A shocker from one of 90’s R&B’s most successful singers turned actors – apparently Marques Houston of Immature fame is engaged to a missing 19-year-old runaway. The news hit the Internet a few days ago and further details have since been discovered, despite the pair’s denials.
Back in 2019, Marques Houston of Immature turned IMx fame announced that he was happily engaged. It’s been a few years since we’ve heard any music from the successful R&B artist. His last musical project came out in 2015 and most of his output has been in his new career as a film & TV executive alongside his longtime controversial manager, Chris Stokes. The two have been partners in the film & TV production space for a number of years.
Stokes most notably directed and wrote the 2004 movie You Got Served, which also featured his other musical famous R&B group, B2K. Since then, the pair have had a number of films and television shows, recently having a number of projects premiere on BET’s digital platform BET+. There’s also been a reunited IMx tour as well other resurgent chances to revisit their past music successes.
Despite controversy on his own as a music executive, Stokes and Houston have kept to themselves in the past years, rarely weighing in in public on flare ups of other associated acts. Raz B infamously left and returned to the group B2K a number of times over the years, sharing stories that he’d been abused by Stokes and others in the organization. Eventually, Raz B returned to the group as they went on a reunion tour in the past few years but he eventually left once again to deal with his own issues and there’s not been much since heard from the affiliated families, groups and clients.
However, that changed when an Internet sleuth began to deduce some information about Houston’s announced fiancée, and the Internet had some questions for the couple – who appear to have quite the gap in age.
Marques Houston’s new fiancé was 4 years old when he dropped his second studio album. And she was declared a missing person at 15 and is still on the list. I love that man’s music but ayoooo lock that nigga up. https://t.co/gEpmOFbYaT— 🦁LEO SZN🦁 | digital_mozart.exeᴸᴱ // (@Digital_Mozart) June 17, 2020
Back in March 2019, Houston made a post on Instagram that said, “She said ‘YES’,” announcing his engagement to the world. The woman’s name is Miya Houston on Instagram, but internet sleuths were able to deduce that her real name was Miyana Juanita Dickey. They allegedly first started dating in September 2018 though not many people knew of her age at the beginning.
An intrepid Twitter user raised questions recently however about Miya’s age, when she met Houston and at what age, and wondered why the age gap was so large, even if Miya is technically of legal age.
can someone please explain why Marques Houston, a 38 year old geezer, is engaged to a 19 year old girl who he allegedly knew before she was 18? They announced they were in a relationship 11 days after she turned 18 last october, and now comments on the pdfile's insta are limited. pic.twitter.com/GUOst5R8Nm— the bad guy, Chun-Li ➐ (@joshsweetener) June 16, 2020
“can someone please explain why Marques Houston, a 38 year old geezer, is engaged to a 19 year old girl who he allegedly knew before she was 18? They announced they were in a relationship 11 days after she turned 18 last october, and now comments on the pdfile’s insta are limited.”
Another added dimension then riled up people even more – apparently, Miyana aka Miya was reported missing back in 2016. It seems that Miyana was adopted by another family in Bend, OR and that’s who she then ran away from.
Despite this information, Houston has entered a lengthy explanation, decrying the public even focusing on this issue as he feels that “there is so much more to be concerned about in the world.”
Houston told his fans on Instagram, ““I met Miya in 2018 through a mutual friend. Never before then, did I even know she existed.” He further goes on to state that they met at a Jehovah’s Witness convention, of which Houston is a well-known member of – and apparently Miya is as well.
Though apparently Stokes considers Miya a “daughter” and his biological daughter is best friends with Miya, there’s no real explanation that’s been given outside of Houston’s post that delves further into her past, and how long Stokes and his family outside of those mentioned have known her.
See the statement released by the Houstons below.
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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.