I don’t know, the idea that he may have groomed this girl along with the connection to Chris Stokes is just… suspicious.
Marques Houston is finally addressing the backlash he’s faced regarding the 19-year age difference between he and his wife, Miya Dickey. Houston’s relationship with Dickey made headlines a few years back when it was revealed that the R&B singer, now 41, met Dickey, 22, when she was 17 years old. The couple got engaged in March 2019 after just five months of dating, before tying the knot in August 2020.
In a preview released ahead of his upcoming appearance on TV One’s series, Uncensored, Houston sheds light on how he met his wife.
“Me and my wife’s situation is a little different, how we met through mutual friends and everything like that,” Houston explains. “When I met my wife, she was 17. We had no, really, conversation and no, really, connection until she was of age”
Anytime a nigga get caught being weird they bring up god an spirituality pic.twitter.com/Gik0EJC9TE
— Sizzle hate account 💙 (@TYainteasy) April 5, 2023
Houston goes on to address the criticism he’s received due to the couple’s nearly 20-year age gap.
“People don’t understand it. And of course, I got a lot of backlash for marrying someone that was 19,” he shares. “And, you know, when we did finally start to talk, I was like, ‘This woman is like me’… For one, we had a spiritual connection, and I feel like that’s the most important thing… and being able to start being around her… we connected through music and her spirit, her kindness, her heart, reminds me a lot of my mom and we connected on so many different levels.”
Back in June 2020, Houston first responded to the backlash, taking to Instagram to explain to his followers how he and Miya met.
“I met Miya in 2018 through a mutual friend,” he said at the time. “Never before then, did I even know she existed… Miya is like a daughter to Chris Stokes because we are all like family. 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.”
See, this is why Tia and Tamera would never give him the time of day. Take a look at the clip for yourself followed by some reactions and let us know your thoughts.
So basically Chris Stokes kidnapped that girl and sold her off to Marques "Batman" Houston- that's what im getting
— Tittygate 2023 (@jiggyjayy2) April 5, 2023
Miya went missing in 2016 and Chris Stokes starts posting her on his insta as his 'spiritual daughter' from like 2017 so that alone is like, where he find this underage girl? and then he posts her and Marques Houston together in 2018 like something very wrong happened there https://t.co/x8j7rHawxU pic.twitter.com/jWrX8pC219
— 2023 ♡ (@dojabins) April 5, 2023
Marques Houston shoulda just kept his mouth closed.
— jas 🏾 (@jas_zhane) April 5, 2023
Marques Houston said he met his wife when she was 17. I need yall to know that cradle watchin a child & waitin til they legal is still predatory & pedophilic. All that means is you was sexually attracted to them when they was still a kid. A patient pedophile is still a pedophile
— Night Skin Nerdy Girl (@NightSkinGirl88) April 5, 2023
Marques Houston’ 41 … informing us that he met his wife when she was 17 but didnt marry her until she was 19 … You definitely started fucking her when she was a minor .. pls go to hell & leave religion out of it
— ✨𝐁𝐊✨ (@BrwnSkinGirly) April 5, 2023
i want @marqueshouston in prison. no way he did a interview admitting he met his “wife” when she was 17. HELL IS HOT nîgga you 40!!!!!
— 🆎 (@stilltrilll) April 5, 2023
Mutual friends with a 17 year old girl at 36? Marques Houston please leave us alone! You fucking weirdo
— A 🚩 (@trustfundkiller) April 5, 2023
Yes, Marques Houston is a creep for marrying a 19-year-old girl in his late 30s that he claims he first "met" at age 17.
Yeah, that's called grooming — and he's not the only one in Hollywood that's been doing it.
Look very closely to win some of your other faves "met."
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) April 5, 2023
Raz B told yall bout Marques Houston and Chris Stokes long time ago lmao
— B3️⃣NJI (@ESMB3nji) April 5, 2023