Sister, Sister star Marques Houston, 38, defends engagement to Miya Dickey, 19, and insists they ‘didn’t start dating until she was an adult’
Sister, Sister star Marques Houston has defended his engagement to teenager Miya Dickey.
The 38-year-old has come under online scrutiny over his relationship with the 19-year-old this week but insisted on Instagram that they ‘didn’t start dating until she was an adult.’
Marques also explained why Miya refers to his manager and friend Chris Stokes as ‘dad,’ saying she is friends with Chris’ daughter Chrissy Morales.
‘Shouldn’t be a topic’: Sister, Sister star Marques Houston has defended his engagement to Miya Dickey even though he is 38 and she is 19
‘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,’ he began his lengthy Instagram caption.
He insisted that ‘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.’
He added: ‘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.’
‘Just true love’: He has come under online scrutiny over the relationship this week but insisted on Instagram that they ‘didn’t start dating until she was an adult’
Marques wrote: ‘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.’
He continued: ‘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.’
The actor wrote: ‘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.’
Together: Miya turned 18 in the second half of 2018 and in March of 2019 Marques announced their engagement on his Instagram page
He doubled down: ‘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.’
Marques urged fans to ‘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.’
Miya turned 18 in the second half of 2018 and in March of 2019 Marques announced their engagement on his Instagram page.