Marques Huston defends relationship with 19-year-old fiancee

Houston insists he didn't start dating his future wife until she was a legal adult

Marques Houston
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Marques Houston is defending himself after being slammed on social media for his relationship with his 19-year-old fiancée, Miya Dickey. 

The 38-year-old singer/actor was slammed on social media this week over his engagement to the much younger woman. Several social media users claim he met her when she was just 17 because she is listed on an IMDB page with him. They also point out that the couple got engaged five months after she turned 18.

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Despite online chatter, Houston insists he didn’t start dating his future wife until she was a legal adult and says he met her through his manager, Chris Stokes.

“With all that’s going on in the world, my love life shouldn’t be a topic. But since it is let me just give y’all the facts so you don’t have to ‘allegedly’ believe or create rumors…I needed to speak because this is not music or television, this is my family, my future wife and my life,” he wrote in a lengthy IG post.

“Never before then, did I even know she existed. The fact she was listed on one of our films was a misprint of someone being messy. Anyone can post on IMDB. And there’s no way someone that young could even work on a film set in the position of Art Directer because that position requires years of experience,” he continued.

“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. …And that’s the story. No twists, no turns, no scandals, just true love. There is nothing that can come to light, because there’s no darkness in my life. You wanted the truth. I don’t have anything to hide, so if you’re waiting for something else, you will be waiting forever.”

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It looks like Houston isn’t going to let public opinion influence his personal life.

“Continue to fight for what you believe in, as long as it is true justice, and the fight is with love, not hate, because we all matter to God and I put God first in all things,” he added. “I love all who support me and thank you. I won’t let you down. I love y’all!”

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With all that’s going on in the world, my love life shouldn’t be a topic. But since it is let me just give y’all the facts so you don’t have to “allegedly” believe or create rumors. After reading the Blog that was published about my fiancé and I, I felt with this situation I needed to speak because this is not music or television, this is my family, my future wife and my life. I met Miya in 2018 through a mutual friend. Never before then, did I even know she existed. The fact that she was listed on one of our films was a misprint or someone being messy. Anyone can post on IMDB. And there’s no way someone that young could even work on a film set in the position of Art Directer because that position requires years of experience. 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. 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. There is nothing that can come to light, because there’s no darkness in my life. You wanted the truth. I don’t have anything to hide, so if you’re waiting for something else, you will be waiting for ever. Please people focus on staying safe through this pandemic. And continue fighting for what you believe in, as long as it is true justice, and the fight is with love, not hate, because we all matter to God 🙏🏾 and I put God first in all things. I love all who support me and thank you. I won’t let you down. I love y’all! Peace and Love, MH.

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