women that are raising children on their own,” he told us. “But when I grew up, I never really wanted to have kids.”
Marques explained, “I would talk to my dad a lot, and he would always tell me to have your own kids because you never know what the baby daddy‘s are about. So if you’re gonna have kids, make sure it is with a woman that never had kids. So that was always my red flag… and a woman with an attitude. I don’t like women with funky attitudes.”
As we previously reported Marques met his wife Mia Dickey through a mutual friend when she was only 17 years old. He says that they never talked until she was 18 years old and the next year he decided to marry her.
“I’m 41, she is 22. I could’ve married a 44-year-old woman, and it could’ve been disastrous.”
“Women that are my age… they kind of have a different outlook on life,”says Marques. ”Like a lot of women my age are very independent. They are very like, ‘I don’t need a man to do this for me ’cause I can do it for myself.’ I come from a generation that I love to provide for my wife.”
In terms of finding the right woman Marques says, “ “There’s a lot of women my age I’ve dated, they may have baggage. They may have kids, they may not. There’s so many different women I’ve been with throughout my life, and it just so happens to be that this one [Miya] caught my heart. Everything that I prayed for — and everything that I wanted in a woman — she came with. Although she was young, I’m young in spirit.”
While reflecting on the early stages of his career the 41 year old says, “In the Immature days, we [would] have light-skinned girls in our music videos. Then people would question… ‘Why can’t you get a black girl?’ And then it’s like, ‘Oh yeah, I only like light-skinned girls.’ Then the plus-size girls will come and get me. I was like, ‘Man, I can’t catch a break.”
Cousins, what are your thoughts on this?