Marques Houston is getting roasted in the streets of Twitter like chestnuts over an open fire.
The “Sister Sister” actor and singer reignited chatter around his eyebrow-raising marriage to Miya Dickey in a recent episode of TV One’s hit series, “Uncensored.”
Marques admitted that he met his wife in Los Angeles when she was 17 years old, but he didn’t talk to her until she was “of age.”
They tied the knot two years later when she was 19 and he was 39.
Me and my wife’s situation is a little different. How we met through mutual friends and everything like that.
When I met my wife, she was 17. So, we no really conversation…no really connection until…you know…she was of age (18).
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.
Her spirit, her kindness, her heart reminds me a lot of my mom.
You know we connected on so many different levels.
It didn’t take long to see that Marques’ efforts to set the record straight may have only made his block hot again.
Internet sleuths believe Miya, whose real name is Miyana Juanita Pinkney, was reported missing in Oregon in 2016 and was in the National Database for Missing Teenagers.
Marques has been accused of being with Miya for over 10 years despite his account of when they met and began dating.
He’s taken to social media before, right after their engagement, to address the rumors.
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.
Young Rome, whose real name is Jerome Jones, took to his Instagram account to address and condemn the statements made by his former Immature bandmate.
Read his statement below.
It’s unfortunate that in the moment of mourning and grieving my brother, I would have to speak on statements that I do not agree with.
But, as a member of Immature, I would like to extend my sincerest apologies in regard to the insensitive statements made by my former group member Marques Houston.
We were raised by a tribe of strong independent women who faced hardships we will never fully understand.
Women today have enough battles to endure including the policing of their bodies, equal pay in the workplace, and beauty standards.
It is never okay to degrade one group of women in order to praise another.
Black women in particular are often on the receiving end of the constant negative stereotypes they fight against daily.
As an adolescent group of the 90s, we did not fully understand the concept of colorism in the entertainment industry and never intentionally isolated any particular group of women in our music videos.
We would be nothing without the loyal fans who have stood by us for three decades, some who happen to now be hardworking single mothers.
As artists, it has always been important to us that the content of our music and who we represent as meant would never disrespect women (especially women of color) and his views do not reflect those of the group.