Marques Houston is the next celebrity to be featured on TV One’s hit series, “Uncensored,” and he’s opening up about his controversial marriage to Miya Dickey.
The actor and former Immature/IMx singer has received heavy criticism and a collective side-eye after the public learned he is 20 years older than his wife.
Marques says he was 37 years old when he met his 17-year-old future bride.
Two years later they tied the knot on August 24, 2020, and he’s been accused of grooming her ever since.
One person wrote, “Marques Houston really groomed his wife when she was a minor & waited until she was 18 to make their relationship. Some of us remember seeing him under her comments when she was 17. & Then when she turned 18 their relationship became “official”. He’s a nasty weirdo!”
In a promotional clip for his upcoming episode of “Uncensored,” Marques talked about meeting Miya.
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.
Watch the clip below.
Marques and Miya welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Zara, in December 2021.
“Uncensored” featuring Marques Houston premieres this Sunday, April 9 at 10p/9c, only on TV One.
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