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. His latest output is a marriage that still has heads talking.
An Internet sleuth began to deduce some information about Houston’s announced fiancée, and the Internet had some questions for the couple – who appeared to have quite the gap in age.
Apparently, Houston was engaged to a missing 19-year-old runaway that had befriended Stokes’ similarly aged daughter and met Houston at a Jehovah’s Witness convention.
March of 2019, Houston made a post on Instagram that said, “She said ‘YES’,” announcing his engagement to the world. The woman’s name was 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.
Another added dimension then riled up people even more – apparently, Miyana aka Miya was reported missing back in 2016, according to the National Missing Person Directory website. It seems that Miyana was adopted by another family in Bend, OR and that’s who she then ran away from.
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 “missing persons” status and how long Stokes and his family outside of those mentioned have known her. Houston previously addressed the rumors on his own 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. He also told his followers that their union was blessed by “Jehovah,” as well.
It seems as if that union has finally been made permanent, despite the naysayers. After the initial uproar had died down, the pair clearly kept to themselves and strengthened their relationship enough to finally make it down the aisle — even in a pandemic.
Houston posted an update to his Instagram, sharing that the two had tied the knot. “We can’t believe the day has finally come! The day when the two of us were bonded together before Jehovah to become one. Jehovah has blessed us with a true happiness that is unmatched!”
Using the hashtag “#thehoustons,” the couple shared a shot of them embracing each other and kissing on the lips, while Mrs. Houston’s train spills over the sidewalk. According to US Weekly, who had exclusive photos, Houston wore a Shaker tuxedo, and his new wife stunned in a Jomo Patterson wedding gown.
Congrats to the couple, and see the post below.