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Too Young? Not To Marques Houston!

Marques Houston recently responded to the negative criticisms he has received over marrying his wife who is nearly 20 years younger than him

R&B singer and former Sister, Sister actor Marques Houston recently spoke out about the backlash he has received for marrying his wife Miya Dickey, who was 19 at the time of marriage (now 22) while he was 38 (now 41).

A clip posted by The Shade Room recently (Apr. 5) featuring Houston on an episode of the TV One show Uncensored depicts him addressing criticism towards the marriage, stating that while he had met Dickey when she was 17, there was "no connection" until she had been of age.

"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. We had no, really, conversation and no, really, connection until she was of age...People don’t understand it. And, of course, I got a lot of backlash for marrying someone that was 19. And, you know, when we did finally start to talk, I was like, ‘This woman is like me’."

Continuing: "For one, we had a spiritual connection, and I feel like that’s the most important thing… and being able to start being around her… we connected through music and her spirit, her kindness, her heart, reminds me a lot of my mom and we connected on so many different levels."

Still, the question as to whether or not such relationships are valid and not predatory is always raised and there never seems to be a clear consensus.

Some would argue that relationships with major age-gaps of any kind are wrong, while others would clarify that only those between an individual is barely of legal age and someone significantly older are problematic.

Houston clearly would oppose either stances, as he appears to stand by the notion of any romantic relationship being valid so long as both parties are legal-adults. While he is sure to have those who would support that opinion on his side, there are plenty of those that cannot help but cringe at the idea of one's romantic partner being old enough to be their child.


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