Marques Houston is feeling the heat again for the same reason he was in 2020. Back then, social media users weren’t happy that he married his wife, Miya Dickey, when she was only 19 while he was 39 years old. Fast forward three years and a child later and social media users still hold the same sentiments.
The conversation about the significant age gap in the couple’s relationship was kicked up again because Houston spoke about it on his TV One Uncensored episode. The singer shared the story behind how he met his wife and the mother of his daughter Zara. His goal was to clear speculations about the timeline not adding up.
“Me and my wife’s situation is a little different; how we met through mutual friends and everything like that,” he said. “When I met my wife, she was 17. So, we had no [real] conversation…no [real] connection until…you know…she was of age.”
The Sister Sister actor also claims the version of Miya’s birth date floating around online was wrong. However, social media users aren’t buying it. Some argue that his behavior is still predatory, accusing him of having his eyes set on Dickey when she was underage and waiting until she was 18 to make a move. They also question what mutual friends he would share with a then 17-year-old. The married couple welcomed their first child, daughter Zara, in December 2021. Presently, Miya is 22 while Houston is 41.
Houston defended his stance when he ran into TMZ in LA this week when asked how he was feeling about the renewed criticism.
– Steve Sijenyi