Marques Houston Claims Women His Age Often Come w/ ‘Baggage’ & Kids Amid Backlash For Marrying His Wife When She Was 19
Dating-until-she-was-an-adult/”>Marques Houston is sticking by his wife’s side as he continues to defend their controversial marriage.
If you didn’t already know, actor and R&B singer Marques Houston and his wife, 22-year-old Miya Dickey (now Miya Houston), met when she was 17 and married in 2020 when she was 19. At the time, Marques Houston, who was 38, made headlines and publicly defended online criticism about their age gap.
In a new interview, the 41-year-old entertainer opened up about why he didn’t like dating women his own age and what qualities he prefers to see in a woman. According to the “Sister, Sister” actor, women his own age came with too much “baggage.” Marques Houston said,
“A red flag to me [was] always with a woman that had a kid. Nothing against single women, but single mothers with children are a red flag for me.”
He went on,
“I tip my hat and respect women that are raising children on their own. But when I grew up, I never really wanted to have kids.”
The singer explained,
“I would talk to my dad a lot, and he would always tell me to have your own kids because you never know what the baby daddy’s are about. So if you’re gonna have kids, make sure it is with a woman that never had kids. So that was always my red flag… and a woman with an attitude. I don’t like women with funky attitudes.”
Marques continued and said he could’ve married a woman around his age, but it also could’ve ended up “disastrous.” He shared,
“I’m 41, she is 22. I could’ve married a 44-year-old woman, and it could’ve been disastrous.”
Marques spoke more on his perspective when dating women closer to his age and elaborated,
“Women that are my age… they kind of have a different outlook on life. Like a lot of women my age are very independent. They are very like, ‘I don’t need a man to do this for me ’cause I can do it for myself.’ I come from a generation that I love to provide for my wife.”
Marques also touched on what it was like dating before he met his wife, Miya Dickey. He added,
“There’s a lot of women my age I’ve dated, they may have baggage. They may have kids, they may not. There’s so many different women I’ve been with throughout my life, and it just so happens to be that this one [Miya] caught my heart. Everything that I prayed for — and everything that I wanted in a woman — she came with. Although she was young, I’m young in spirit.”
Marques’ comments come after he faced backlash (again) for recently attempting to explain his marriage to Miya Dickey.
As previously reported, Marques dealt with criticism due to a promotional clip for his episode of TVOne’s Uncensored. During the video, Marques spoke on the backlash he received for marrying Miya while she was still a teenager and said,
“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, no [real] conversation…no [real] connection until, you know, she was of age.”
He continued and explained what initially attracted him to Miya.
“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.”
He then expressed that the more he was around his now-wife, the more he felt close to her on “so many different levels.”
“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.”
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Reportedly, Marques met Miya in 2018 through a mutual friend. Despite what the naysayers have to say about their Relationship, the pair welcomed a daughter in December 2021 and appear to be going strong.
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