Who Is Marques Houston’s Wife? Get to know Miya Dickey

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Marques Houston is an American R&B singer, songwriter, dancer, model and actor. A member of the R&B group Immature/IMx from 1990 until 2002, Houston went solo in 2003.

As an actor, he is known for his role as Roger Evans in the television comedy Sister, Sister. As a solo artist, Houston has released a number of successful studio albums that went platinum in the United States.

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Marques Houston and wife Miya Dickey

Who is Marques Houston’s wife?

Miya was born on Oct. 7, 2000, and grew up in San Bernardino, California. In March 2021, she revealed in an interview with Rolling Out that she primarily lived with her grandparents in her teenage years, which is when she adopted the Jehovah’s Witness faith.

While she also shared that her father wasn’t in her life, she appears to have a good relationship with her mother. In 2021, Miya praised her mother on Instagram, writing, “My Beautiful Mom, my day one, my bestie, my venting buddy, my twin. Thank you Mom for giving me life. And thank you for our friendship, I hope to have the same relationship with my future daughter.”

How did marques Houston meet Miya Dickey

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Marques and Miya bonded over their shared faith after meeting at a Jehovah’s Witness convention in April 2018. They were introduced through the actor’s manager, Chris Stokes, and his daughter Chrissy Morales.

Even though the pair met in April, they didn’t start dating until Oct. 8, 2018 — the day after her 18th birthday — according to Miya’s previous Instagram bio.

In June 2020, the actor (born Aug. 4, 1981) defended his relationship with Miya on Instagram due to concerns about their 19-year age difference.

“Miya and I didn’t start dating until she was an adult,” he wrote. “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.”

He continued, “There is so much more to be concerned about in the world, than creating rumors about me. 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.”

She married Marques in 2020

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Marques Houston and Miya Dickey wedding

Marques proposed to Miya in March 2019, after five months of dating.

Miya shared several photos of their engagement on Instagram and wrote: “Today I said ‘yes’ to my Bestfriend. … I am so blessed to have you and to be yours FOREVER.”

Marques also posted a photo of their hands interlocking, showing off Miya’s 5-carat diamond engagement ring. “She said ‘YES’ 💍,” he wrote.

Marques and Miya wed over a year later in an ultra-private outdoor ceremony, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They exchanged vows at the Eagle Glen Golf Club in Corona, California, on Aug. 24, 2020. The bride wore a Jomo Patterson wedding gown, while the groom donned a white Shaker tuxedo.

“I was so nervous that I was actually shaking, but everything felt perfect when I saw Miya walk down the aisle,” Marques told PEOPLE. “I told her I wasn’t going to cry, but I couldn’t hold it in. I cried like a baby.”

The pair recited traditional vows and added a personal touch to their ceremony with a special handshake. “We didn’t do special vows, but we did do a special handshake that we practiced for the ‘kiss the bride’ part,” Marques said.

“We practiced for like months on this handshake and never got it right until the actual day! We both looked at each other like ‘finally,’ ” Miya added.

At the reception, Marques surprised his bride with a performance by R&B singer Major, who performed her favorite song, “Why I Love You.” Miya told PEOPLE this surprise performance was her “special” moment from the day, and she was “completely caught off guard” by the musician singing their wedding song live.

How many kids do Marques Houston and Miya have?

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Marques and Miya welcomed a daughter, Zara Denise Houston, on Dec. 2, 2021.

The couple chose to keep their pregnancy private, announcing Zara’s arrival with a series of family photos on Instagram just a few days after her birth.

“Mommy and Daddy love you so much. I can’t believe your already a week old Zari!! 😭 Slow down!!” Miya wrote in her caption. “I’m so happy & blessed to be your mommy babygirl. I thank Jehovah for you every second of the day. I Love you more than you’ll ever know.”

Two months later, Marques spoke to PEOPLE about life as a father and attributed his ability to stay “balanced” to Miya.

“I’m very instrumental in my daughter’s life. I’m not one of those absent fathers that’s just always working and never paying attention to his family because I feel like family is first,” he said. “I always say being a husband and father are two of my biggest accomplishments in life so I take that very seriously.”

What does Marques Houston wife do for a living?

 

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Marques Houston wife Miya Dickey

Miya Houston, née Dickey, is a makeup artist.

As seen on her Instagram, Miya has worked as a professional makeup artist since at least June 2022. She worked on the Tubi movies The Stepmother, The Stepmother 2 and Best Friend.

She has also done makeup for other stars — including actress and former Beyoncé backup dancer Tanee McCall and singer V. Bozeman.

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