Marques Houston reacts to backlash for marrying teenager

Marques Houston made headlines in 2020 when he married a woman who was two decades younger.

At the time of the wedding, Houston was 39 and Miya Dickey was 19.

In this weekend’s episode of TV One’s interview series, UncensoredHouston resolves the backlash.

“My wife and I’s situation is a little different, how we met through mutual friends and all that stuff,” the actor and singer said in an excerpt obtained by The shadow room. “When I met my wife, she was 17.”

THE sister, sister The star insists he was never intimate with Miya when she was underage.

“We had no, really, conversations and no, really, connections until she was of age,” he says.

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Despite their age difference, Marques told the TV One interviewer that he has a lot in common with Miya.

“People don’t understand it. And, of course, I had a lot of backlash for marrying someone who was 19,” he says. “And you know, when we finally started talking, I was like, ‘This woman is like me,’ and she was just, like when I was talking to her, she just had, to begin with, 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 the key.”

In the clip, people are talking about the former Immature band member again.

Social media users filled in the comments section of RSTand much of the reaction was negative.

“Dude, what do you have in common with a kid!?” one person wrote.

“If he thinks we believe him………,” someone else posted.

“God! She couldn’t even drink champagne at her OWN WEDDING because she was underage. What did they drink? Lemonade? Leprechaun?” another person added.

“To catch a predator… the r&b edit,” someone else wrote.

Houston has not responded to the latest criticism since the clip was released this morning.

The episode of Uncensored airs Sundays at 10/9pm on TV One.

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